What is more fun that sitting inside your house when it is zero degrees outside? Sitting inside your house when it is zero degrees outside with no electricity.
With alarming regularity, thousands and thousands of WNC residents are losing power as the Duke grid experiences high demand because of cold weather. Twice in January so far.
Who should be all over Duke about this problem? Local politicians, Gov. Pat McCrory and the N.C. Utilities Commission. What have they done? Nothing.
When you have a Utilities Commission that caters to the every whim of the company it is supposed to regulate and sells out the very citizens it is supposed to protect, those companies become emboldened to favor their investors with dividends rather than serving their customers by maintaining and upgrading their infrastructure.
What the heck … let’s take another rate increase while Duke tells us to lower our energy usage, our thermostats and bundle up while we sit around in our cold, dark homes.
Maybe it’s time for some local residents, politicians, and bend over bureaucrats to expend a little “energy” to warm some feet up in Raleigh?
Can you see the light?
— William Jell