boonville power
real nice

West Monroe, NY

#62 Mar 7, 2013
wHaTeVeR wrote:
Apparently some of you didn't read the news paper about the increase in electrical heating customers and everyone using over 2000 kwh. Understand a little bit about what goes on here and you would know they can only buy so much cheap hydro power per month. People already owning homes install electric heat or replace their furnace with an electric boiler or plug in electric heaters when they run out of oil boosting the demand for more. So they are forced to buy nuclear power to make up the difference. Now the total cost is divided up amongst all the customers. More and more people are heating with electric, especially after fuel oil went over $4.00 per gallon.
Complain to the Public Service Commission or the Municipal, not on here. Those employees are great and right there for you if the electric goes out. Even in the worst storms the longest I've ever been out of electricity is 6-8 hours.
How can anyone complain about the cost of electricity on the Municipal Commission?
The NY Power Authority increased Boonville's contract power allowance when Owl Wire went online in order to avoid increased purchased power costs to the residents. If you think back, Ethan Allen went out and the same thing happened, our rates go up in the winter (because its cold). Also, for the past several years Boonville Municipal Commission has been adding 30 or so houses a year as people from down state have been building "camps". The purchase power upcharge is only going to go up.
It is still without question the cheapest and most efficient electric company anywhere in the north country.
Insulation has gone a long way in REDUCING my electric bill!
All of you complaining don`t complain when the price of beer or whiskey go up. You just keep tipping those glasses and cans up.
Stop crying about your bill or live like the Amish do.
I can count on one hand how many times we have lost power in Boonville for any length of time over the past 25 years. Grid customers are always loosing power and it takes forever for it to go back on. Boonville Municipal does a great job and we should be grateful.
Funny no one ever winces about municipal bill in the warmer months, when it's like 20/month. It's winter and it has been extremely COLD. Be glad you aren't paying National Grids rates.
Hey let me tell you again I don't have electric heat!!! Mine went up 200.00 just me now multiply that time even 3/4 of Boonville power customers and see what you get . And by the way what the hell is an electric boiler I never heard of one !!!
I Got the Power

Boonville, NY

#63 Mar 11, 2013
How can all you people live in Boonville for years and have no idea how the power bill works? It happens every winter.

The Municipal Commission has a contract to purchase a set amount of low cost power every month. In the winter we exceed that amount (because of all the houses with electric heat) and the Commission has to buy power from the Power Authority at market prices. That cost then gets divided among all the customers based on the amount of power they used. It's on your bill under "Purchased Power Upcharge".

We actually got lucky in December that there wasn't a big Purchased Power Upcharge. But we had a cold spell in January and the effects showed up in the most recent Bill.

It's going to continue to get worse every year as more houses heat with electric.
real nice

West Monroe, NY

#64 Mar 11, 2013
I Got the Power wrote:
How can all you people live in Boonville for years and have no idea how the power bill works? It happens every winter.

The Municipal Commission has a contract to purchase a set amount of low cost power every month. In the winter we exceed that amount (because of all the houses with electric heat) and the Commission has to buy power from the Power Authority at market prices. That cost then gets divided among all the customers based on the amount of power they used. It's on your bill under "Purchased Power Upcharge".

We actually got lucky in December that there wasn't a big Purchased Power Upcharge. But we had a cold spell in January and the effects showed up in the most recent Bill.

It's going to continue to get worse every year as more houses heat with electric.
But I don't heat with electric so why should I pay 200 more for some one that does heat with electric.
wHaTeVeR

United States

#65 Mar 16, 2013
because you used more than you did in the past. you probably plugged in electric heaters and don't count it as having electric heat. You probably ran out of oil or wood or to cheap to buy it and plugged in the heaters because boonville power is so cheap. go move onto national grid and use the same amount of kwh and lets see you be happy with that. if you have a complaint call the public service commission. complaining on here will get you no where, as im' writing this, this will get me no where but i have no where to go because i'm happy with my community power. i just can't stand the ignorance of you telling lies. Yes the bills are high right now but won't be in may. you don't comment on your low bills. like i'm so thankful my bill is so low from may to december. i can't believe it. you don't see any complaints on here last year. it was a warmer year and the rates didnn't go up as high because you weren't using as much as everyone did this year. just pay your bill or maybe the commission will go out of business and we will be paying national grid rates. the thing is you probably don't pay your bill, try that with national grid. they don't work with you like the commission does. they are a non profit organization. remember that. our community is a part of it. go to a commission meeting, information is power. or wait again until next year and bitch again.
customer

West Monroe, NY

#66 Mar 17, 2013
wHaTeVeR wrote:
because you used more than you did in the past. you probably plugged in electric heaters and don't count it as having electric heat. You probably ran out of oil or wood or to cheap to buy it and plugged in the heaters because boonville power is so cheap. go move onto national grid and use the same amount of kwh and lets see you be happy with that. if you have a complaint call the public service commission. complaining on here will get you no where, as im' writing this, this will get me no where but i have no where to go because i'm happy with my community power. i just can't stand the ignorance of you telling lies. Yes the bills are high right now but won't be in may. you don't comment on your low bills. like i'm so thankful my bill is so low from may to december. i can't believe it. you don't see any complaints on here last year. it was a warmer year and the rates didnn't go up as high because you weren't using as much as everyone did this year. just pay your bill or maybe the commission will go out of business and we will be paying national grid rates. the thing is you probably don't pay your bill, try that with national grid. they don't work with you like the commission does. they are a non profit organization. remember that. our community is a part of it. go to a commission meeting, information is power. or wait again until next year and bitch again.
you are f@#king azzhole like i said b4 go collect your mc pay check and dont put your BS on here
Because

Venice, FL

#67 Mar 17, 2013
I agree, If you have lived in Boonville for any time, you know how the Municipal Commission works. If it maxes out on hydro power, it purchases from the Power Authority at market prices. Plain and simple. Problem is, more people are heating with electric or people who can't afford oil are using electric heaters. Stop blaming the MC. Lets see who complains this summer when our bills are $15.00 a month. Let stop expecting something for nothing. When you heat with electric, you pay for it, but we still play less then people who use National Grid.
wHaTeVeR

Boonville, NY

#68 Mar 18, 2013
Because wrote:
I agree, If you have lived in Boonville for any time, you know how the Municipal Commission works. If it maxes out on hydro power, it purchases from the Power Authority at market prices. Plain and simple. Problem is, more people are heating with electric or people who can't afford oil are using electric heaters. Stop blaming the MC. Lets see who complains this summer when our bills are $15.00 a month. Let stop expecting something for nothing. When you heat with electric, you pay for it, but we still play less then people who use National Grid.
You said it.
wHaTeVeR

Boonville, NY

#69 Mar 22, 2013
real nice wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey let me tell you again I don't have electric heat!!! Mine went up 200.00 just me now multiply that time even 3/4 of Boonville power customers and see what you get . And by the way what the hell is an electric boiler I never heard of one !!!
Yes, they have electric boilers. Knowedge is power. Get it power....lol
http://www.electromn.com/gen/boilers.htm
you suck

West Monroe, NY

#70 Mar 22, 2013
wHaTeVeR wrote:
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Yes, they have electric boilers. Knowedge is power. Get it power....lol
http://www.electromn.com/gen/boilers.htm
MC lover you suck somebodys c%$k get a life and get back in your MC truck and ride around town doing nothing
hey

Old Forge, NY

#71 Mar 23, 2013
hey "you suck" move somewhere and pay National Greed prices and then you can really suck it.
Vacation

Johnstown, NY

#72 Mar 23, 2013
I paid National Greed prices this month of $181. A relative of mine who lives in the village of b-ville paid $171. I guess there is little difference between the two these days. Oh well, I guess it was a matter of time before there was no advantage to having muni power. A thing of the past.
Glass House

Syracuse, NY

#73 Mar 23, 2013
Vacation wrote:
I paid National Greed prices this month of $181. A relative of mine who lives in the village of b-ville paid $171. I guess there is little difference between the two these days. Oh well, I guess it was a matter of time before there was no advantage to having muni power. A thing of the past.
god your dumb.
Org

Long Lake, NY

#74 Mar 24, 2013
Vacation wrote:
I paid National Greed prices this month of $181. A relative of mine who lives in the village of b-ville paid $171. I guess there is little difference between the two these days. Oh well, I guess it was a matter of time before there was no advantage to having muni power. A thing of the past.
The gap between the two companies is slowly closing. One day they will be charge the same thing.
Pete

Boonville, NY

#75 Mar 24, 2013
real nice wrote:
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What the hell is an electric boiler I never heard of one have you guys !!!!
You've got to be kidding....right? It's like a very large water heater.
"Whatever" has said it perfectly, and correctly. Some people just don't know how good they really have it.You pay for what you use and the price per KWH is the same for all users under 2000KWH per month. Ask for a rate sheet and you'll never wonder again....but I doubt it.
for sure

West Monroe, NY

#77 Apr 5, 2013
Just for info I got my electric bill the beginning of the month and wouldn't you know it went down the exact amount that it went up the month before last 200.00 less this month. Figure that one out !!!
Hmmm

United States

#78 Apr 5, 2013
for sure wrote:
Just for info I got my electric bill the beginning of the month and wouldn't you know it went down the exact amount that it went up the month before last 200.00 less this month. Figure that one out !!!
mine was much much lower also. I do belive there wsd a mistake, but they aren't going to own up to it.
hank hill

Lake Geneva, WI

#79 Apr 6, 2013
It wasn't as cold last month as it was the month before, so those with electric heat should see a decrease, those without, well I can't explain your higher bills previously.
Zinc

United States

#80 Apr 6, 2013
My bill is again higher than two months ago when it was much colder. Why now?
hmmm

Syracuse, NY

#81 Apr 6, 2013
Because apparently you used more power!
myarnz

Los Angeles, CA

#82 Apr 6, 2013
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