CLP is at it again.
One more time they are reaching into your wallet to remove more of your money.
You were told that if you want to save on your power bill you should become more energy efficient.
After all you are in control of how much power you use.
So you spent 20 grand on new windows. You spent 15 grand on new solar panels. You went around and replaced all your light bulbs, with new high efficiency light bulbs. You did all these things so you didn’t have to give so much money to CLP.
Guess what? CLP still wants your money anyway. Use their power, or don’t use their power…..Doesn’t matter….. because they still want you to pay them.
There are two parts to your power Bill. The fix cost you pay for the honor of being hooked up to their system. If you use no power at all you still owe them that fee. It used to be 8 bucks. Then it went to 16 bucks. Now (if CLP gets their way) you will pay 25.50 bucks. CLP applauds that you are using less power, but nonetheless they still want your money.
Doesn’t matter that they just raised your rates 21% in January. They want more. More….More….More….More.
the state's largest distribution utility is requesting a nearly 60 percent increase in the fixed fee that lands on its residential customers' monthly bills
challenges from energy efficiency and distributed generation have caused a downward trend in billed revenue per customer. In response, he said, the company has pushed to have more of its bills based on the cost of service, rather than the volume of energy sold.
If regulators approve the rate case as proposed, energy industry experts say it would chip away at the business case for investing in energy efficiency and distributed renewable energy,