Duke Energy wants to raise rates

Full story: Asheville Citizen-Times

Duke Energy Corp. will spend $1.8 billion to build a single coal-fired power unit at its Cliffside plant in Western North Carolina, the company said Wednesday as it prepared to seek its first base rate increase ...
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KDS

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May 30, 2007
 
So the $100+ a month for electric service I pay for a singlewide trailer is not enough?
Thanks Duke Power!

Since: Apr 07

WNC

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May 30, 2007
 
Glad I have Progress, my power bill hasn't been over $50 a month since I moved last August.

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Since: Apr 07

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May 31, 2007
 
Duke Power has zero incentive to cut costs rather than to raise rates.
Dave

Raleigh, NC

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May 31, 2007
 
Duke is about the sorriest Power Co. I have ever dealt with. They never do anything to prevent power outages, and are slow as hell in getting out to repair damges.

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Since: Feb 07

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May 31, 2007
 
No one told me that the game of Monopoly was a real game in life. A little late to learn that lesson, ehhh?
marked

Candler, NC

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May 31, 2007
 
KDS wrote:
So the $100+ a month for electric service I pay for a singlewide trailer is not enough?
Thanks Duke Power!
If David Gantt of the county commission has his way you won't even be able to have a single wide trailer in most parts of Buncombe. Hes a big mobile home snob and used his zoning efforts to make it harder to find spots to put them. If you want affordable housing in Buncbome don't vote Democrat.

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Since: Apr 07

Corinth, Texas

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May 31, 2007
 
When the folks in NC get the Dems to allow competition between power companies and allow you to choose who you wish to be your provider then you will have decent rates.
Don't look for it soon since the idea was brought up before but of course your Dems in Raleigh turned it down flat. Crying deregulation of power companies would cost too much. Who? The coffers of the state? Certainly not the customer.
western girl

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May 31, 2007
 
RAISE RATES!!! I have to take out loans to pay the powerbill now.

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