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Old 12-31-2008, 12:32 PM
 
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the utility companies lost approximately $50 million dollars in revenue in the recent outage. That doesn't even take into consideration the cost to repair and hook everyone up again.

Therefore, they will raise the rates we currently pay....
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:39 PM
 
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Public Service of New Hampshire is ringing in the new year with a rate increase.
The state Public Utilities Commission has agreed to let PSNH bump up rates by 3.8 percent.
The request was made in September, and is not related to the December ice storm that left thousands without power. PSNH had requested a nearly 10 percent increase to counter high gas prices, but lowered the request when oil prices fell.



The company will decide later whether to apply for another rate increase to defray costs from the ice storm. PSNH officials say whatever costs are passed onto rate payers will be spread out over a number of years.



The Lowell Sun


PSNH has had 'several' increases in '08.
They burn 'coal' cheapest carbon you can buy and have the 8th highest rate in the Nation.
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Old 01-01-2009, 07:53 AM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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The company will decide later whether to apply for another rate increase to defray costs from the ice storm. PSNH officials say whatever costs are passed onto rate payers will be spread out over a number of years.
What's to decide? What happens between the PUC and PSNH is like union/business negotiations or sport owners/player agents. One side asked for the world and the other side gives but is less then what was asked for. Isn't everyone supposed to be happy over that?

On the other hand, PSNH, as well as other electrical suppliers, phone companies and cable TV got hammered with this last storm. It really isn't their fault. Those linemen you saw working to restore your power are/were very well paid to perform their duties......God bless um'.

It's a no win situation. If you want power, with no competition, ya gotta pay up eventually. In actuality, that $5.00 to $6.00 a day a day we pay to keep all those blinky lights and everything else we depend upon (and usually take for granted), up and running is pretty cheap.

Now, if you'd like to bash an insurance company or two, I'd be more than happy to help you out on that one!

Happy New Years all......
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