Delmarva Rate Increases

Delmarva Rate Increases

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Since: May 08

DNFTT

#1 Dec 4, 2011
We shouldn't be surprised, but the relentless march of Delmarva's endless rate increase requests continues... and they simply declare that they will continue to make more requests for increases even if this is approved.

This, of course, is in addition to the infuriating crammed down fee increase for the Bloom boondoggle and will more than counteract any savings one might have seen from signing up for alternate energy providers since they specifically are seeking to have this increase the costs ONLY on the delivery portion of the bill which is the area of their monopoly power.

Particularly galling is the fact that they can UNILATERALLY impose some increase starting next month pursuant to their prerogatives under existing law without even needing any review or approval.

http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...

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Since: May 08

DNFTT

#2 Dec 11, 2011
And the Delmarva rip-offs continue!! Now we're gonna get billed some more for their plan to "save money" by installing "smart meters". It might be funny it it wasn't so infuriating!

It's the classic "heads they win; tails we lose" scenario every time. They expect that ratepayers will fund every conceivable cost of doing business and funding their rich salary and benefits and retirement deals. Even when we pay for every item they initially justify as being a way to save costs, they eventually turn that into a larger bill for ratepayers.

WHY isn't this business and its shareholders ever expected to absorb their costs of doing business??? Where are our representatives is demanding accountability and equity????

WAKE UP DELAWARE!!!

http://www.delawareonline.com/article/2011121... |mostview

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Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#3 Dec 11, 2011
@Get Serious,"WHY isn't this business and its shareholders ever expected to absorb their costs of doing business??? Where are our representatives is demanding accountability and equity????" "Kowalko said Delmarva did not emphasize to the public that it would seek repayment for the old meters as it explained the importance of making the change." ..."Mindy Spatt, communications director for The Utility Reform Network of California, said the same thing happened in her area.

The utility, PG&E, had been asking to install smart meters, but it wasn't until it filed a rate case with that state's public utility commission that Spatt learned they would be seeking $340 million for lost depreciation on the old meters -- which it eventually received.

"We're paying for profits on trash," Spatt said. "What's your utility going to do with the old meters? Resell them to a Third World country?"

Shelton said that, in fact, Delmarva sold its old meters, at $1 apiece, to a company that will put them in Third World homes and businesses."

Kowalko called the value of the old meters a "business expense" that ought to be borne by shareholders.

I thought that 'for profit ' businesses were more efficient in the allocation of resources? Delmarva wants 'socialistic' public hand-outs. In classical capitalism, a business covers all its operating costs as the price of making the product including externalities such as greenhouse gas pollution. If rate-payers ,the customers,are going to be called upon to subsidize Delmarva's business operations then the customers ought to be made part owners and receive the same justified compensation as the present shareholders.

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Since: May 08

DNFTT

#4 Dec 11, 2011
So sad. Some are so infused with their prejudices and immersion in hate that they cannot simply admit agreeing with someone's post when they do.

I normally don't even scan some poster's entries based on their established records, but I admit I was curious why anyone would feel the need to post a snarky reply to this particular subject. Surely THIS was a topic on which there would be much common ground? Maybe I had missed an important point? Seems not.

I am not a single dimensional thinker even though some ideologues are so insecure that they have to try to diminish and insult me because they cannot cope with the existence of someone with ANY opinion that doesn't fit their narrow rules governing what thoughts should be permitted in their rigidly fenced-in world of ideas.

I thought that prejudice and intolerance of differences were flaws of intellect and character that those identifying with politically liberal philosophies most vehemently opposed and prided themselves on rejecting and fighting.

One can choose to be a respectful and fair-minded participant in a discussion where not every one will agree, or one can act like a dysfunctional and rude robot... and waste time posting hate speeches that reasonable people soon learn to just skip over.

Time will tell which way each person wishes to use their time here.

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Claymont, Delaware 19809

#5 Dec 11, 2011
@Get Serious, "I am not a single dimensional thinker even though some ideologues are so insecure that they have to try to diminish and insult me" I have no idea what this last, clueless, aimless post of yours that lacks any import on the subject-issue here was ever posted for unless you just want to distract from the thread of discussion. What the heck are you up to? Can't you keep straight on an issue?

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Since: May 08

DNFTT

#6 Dec 11, 2011
frontporchreactionary wrote:
@Get Serious, "I am not a single dimensional thinker even though some ideologues are so insecure that they have to try to diminish and insult me" I have no idea what this last, clueless, aimless post of yours that lacks any import on the subject-issue here was ever posted for unless you just want to distract from the thread of discussion. What the heck are you up to? Can't you keep straight on an issue?
Time will tell which way each person wishes to use their time here.

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Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#7 Dec 14, 2011
@Get Serious, "Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none. "Edmund Burke

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Since: May 08

DNFTT

#8 Dec 14, 2011
frontporchreactionary wrote:
@Get Serious, "Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none. "Edmund Burke
Is that an offer to stop the relentless attacks?

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#9 Dec 14, 2011
@Get Serious, "Is that an offer to stop the relentless attacks? " Are you ready to stop your personal attacks on everyone here or will you be the next one reported and booted off like Stay Right? Your choice.

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Since: May 08

DNFTT

#10 Dec 14, 2011
frontporchreactionary wrote:
@Get Serious, "Is that an offer to stop the relentless attacks? " Are you ready to stop your personal attacks on everyone here or will you be the next one reported and booted off like Stay Right? Your choice.
That's sad. I believe in fresh starts but your response proves that you choose to live immersed in blatant lies and misplaced hate.

Check. I'm done with you.

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#11 Dec 14, 2011
@Get Serious, Where are the lies ? Stay Right was booted off for offensive and sexually vulgar obscenity . I 'm just asking if you have decided to be civil and tolerant of others' opinions on the topix.com forum. You did ,as JUSTPINKANDGREEN,and ChiefBuck related, take a sympathetic side to Stay Right along with JustPinkandGreen and exitde without condemning StayRight's offensive and insulting posts.
JUSTPINKANDGREEN

Wallingford, PA

#12 Dec 15, 2011
frontporchreactionary wrote:
@Get Serious, Where are the lies ? Stay Right was booted off for offensive and sexually vulgar obscenity . I 'm just asking if you have decided to be civil and tolerant of others' opinions on the topix.com forum. You did ,as JUSTPINKANDGREEN,and ChiefBuck related, take a sympathetic side to Stay Right along with JustPinkandGreen and exitde without condemning StayRight's offensive and insulting posts.
Quite true, Frontporch. Stayright was an abusive, cyberbully, whose behavior kept escalating until it crossed over to verbal sexual abuse. Yet, except for Chief Buck, not one of his cohorts on here cared. If fact as FrontPorch said they took a sympathetic view of his behavior. Pngreen is a woman, so the only conclusion I can arrive at, is that she enjoys abusive men. Says a lot about the Tea Partiers on here.
JUSTPINKANDGREEN (and not the Stalker)
PinkCadillacGirl

Since: Nov 11

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#13 Dec 15, 2011
JUSTPINKANDGREEN wrote:
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Quite true, Frontporch. Stayright was an abusive, cyberbully, whose behavior kept escalating until it crossed over to verbal sexual abuse. Yet, except for Chief Buck, not one of his cohorts on here cared. If fact as FrontPorch said they took a sympathetic view of his behavior. Pngreen is a woman, so the only conclusion I can arrive at, is that she enjoys abusive men. Says a lot about the Tea Partiers on here.
JUSTPINKANDGREEN (and not the Stalker)
Right, she had him as a "friend" over on DOL, so that goes to show you what type of so-called decent woman she is-NOT!!!!!

:)
pinky

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