PUC to decide next week whether to expand its review of CMP billing


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After receiving hundreds of consumer complaints over unexpectedly high bills, the Maine Public Utilities Commission will decide next week whether to open a full investigation of Central Maine Power Co.’s billing, metering and customer service operations.

The PUC is in the midst of a preliminary inquiry that could lead to a full investigation, called a management audit. It will meet on Tuesday to decide whether to pursue the management audit.

Harry Lanphear, spokesman for the PUC, said the commission has gotten more than 1,000 complaints over bills.

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Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on March 17, 2018 at 5:41pm

Just received a Bill from CMP. First it claims that CMP took readings from TWO meters. I use to have a Business at my residence years back, however, I have not had a second Meter for 22 years. 

The first Meter supposedly read 26 Kwh, with the second reading 287 Kwh. Totaling 313 Kwh combined.

In the far right column it totaled 363 Kwh. (discrepancy 50 Kwh)

In their Delivery Charge they account for 50 Kwh at 21+ cents per Kwh summing up at $10.68 then they tacked on the 313 Kwh that the combined Meters read.

The way I read it, they are charging for delivery of an additional 50 Kwh that they did not record.

In figuring the Standard Supply Offer the price indicates that I Only used 313 Kwh.

I may not have received one of those outrageous bills like some, but even so I believe we are all being Soaked the Extra $10.68 per month. That sum goes to CMP, not the supplier.  

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on March 17, 2018 at 10:05am

Think of the Interest on all that money they will have made if or when they are required to pay that sum back to their customers. Will that be included as well at the higher rate they may receive vs we the people could. If not in interest, possibly Stock Profits from even but a days worth of investment could net them a tidy profit. Will the PUC look at that as well? Highly Doubtful. Did this exorbitant billing require some to have to take a loan to cover this expense or become subject to service denial? Defer other things such as Medical bills? Other Burdens?

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"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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