Penelec rates to increase 16 percent

Penelec rates to increase 16 percent

There are 26 comments on the Public Opinion story from Oct 29, 2010, titled Penelec rates to increase 16 percent. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

Penelec customers who don't switch suppliers can expect a 16.6 percent increase in their bills once electric rate caps expire at the end of the year.

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haha

Shippensburg, PA

#1 Oct 29, 2010
thats bull. Guess I will just not drive, starve, just so I can pay the house and keep warm....
HUH

Carlisle, PA

#2 Oct 29, 2010
out of hand completely. This is off topic but...my monthly mortgage has increased $125 over the last five years...and im on a fixed rate. Thanks TSD.
Big John

Waynesboro, PA

#3 Oct 30, 2010
BS
what

Waynesboro, PA

#5 Oct 30, 2010
my opinion wrote:
They can kiss my ****!
YOUR WHAT????
Mad Cow

United States

#6 Oct 30, 2010
Glad I don't have Penelec!
power up

Williamsport, PA

#7 Oct 30, 2010
Mad Cow wrote:
Glad I don't have Penelec!
Me too but First Energy owns Penelec and First Energy is about to buy Allegheny Power! Guess whos rates are going up next!
power up

Williamsport, PA

#8 Oct 30, 2010
So much for competition!
be real

Chambersburg, PA

#9 Oct 30, 2010
there has not been a rate increase in ages, 16 percent is not bad, cut back on your useage, go a bit green and you will not notice the difference in your bill, and no, I do not work ofr Penelec but I am a customer.....
Section R

Gardners, PA

#10 Oct 30, 2010
Yea baby, this is the hope and change I've been waiting for. "Yes we can" .....and so they did. If the power comes from coal then we need to pay more for it because..........ahhhh, well - just because.
Happy

Greencastle, PA

#11 Oct 31, 2010
It could be worse. You could live in the Boro of Chambersburg and pay 12.7 cents per Kilowatt hour instead of 6.7 that Allegheny charges outside the boro.
killerwatt

Chambersburg, PA

#12 Oct 31, 2010
Happy wrote:
It could be worse. You could live in the Boro of Chambersburg and pay 12.7 cents per Kilowatt hour instead of 6.7 that Allegheny charges outside the boro.
Ditto....
killerwatt

Chambersburg, PA

#13 Oct 31, 2010
Section R wrote:
Yea baby, this is the hope and change I've been waiting for. "Yes we can" .....and so they did. If the power comes from coal then we need to pay more for it because..........ahhhh, well - just because.
Another fool heard from, this has nothing to do with hope and change and yes we can.. Educate yourself you silly hillbilly
Dan

Shippensburg, PA

#14 Oct 31, 2010
Electric IS STILL Cheap for what you get. Try going a day without it. What an average of 3 - 4 bucks a day for all the luxury's that electric gives us. People bitch and complain, But they don't complain about 6-7 bucks or more for cigaretts or booze.
killerwatt

Chambersburg, PA

#15 Oct 31, 2010
Dan wrote:
Electric IS STILL Cheap for what you get. Try going a day without it. What an average of 3 - 4 bucks a day for all the luxury's that electric gives us. People **** and complain, But they don't complain about 6-7 bucks or more for cigaretts or booze.
So true, so true........
Section R

Gardners, PA

#16 Oct 31, 2010
killerwatt wrote:
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Another fool heard from, this has nothing to do with hope and change and yes we can.. Educate yourself you silly hillbilly
After Tuesday try to pull your head out of the sand and look at reality..."Yes you can" do this, but I'm sure you won't because the truth hurts too much. Or.....wait a sec....I forgot - this is all Bush's fault....my bad. I wish you libs would just pay twice the taxes you owe. That would show us conservatives a thing or two. If we are not willing to pay more then you can take up the slack. Now you can explain to me how us "Hillbillys" decided to end the rate caps for electric.
Solarman

Indio, CA

#17 Oct 31, 2010
Section R wrote:
<quoted text> After Tuesday try to pull your head out of the sand and look at reality..."Yes you can" do this, but I'm sure you won't because the truth hurts too much. Or.....wait a sec....I forgot - this is all Bush's fault....my bad. I wish you libs would just pay twice the taxes you owe. That would show us conservatives a thing or two. If we are not willing to pay more then you can take up the slack. Now you can explain to me how us "Hillbillys" decided to end the rate caps for electric.
It was 1997 or 1998 when ENRON got a lobbiest to convince some Legislator to put a 'rider' in an innocuous bill called the "Pennsylvania taxi regulation bill". The language of the rider was to deregulate the power industry in the State. ENRON has screwed you from the grave and the Legislature hasn't stopped it, ammended it or tried to cap it. Why are these 'riders' even allowed, if they have nothing to do with the original bill being voted on? It's blantant lying to the public. Take some seemingly straight forward bill and throw in language that should be submitted as a bill with its own merit, then push it through. Perhaps a State Constitutional amendment should be passed that makes 'riders' or earmarks or what ever spin is put on cramming two three or four bills together in hopes the Legislators will not read the whole bill before voting on it.
Igor

Greencastle, PA

#18 Nov 1, 2010
Responding to the "Yes, we can" comment...the top 1% of USA's wealthy people bring in more $$$ than the bottom 95%. That top 1% is 99% Republican & they don't care if your Pennelec bill goes up...in fact they are very happy. But go ahead & blame Obama & continue to support those that laugh at the fact that many of those 95% support their oppulent lif style.

In an unrelated item, Way to go Lisa C!!...a walk-on PSU QB pummels your "mighty Michigan". Pity, call for an unnessary meeting, that should take your mind off of it.
FRANK WRIGHT

Washington, DC

#19 Nov 1, 2010
RIP OFF Must be working for Obama.
FRANK WRIGHT

Washington, DC

#20 Nov 1, 2010
I know those Allhegheny guys are worthless all they do is go fix a line and drink beer and cheat on their wives.
Dave

Waynesboro, PA

#21 Nov 1, 2010
The rate caps were put in place when Pennsylvania deregulated the electricity market on PA.. Before that, regions were serviced by a single electric company under the eye of State Government.

The caps were put in place as a temporary shield from the ups & downs of pricing And perhaps unknown effects of this deregulation.

Politically this occurred under the Ridge Administration & heavily supported by Republicans. Supposedly, this deregulation would lower rates through competition.

The caps expire now and we will see.

I am sure we can trust the power corporations to treat us fairly & do the right thing.

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