PUCO to hold hearing today on power c...

PUCO to hold hearing today on power company's controversial lig...

There are 8 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Oct 28, 2009, titled PUCO to hold hearing today on power company's controversial lig.... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Ohio regulators will ask a power company to defend its plan to pay for an energy-efficient light bulb program by charging customers for the bulbs as well as any energy savings.

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Columbus, OH

#1 Oct 28, 2009
Could we have a little more meat on this story? Was it mandatory? How many people are affected? What are the possible results of the hearings? Are there similar programs in the state?

Blacklick, OH

#2 Oct 28, 2009
Big business P.U.C.O. rarely defends the utility user...some of these...um, people will take jobs with the utility companies after thier terms are over...lets directly elect these officals so they have to be accountible to us!

Leave it to the Dispatch to not cover the complete story...big business sticks together!
Wild Wild Westside

Columbus, OH

#3 Oct 28, 2009
I love how utilities can somehow get away with charging us MORE when we use LESS.
Paul Sites

Jackson, OH

#4 Oct 28, 2009
Let me see .......... you are going to buy light bulbs at the cost of $3.50
and then , sell them to me for $21.60 , is that correct ?

How about me buying my own light bulbs , and wiping my own back side,
and you take care of supplying electric power.


Columbus, OH

#5 Oct 28, 2009
This is the dumbest idea I have ever seen. I wouldn't want their over priced bulbs. All the bulbs in my house have already been converted. Sounds like another hair-brained idea sponored by some green-nazi do gooder organization. Let the individuals decide if they want these bulbs or not. I chose to buy them 6-7 years ago to save money. My 2400 sq. ft. house uses less than 4400KW of electricity per year (that's less than 400 per month). The average household probably uses in the neighborhood of 1500KW per month.
Smart Man

Johnson City, NY

#6 Oct 28, 2009
Charging Customers for lost revenue through energy conservation.....absolutely brilliant! Perhaps the same logic is why our medical costs are sky-rocketing.....too many people are taking the advice of the doctors. I think we are on to something here......stop that cardio work, and light up people.

Monroe, LA

#7 Oct 28, 2009
No, no, no. You don't understand. If the electric company was expecting to bill $3 million this year and only billed $2 million they have to make up the revenue shortfall somehow. MOST businesses would do it by cutting expenses -(like NOT producing excess electricity, using less oil / coal to create the electricity, reducing employee head count).
But these folks are PUBLIC UTILITIES and therefore have a totally different mindset.

Columbus, OH

#8 Oct 28, 2009
This is a great example of regulators and environmentalists scheeming to find ways to make us greener. It was them that encouraged these environemtnal mandates without any clue on how to do it in a sensable way. Remember, the commission signed an order that they drafted for this program.
Strickland at work......

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