Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Fee plan will cost modest power users more

A “Robin Hood in reverse” plan to create a flat hydro distribution fee will force up the bills of the province’s most modest electricity users to the benefit of power guzzlers, Ontario Clean Air Alliance Chair Jack Gibbons charges.

Gibbons predicted many low-use customers will see bills rise 8-9% a year for several years, while their electricity-soaking neighbours enjoy a drop in distribution fees.

“The vast majority of people aren’t aware of it,” Gibbons said Tuesday. “It’s definitely a bad idea, a very bad idea. It’s Robin Hood in reverse — it will mean the small customers will subsidize large customers.”  (more...)

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