Letter to the editor: Recent PUC decision shows why customer-owned utility is best option – pressherald.com

The general public Utilities Fee ignored legitimate factors submitted by the Public Advocate on the burdensome prices of storm damage, Based mostly In your current information report (“CMP can defer, recuperate prices from 2020 storms, regulators decide,” Aug. 24).

The PUC will permit Central Maine Power to proceed To collect from clients the extreme prices of bringing in assist from out-of-state utilities And private contractors after An monumental blow.

Power strains Might be strengthened To Scale again or forestall not solely storm-associated outages However in addition the service interruptions Which have Discover your self to be so widespread. The argument made in the direction of upgrades Which will reduce The want for disaster outlays is their value.

Has the PUC carried out a critical research of the prolonged-time period value of upgrades to strains as in contrast with the frequent and extreme costs for storm-associated system repairs? No, it opted merely for extra tree-trimming.

Till now, the PUC hasn’t undertaken an unbiased, in-depth Take A look at what’s Inside the prolonged-time period pursuits of CMP clients, That endure from the nation’s worst electrical reliability. That’s why a utility owned by its clients is A greater idea.

Gordon L. Weil
Harpswell


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