SB 600- Handouts to Industry; Who’s Looking Out for Ratepayers?
SB 600 offers discounted electric rates to industrial users and manufacturers whose rates, like everyone’s, have continued to skyrocket in the past few years.
However, someone is going to have to make up the cost of these discounts and, per usual, it’s not going to be the utility shareholders. It’s going to be you and me. And, our seniors who are living on fixed incomes. Perhaps now would be the time for larger industrial users to focus on conservation and/or energy efficiency programs to cut utility costs until a rate solution exists for everyone!
This morning, the committee was told that residential customers had been represented in stakeholder meetings. That was untrue and was later amended by the staff attorney. Let’s remind the committee members that residents were NOT in on this bill.
We have the chance to stop this bill. Please contact the members of the Senate Energy, Industry, and Mining committee and ask them to please, “VOTE NO on SB 600.”
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