The article “Push to raise rates: PSEG, LIPA want 3-year increase on Long Island” [News, Jan. 30] raises troubling questions about the utility’s intention to serve Long Island or its own corporate interests.
PSEG Long Island’s announcement comes as Long Islanders already pay exorbitant electrical bills.
Now we’re being asked to absorb a 3.8 percent delivery charge increase each year for three years. This includes an increase in the fees the Long Island Power Authority pays to PSEG.
But is that really the only increase customers will pay? The current plan for a delivery charge increase doesn’t even include PSEG Long Island’s Utility 2.0 plan, which the company says is “on a separate track” from the rate increase. Nor does the increase include a new mechanism to recoup costs from customers when electricity sales decline because customers seeking green alternatives to PSEG’s dirty expensive electricity.
Will Long Island ratepayers be asked to pay for more power from PSEG’s New Jersey and Connecticut plants, while the company delays new, clean, efficient capacity to serve Long Island itself? What about our economic development? What about protecting our jobs and tax base?
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