People in the Central Maine Power service area in Maine are going to see a little cruise missile in their power bills this month. The electricity portion of our home's electric bill went from $.064494 per kilowatt hour to $.118161, an 83.2% increase. That's almost doubled, overnight.
If the price we paid through December 31st would have remained the same through the January portion of our billing period, we would have paid $58.68 for power. If the new rate would have been in effect for the entire billing period, we would have paid $107.53.
This is going to do serious damage to checking accounts over most of the state of Maine. Approximately $50 a month, or $600 a year, ...(MORE)...for power. Of course, during the warm months, folks with air conditioning are going to get clobbered.
Our total bill ($95.56 for "delivery" and $90.53 for "electricity") comes to $186.09. The cost of living in Maine is skyrocketing. Can Maine survive the Gold Coasters?
Maybe we should look at clean, plentiful, sustainable Canadian-generated hydro? Oh, wait.