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PSE: Proposed increase bigger than you think

Letter by Chris Sherrod, Port Orchard on Feb. 6, 2012 at 1:21 pm with 3 Comments »
February 6, 2012 2:26 pm

Puget Sound Energy has proposed an electrical rate increase of 8.08 percent, but it neglected to state that it is also raising the basic service fee from $7.25 a month to $7.83 a month – an 8 percent increase. If you also figure in the state and federal taxes which increase along with the higher base fees, you get a much bigger bite.

Last year the Utilities and Transportation Commission got 187 emails, all of which were against the rate increase, but the UTC approved it anyway. Makes you wonder who the UTC is really working for. These are the same people who will be deciding this upcoming rate increase as well.

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  1. took14theteam says:

    Maybe that stupid “Green Energy” initiative that passed is coming home to roost?

  2. sandblower says:

    What is stupid are comments like the previous one. Clean energy costs something. Dirty energy costs more that simple dollars. The choice is so easy anyone can tell unless they are on the extreme right.

  3. sandblower is correct. Almost all New Technological Advances cost more when they are in developmental stages. After they are proven, and can be mass produced and widely implemented, the costs-to-benefit ratio changes to the benefit side.

    People who deny this fact are simply ignorant flat-Earthers. And that would seem to fit very many people on the right-hand side of the political spectrum in America.

    Besides that, given the hundreds of thousands of customers of PSE, 187 emails to the UTC concerning the last rate increase doesn’t really seem like a lot. In fact, it’s kind of pathetic.

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