Dean Kiggins ·
Reading the recent article on the high electric bills which we have had to endure this winter, (It aint over yet either) I was hoping to find some encouragin
g n...ews, as far as relief for the thousands of customers, some on hard times, some on fixed incomes, and the 'working poor'. Instead, I was disappoint ed in the content, and the rhetoric of our monopolist ic energy provider. Sure, it's winter, expect to see higher bills. But to merely mention the minor 3% increase last year, as a contributi ng factor, minimizes the reality of why our bills have become astronomic al. There have been several rate increases since 2012. Effective October 1st, 2012 KPUD electric rates have increased by 7% with an additional 5% increase to take place April 1st, 2013. a 9% across-the -board electric rate hike, effective in June 2015, a 3% electric rate hike on Jan. 1, 2016, and a 3% increase on July 1, 2016. And I think I'm missing at least one other increase. The informatio n is hard to de-cipher. All told, that is a whopping 27% rate increase over the last 4 years. The fat cats are getting rich off the backs of their loyal subjects. These monopolist ic parasites should be ashamed. Enough is enough. With this recent 'windfall' , I think, at the very least, a rebate to the good citizens of Klickitat County, is due!
Josh Cotton ·
s who work through the worst elements on our behalf. Grateful for your service!
Danielle Sandall Cooper ·
Thanks KPUD for getting the power back on so fast after last nights fire.