Consumer advocate says FirstEnergy pl...

Consumer advocate says FirstEnergy plan could hit consumers for...

There are 6 comments on the WJW Fox 8 Cleveland story from Mar 24, 2010, titled Consumer advocate says FirstEnergy plan could hit consumers for.... In it, WJW Fox 8 Cleveland reports that:

One of Ohio's largest power companies has filed a new rate proposal that a state utility watchdog says could raise rates by hundreds of millions of dollars in coming decades.

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Geez oPetes

Chesterland, OH

#1 Mar 24, 2010
"FirstEnergy maintains it will absorb any costs related to the project and not put a burden on consumers."

Right, you're absorbing the cost by raising rates.. Who the heck to these people think we are, the dumb public?

God forbid they cut into their profit margins when they're living the high-life, making their share holders happy and getting bonuses because of it.. Corporate Greed, gotta love it.. Ooops, I forgot it's called capitalism..
Geez oPetes

Chesterland, OH

#2 Mar 24, 2010
Let me add something onto this if you don't believe me..

"FirstEnergy (NYSE:FE), the Ohio-based electric utility, reported a 24% increase in net income for the quarter ending December, 2008. The earnings per share (EPS) came in at $1.04 against the 87 cents of the previous year's same quarter, with income up to $332 million versus $268 million. Increased power sales led to higher revenues of $3.2 billion compared to $3.1 billion from the same quarter a year earlier. The stock trades around $43, down from a 52-week high of $84. There looks like potential opportunity with this stock."

Since: Dec 09

United States

#3 Mar 24, 2010
They will not have any trouble getting the PUCO to believe that the project costs will be absorbed. Consumers will be screwed again.
Perhaps idiobama will have the government take over utility companies next!
West Sider

Cleveland, OH

#4 Mar 24, 2010
They just approved rate hikes and now they want more?! Okay, so we get to we EAT or pay them? This is just plain GREED and needs to be stopped. Visit PUCO and make your opinions known.

Cleveland, OH

#6 Mar 27, 2010
First energy is purchasing alleghney energy.( 3/24/10)headlines Why are we paying for it with rate increases?????

Campbellsville, KY

#7 Mar 27, 2010
a lot of the increase is due to the EPA unless its green your bill will keep raising.some is greed but the EPA RAISES ELECTRIC with needless RULES +REG. all in the name of going send us all to the POORHOUSE=GREEN ENERGY

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