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Utility wants to recoup cost of its failed bulb idea | The Colu...

There are 6 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Feb 20, 2010, titled Utility wants to recoup cost of its failed bulb idea | The Colu.... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

FirstEnergy Corp. is fending off new criticism over an abandoned plan to distribute energy-saving light bulbs to its customers automatically and then charge them more than the cost of the bulbs.

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Liberty Now

Delphos, OH

#1 Feb 20, 2010
Thats it, have a bad idea. Spend money stupidly. Figure out the cost. Send the bill to rate users. How about a no lose plan to screw the users.

Let me guess, a few months down the road, the PUCO will allow the cost or part of it.

Amazing. And people wonder why the populus is mad as heck.

Columbus, OH

#2 Feb 20, 2010
$427,000.oo for "marketing"...????
$225,000.oo for "administrative cost"...?????
$120,000.oo for "storage"..????

sounds like a bunch of Uncles,Cousins, and In-Laws got rich on this one...

Marengo, OH

#3 Feb 20, 2010
The public utilities commission cannot allow this - People make decisions, some good some bad and the result is a business will prosper or falter. That's the way it is supposed to work. Thousands of business enterprises come and go every year and you do not hear the failed owners demanding the PUBLIC pay for their bad decisions. To allow this would be yet another example of government, the attitude of entitlement and the failure of the nanny state!!
Succinct Pragmatist

Columbus, OH

#4 Feb 20, 2010
Over regulated

Lewis Center, OH

#5 Feb 20, 2010
This is another case of government interfering with free enterprise. Why should some bureaucrat be allowed to determine what First Energy should be allowed to do.

We need to eliminate those overpaid state regulators.

Pickerington, OH

#6 Feb 20, 2010
My money says that the PUCO will allow this somewhere down the road, they always screw the consumer in favor of the Utility

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