Thursday, March 16, 2006

PGE: We screw you every day

The robber barons over at Portland General Electric are asking for a rate increase:

Portland General Electric on Wednesday asked state regulators for an overall rate increase of 8.9 percent, the first significant jump in five years and one certain to fuel controversy surrounding Oregon's largest utility.

PGE said rising power costs and a new natural gas-fired power plant are the main reasons behind the request. A customer group and city of Portland officials immediately questioned whether the size of the increase is excessive.

Excessive? Bah. They've been screwing us for awhile now. We ought to be used to it.