Latest hydro bill is the straw that broke the camel’s back

Extra charges mean extra profit?

To the Expositor:

I have just had the monthly experience of paying my Hydro One bill. This experience makes me think of when my doctor touches me someplace and says, “now cough!” I do not know why, but this month was the straw that broke the camel’s back, requiring me to write a letter.

I was foolish and took the time to read the explanations/definitions at the bottom of page 2 for a) electricity b) delivery c) regulatory charges d) debt retirement charge (which, by the way, the Auditor General has stated there is no such debt).

Small business, large business, entrepreneurs, lend me your expertise, please. We see here four extra charges over and above the use of the actual product (electricity) to cover their expenses and resulting in more profit for them! Correct?

So having read what these extra charges pay for, what expenses does Hydro One have to claim to establish they are losing any money?  They cover it all in the additional charges/fees/double billing.

The delivery charges alone in their leaky trucks that deliver the hydro is more than the hydro I use (I am willing to bet a lot of people find that).

So, the getting made love to and not getting kissed expression fits here. Hello Mike Mantha, help!

Larry Killens

South Baymouth