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New electric rate structure causes static

Posted: May 4, 2012 - 8:44am

In the tradition to Chilkoot Charlie (we cheat the other guy and pass the savings on to you) HEA has enacted a Minimum Energy Charge for the first 150kWh or $17.72 in addition to their monthly Customer Charge. The KPB adds insult by imputing a 3 percent tax on something not always consumed by the rate payer. HEA has offered the explanation that the new rates are "more fair" but to whom (and who do you think they are kidding) and where does the KPB get off imposing a tax on a service or product not always consumed?

Forget about being environmentally more responsible or conserving precious energy, or that non-residents pay real property taxes underwriting local services, or that we eat in your restaurants and buy your goods/services throughout the peninsula. Now HEA wants a targeted subset of their customer base to subsidize resident electric rates?

This is bad policy that will lead to reduced spending by the affected ratepayers who will vote with our pocketbook. Voice your concern to your misguided Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting. I will settle simply for "fair." Being charged for something you don't use? Shameless.

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akal 05/04/12 - 11:01 am

Hea has changed from a small town electric cooperative into a unfriendly monster that seeks to consume every extra penny we have. they harass alternate energy people regularly and have a doctrine of pay before you go. the regulators are of course also to blame, because they allow Hea to rip us all off when ever a rate increase is asked for. but Hea is the real monster, I know of several people that had to deal with the state electrical inspector even though they did not feed back into the lines. we know he was the puppet of Hea who does not want any alternate power on the peninsula.they do whatever they want as they feel we have no other day this will backfire on them.

Watchman on the Wall
Watchman on the Wall 05/09/12 - 10:11 pm
Thats what happens when the

Thats what happens when the board imports management from Minnesota and he brings up his intire staff from down there.
By the way it started a few yrs back when Brad J. was hired and is not some new deal thing this not caring for consumers or employees and has been getting worse every day since he was imported. So much for local hire and Alaskans first a? I would like a chance to show HEA management whats fair and whats not fair as they have absolutely no idea and are aided by the board of directors at every turn. What a joke it amazes me that every form of management every where seems to think that people are stupid and can't figure out BS when it's shoveled on us like we're mushrooms thinking that we are all in the DARK.
NEWS FLASH, we're not.

Revelation 13:16-17

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