Minimum energy charge penalizes efficiency

I don’t get the rationale behind HEA’s Minimum Energy Charge. They penalize HEA members $9.95 per month if we use less than 150 killowat hours each month.

I have prided myself on building my home to be energy efficient so to be as green as I can as well as saving on my utility bill.

I use 72 Kw hrs on average each month and I get penalized for it? 

Isn’t this backwards thinking? HEA’s reasoning is for their members to share in the costs of HEA. Wasn’t that why they raised our member charge (HEA Customer Charge) each month from $11.35 to $15.00?  

I guess present and future generations of parents will instruct their children to “leave the lights, computer and stereo on when leaving the house.”

There is a HEA meeting in the Homer office on Tuesday, September 14 which starts at 5:30 p.m. Let you voice be heard.

Come out of the dark ages, HEA!

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