Met-Ed bills increase

Met-Ed bills increase

There are 53 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Jun 6, 2009, titled Met-Ed bills increase. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

The next time you receive a bill from Met-Ed, the amount you owe might be higher than expected.

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“The One! The Only! RUKiddingme”

Since: Dec 08

Jersey, Baby!

#41 Jun 8, 2009
Scooter Moonpie wrote:
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No, I don't.
The August 2003 blackout was limited to the northeastern US and parts of Canada and Tierra del Fuego.
Is that not the entire Eastern Seaboard? Semantics, Debbie.

“The One! The Only! RUKiddingme”

Since: Dec 08

Jersey, Baby!

#42 Jun 8, 2009
Scooter Moonpie wrote:
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Sure you can do something about it. For about $30,000 you can go solar with battery backup and go off grid.
Why don't you disclose why you're an apologist for FirstEnergy?

Were you the one who pushed the wrong button in August 2003? Scooter Deb!

“Lohio Bound”

Since: Oct 07

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#43 Jun 8, 2009
RU_Kiddingme wrote:
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Is that not the entire Eastern Seaboard? Semantics, Debbie.
No.

“Lohio Bound”

Since: Oct 07

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#44 Jun 8, 2009
RU_Kiddingme wrote:
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It was a minor windstorm last September.
Ah yes. remnants of Ike.

That "minor" windstorm blacked out nearly 2 million customers state-wide, and nearly a million customers in NEO (FE customers).

What do you call a "major" incident?

http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl...

http://ema.ohio.gov/Documents/SituationReport...

“The One! The Only! RUKiddingme”

Since: Dec 08

Jersey, Baby!

#45 Jun 8, 2009
Scooter Moonpie wrote:
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Ah yes. remnants of Ike.
That "minor" windstorm blacked out nearly 2 million customers state-wide, and nearly a million customers in NEO (FE customers).
What do you call a "major" incident?
http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl...
http://ema.ohio.gov/Documents/SituationReport...
It was a teeny-tiny little windstorm. If it were an actual hurricane, I might call it "major". Ike wasn't even much of a hurricane.

What would happen if we really did have a major weather event? I think we would be woefully unprepared.

Dominion never seems to have any trouble. AT&T never seems to have any trouble. I bet Time Warner would still have been working if we'd had electricity.
Pity Party

Philadelphia, PA

#46 Jun 8, 2009
Clifford wrote:
just one last thought..
I wanted to thank the Person in Dover, PA for setting me straight. I was delusional thinking that a service I pay for should work correctly. I didn't realize York was in synonym for Iraq. I truly apologize! Who would have thought that when you pay for an item/service it wasnÂ’t expected to actually work! I realize now, the depth of my error. I will never complain nor voice my opinion on something I know nothing of. Obviously living in Dover has made you a superior being. I bow to you intelligence.
(oh yeah, that was sarcasm for those who can't quite catch that)
Clifford, give it up. You still are delusional. You may express your opinion as often as you wish; likewise with me.
Or isn't that allowed in your weak small mind. ISP addresses are assigned...I do not live in Dover. You are correct, as usual, we certainly are so often inconvenienced.
And complimenting others on being intelligent is commendable.
Many folks are dumb a$$es but won't admit it. You certainly do tell the truth and understand you inadequacies. A sign of intelligence is recognizing sarcasm. If poorly written, one must inform others that it is sarcasm. Have a nice day.

“The One! The Only! RUKiddingme”

Since: Dec 08

Jersey, Baby!

#47 Jun 8, 2009
Pity Party wrote:
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Clifford, give it up. You still are delusional. You may express your opinion as often as you wish; likewise with me.
Or isn't that allowed in your weak small mind. ISP addresses are assigned...I do not live in Dover. You are correct, as usual, we certainly are so often inconvenienced.
And complimenting others on being intelligent is commendable.
Many folks are dumb a$$es but won't admit it. You certainly do tell the truth and understand you inadequacies. A sign of intelligence is recognizing sarcasm. If poorly written, one must inform others that it is sarcasm. Have a nice day.
Ladies and gentlemen, your MetEd PR dollars at work. Bravo!

“Lohio Bound”

Since: Oct 07

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#48 Jun 8, 2009
RU_Kiddingme wrote:
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It was a teeny-tiny little windstorm. If it were an actual hurricane, I might call it "major". Ike wasn't even much of a hurricane.
What would happen if we really did have a major weather event? I think we would be woefully unprepared.
Dominion never seems to have any trouble. AT&T never seems to have any trouble. I bet Time Warner would still have been working if we'd had electricity.
OK, I get it. About 30% of the state of Ohio's electrical customers were without power, and you call it a little windstorm. Not only FE, but also AEP and Duke had hundreds of thousands of dead circuits across wide geographic areas.

D E N I A L

“The One! The Only! RUKiddingme”

Since: Dec 08

Jersey, Baby!

#49 Jun 9, 2009
Scooter Moonpie wrote:
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OK, I get it. About 30% of the state of Ohio's electrical customers were without power, and you call it a little windstorm. Not only FE, but also AEP and Duke had hundreds of thousands of dead circuits across wide geographic areas.
D E N I A L
It was still a minor storm, no matter what spin you try to put on it. No one would even remember it if they hadn't lost their power for multiple days.

Why is our infrastructure so shoddy with all the profits that FirstEnergy rakes in and all the multi-million dollar salaries paid out to the executives?

And to think I wouldn't even consider working for a utility back in the day because I'd never get rich working there. Oh, if I had that day to live over again...
Tommy

Newton Falls, OH

#50 Jun 9, 2009
RU_Kiddingme wrote:
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It was still a minor storm, no matter what spin you try to put on it. No one would even remember it if they hadn't lost their power for multiple days.
Why is our infrastructure so shoddy with all the profits that FirstEnergy rakes in and all the multi-million dollar salaries paid out to the executives?
And to think I wouldn't even consider working for a utility back in the day because I'd never get rich working there. Oh, if I had that day to live over again...
You can live it with me RU

“Lohio Bound”

Since: Oct 07

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#51 Jun 9, 2009
RU_Kiddingme wrote:
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It was still a minor storm, no matter what spin you try to put on it. No one would even remember it if they hadn't lost their power for multiple days.
Why is our infrastructure so shoddy with all the profits that FirstEnergy rakes in and all the multi-million dollar salaries paid out to the executives?
And to think I wouldn't even consider working for a utility back in the day because I'd never get rich working there. Oh, if I had that day to live over again...
In terms of property damage and loss of life, I agree with you, it was a relatively minor storm. Still, Ohio isn't used to 70 mph winds.

In terms of poles and wires, it was a major event, as evidenced by the magnitude of downed circuits and the attention given by the state government.

A direct result of the 2003 blackout was increased nationwide regulation of vegetation management. Higher voltage transmission circuit rights of way are cleared a lot better than they used to be, progress is tracked, failures investigated, and sanctions applied if negligence is determined as cause.

Down at the distribution end, however, things are a lot different. Neighborhood trees and branches still grow, infrequent wind storms clear out the weak wood, and down come the distribution lines. Any part of the infrastructure exposed to the elements is at the mercy of the elements. When a few hundred thousand distribution circuits receive damage at one time, it takes a while, a long while, to get necessary repairs completed. The more customers on a circuit (or the presence of a critical load such as a hospital), the sooner it gets repaired.

I shudder at the thought of the additional damage that would have happened in September if FERC had not implemented more stringent right of way management regulations.

To be sure, cable and phone lines come down with the trees, too. Those repairs do not require the care, safety, and public protection ascribed to electrical lines merely by the nature (and relative inherent dangers) of the products/ services they carry. And, loss of a TV signal usually isn't news. Loss of power usually is.

As for utility employment, I know a lot of people who hired into the power/energy industry in the 70s and 80s. Some did well. Some got laid off just like any other industry.

“The One! The Only! RUKiddingme”

Since: Dec 08

Jersey, Baby!

#52 Jun 9, 2009
That's all well and good, but I have underground power lines in my development.

(I am kind of sending you up at the moment. Thanks for the thoughtful answer.)

“Lohio Bound”

Since: Oct 07

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#53 Jun 9, 2009
RU_Kiddingme wrote:
That's all well and good, but I have underground power lines in my development.
(I am kind of sending you up at the moment. Thanks for the thoughtful answer.)
An above ground line ultimately has to energize those UG feeders.

It took me a while, but i finally understood what you're saying about the September windstorm not being a major storm. I was looking at it only from an infrastructure standpoint.

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