SDGE..very funny!

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  1. mcfish

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    SDGE's new time of use plan..hilarious! Read the fine print...it's their scam to get you to use their most expensive green energy! They say you can save money with it...here's the fine print...if you reduce your overall energy use!!!! No Duh! Both of my time of use plans would cost me more than what I'm paying now! Check the winter rates..you supposedly save a penny a Kwh..that translates into zippo savings for changing your lifestyle! You ever notice how all this green crap being forced down our throats either doesn't work or it's more expensive, or both! Hey government, stop telling me how to live! If I want to use energy made from coal and drink a 97 oz. Pepsi, leave me alone!
     
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    I got three choices. One was to keep the same plan.
    I chose that one.
    But I feel that they are going to up the costs no matter what plan you go with.
    Greed..... Not Green......that's the whole reason....we will pay for their fire fighting costs- one way or another...
     
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    Both SDGE and COX are greedy and rapacious with their billing. All fuzzy and friendly with their instructional flyers/new "plans" on how you can save money but all said and done they are out to screw you to the wall and suck as much money out of you as they can. Trouble is they are almost monopolies and the CA state regulatory commissions do little or nothing to stop them.
     
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    It amazes me which monopolies the government chooses to pick on! Those two are truly huge monopolies! I guess it just depends on which politicians you OWN !
     
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    With this green idea in mind, many are going solar, reducing their need for the product offered by SDG&E. Because of the decrease in use, SDG&E said they needed to up the rates because there was less demand - what a crock.
     
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    Business 101 at SDSU... businesses are in business to MAKE MONEY. If they tell you that's not their priority, they're lying.
     
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    Smoke and mirrors! They just want to confuse as many sheep as possible so that we don't start buying our power from the solar farms, which are coming on strong.
     
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    I hate few things and SDG&E is one of them. Public utilities should be non profit. We can't live without power and when the shareholders are more important than providing affordable energy for families to survive nothing good can come of it. There are families going without heat, seniors dying because there is no way they can even cool one room of their houses all so the rich can get richer - again. It's not about "green" power, it's about "green" money. Doesn't really matter what they say, claim, promise, rename, we are going to get bent over even further.
     
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    Good with the 97 oz pepsi
     
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    Socialism?
     
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    There has to be a balance between socialism and a monopoly, because either way everyday folks just end up being serfs....one way to the government, the other way to the rich, but it all ends up with the same results.
     
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    I like how they came up with that cute little watch-face character to distract you from the coming rate increases.
     
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    Funniest part of the whole plan for me is that we use very little energy actively from 4pm-9pm. I'm asleep and my wife and kid are at my in-laws so I have a quiet place to sleep. Our power bills are already fairly low as it is. Its all just an excuse to jack up rates even more.
     
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    As long as your solar is hooked up to SDGE, they will figure out how to rob you! If you think they're going to let you keep all your solar savings....I've got some property at San Onofre I'll sell you!
     
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    I received my electric bill for the time period that they call "true up". It's your bill for the whole year. My bill is zero with a credit of about $60 going towards next year's bill. I produced more power then we used for the year. I'm staying on the old plan because it works out better for us. From what I've read not going to time of use is better for people with roof top solar.
     
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    No. What I am referring to is an POU as opposed to an IOU. Non-profit public entity managed by locally elected officials/ public employees. This, in my opinion is a better choice than investor owned utilities. And is quite common.

    The expense of living in California is already overblown enough without having our utilities profiting the already rich even more.
     
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    They're losing thousands of customers every year to solar. They need to make the same nut with less people....that means everyone's rate goes up.
     
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    Yes, but a special kind - all the risks are public but all the profits remain private.
     
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    That's understandable position but still unfortunate leaning to replace hampered market economy with even more monopolistic version which is closer to true socialism.
    Yes, the root of the problem is government sponsored monopolies but the solution is not to make them even more monopolistic and out of any control. CA government is constantly running deficits and taxing more and more to get money for their favorite projects and for rewarding their constituency. Can you imagine if they make money by selling you power how faster they will run up the rates? There will be a million excuses and justifications to do that and you won't be able to do anything.
    As always, the only real solution of problems created by government hampering the free market is to get it completely out of government control and return to free market competition. It might be more complicated with utilities but if government is out then some true entrepreneurs will figure it out how to compete and force SDGE to keep competitive rates or go out of business without the government protection of their monopoly. While solar power cannot deliver all the energy needs maybe it can provide some competition.
     
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