People may hope to have more electricity, after the Christmas lights but one woman from Pennsylvania while surfing received quite a shock, she saw a staggering $284 billion she owed her suppliers.
Mary Mr Roman (Mary Horomanski) told GoErie.com, when her login Penelec account to see this big bills, she was shocked, and questioned whether it was because she and her family somehow put their Christmas lights were wrong.
“My eyes just popped out of my head,” she said. “We put up the Christmas lights and I wonder if we got them wrong.”
She even told her son that she wanted a different Christmas present – a heart monitor – because she was shocked by the act.
The bill is worth $284.46 billion, and the minimum payment for December is $28,156. She paid the full payment date in November 2018, but it was still a big shock.
However, the son of hollomusski quickly contacted pennek, who confirmed it was a mistake. The amount was corrected to $284.46, and a company spokesman said they were not sure what caused the initial error.
The $284 billion charge is bigger than some countries in the world, including Hungary and South Africa.
In addition, the bill may be larger than several other countries, including the total national debt of New Zealand, Portugal and the Czech republic.
Overall, the bill is actually about two percent of total U.S. government debt, which is $14.6 trillion, according to U.S. news and world report.
The total charge is even bigger than the bill that the industrial customer saw when he proposed a rate increase in 2016. According to the press release at the time, Penelec wanted to raise interest rates on average residential customers by 17.1%, business customers 9%, and industrial customers 1.5%. For this 20-megawatt, 474 hour customer, an increase of 1.5 percent would result in a total cost of $682,841.44.
Horomanski’s bill is $284,459,317,159, more than that.