Letter: How do you’re feeling once you open your utility invoice? 

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How do you’re feeling once you open your utility invoice each month? I’m guessing about the identical as a invoice from a medical insurance firm. I believe the TV adverts in opposition to Pine Tree Energy are on the very least stretching the reality. Makes me marvel why there was little hue and cry when personal for-profit firms took over Maine’s grid a while in the past.

For many years they’ve made large earnings whereas we, the ratepayers, are on the hook. We’ve basically been paying lease to them for many years, why not have a mortgage and personal it. Do we all know the folks on the boards of those firms and do we’ve got a voice there? No. I do know the Metropolis of Calgary owns Enmax which in flip owns Versant. I do know when the worth of pure gasoline went up, my invoice went up. When the worth got here down some, my invoice didn’t. As a neighbor of mine stated: They don’t appear to take care of the strains as they used to, energy appears to exit with virtually any storm however the charges go up. Awful service and excessive price.

Those who declare we don’t know what Pine Tree Energy will price are falling for the premise it is going to be an excessive amount of. There may be an orderly transition within the invoice, I anticipate that neutral courts will resolve in three to 4 years and we might be on the highway to decrease charges and extra funding. A Maine primarily based non-profit accountable to us, the ratepayers, is smart. What it comes all the way down to is, how do you’re feeling once you open the invoice?