York County manufacturer fights PPL d...

York County manufacturer fights PPL distribution rate hike

There are 7 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Jan 18, 2011, titled York County manufacturer fights PPL distribution rate hike. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

A York County manufacturer and a group called the PP&L Industrial Customers Alliance are challenging PPL's recent distribution rate increase, saying that when combined with the elimination of a time of use rate in 2010, it will do significant damage to the foundry's business.

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MournfulStar Market

New Freedom, PA

#1 Jan 18, 2011
Donsco should contact that Lentz guy out at the Morningstar flea market. Maybe they can tap into his 'billion dollar' solar farm being built with grant money backed by York County - even though Lentz is a perennial property tax delinquent.

York, PA

#2 Jan 18, 2011
give ppl a 100 percent increase so they stop
A Mann

Wrightsville, PA

#3 Jan 19, 2011
PPL spokesman Michael Wood said the utility expects the PUC to uphold its approval of the company's current rate schedule.

He said special rate agreements were fairly common prior to electricity deregulation when the local utility was the only game in town. That's changing with competition.

This statement by Mr. Wood is intended to mislead the reader. The generation side was deregulated but that is not the issue here.
This case is about the distribution charges. Distribution is still a regulated monopoly and the customer has no choice in who delivers the power.
For the distribution side, there is no competition.
Wrightsville Small Biz

Lancaster, PA

#4 Jan 19, 2011
Once again, the small businessman, where 90% of America's Jobs come from, is the guy getting screwed.
And they wonder why companies move their business to China? THIS, is exactly why. Donsco doesn't have to to their business here. They could probably do it overseas for a fraction of the cost they can here. Small business is suffering as much, if not more, than the average guy. And the banks keep making record profits...for doing, and producing, what?

Somebody better start looking out for the small businessman soon, or you'll all be wondering why the only people hiring is Burger King and McDonald's.
Joe Heidler

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Jan 19, 2011
That increase is absurd. The country needs small businesses like this to be competitive. Here is a company that pays a decent wage and it seems like regulators do everything that they can to hurt their business. We need to bring reason back to this country!
PA Mfg

United States

#6 Jan 20, 2011
Why is PPL spending millions of dollars building a new substation with MetEd instead of investing in a curent customer in York County? This would have the same effect with regards to improving reliability in its York grid as stated in the December PPL press release.

United States

#7 Jan 20, 2011
PPL spends its profits buying utilities in Kentucky and England instead of investing in PA. Come on PUC!

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