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  • Cold Future
    January 30, 2013 - 11:43

    With all the squabble with the NF Power rate increase of 7.2 % wait til it sinks in about the 50% increase for Muskrat on top of it all. The 7.2 % is about $100 for the householder who is all electric and uses $ 3000 per year compared to the $1500 per year increase with Muskrat. It will need more than a HST rebate to reduce the smarting from that sucker. Present polititians will certainly be more than glad to be out of office when that reality comes around.

  • John Smith
    January 30, 2013 - 09:37

    Well Jack...it's not that simple. First of all...any and all rate increases in NL go through the PUB...the PUB has 100%, total control over what we pay for our power. Then you have all the differences...we live on an island, our entire province has around 300,000 customers, we have a landmass the size of the state of california, so, there is no comparison. as well, the provincial government provides a support program for those with low incomes to pay for electricity.

    • Corporate Psycho
      January 30, 2013 - 19:09

      God Guard Thee Nl, If you think the PUB now controls what we will pay for electricity in the future you are deluded.

    • John
      January 31, 2013 - 07:52

      As a mainlander, the excuse of "it came here by boat", or "our province is massive" has gotten very old. Someone once told me "Newfoundlanders will help their fellow man, but they'll rob their neighbour in order to do it."

  • Jack
    January 30, 2013 - 06:54

    Since Central Hudson Energy customers will benefit from lower electricity bills but Newfoundland Power counterparts are being slapped with huge rate increases, seems to me that Fortis are showing biased against their home base customers, Newfoundlanders. Power company takeovers from Canadian counterparts like Fortis is ok as long as Canadians get equal benefits such as low income assistance programs. In other words, if Central Hudson Energy customers have these assistance programs, so should Newfoundland Power, a Fortis Company, customers. Its only fair.