I'm confused. Is it the Public Service Board or the Private Utility Bureau? Governors appoint members to the Public Service Board (PSB). I thought the Board served the public interest. Case in point, Jim Porter, telecommunications director for the PSB, serves at the pleasure of the Governor. I assume Mr. Porter is from extreme southern Vermont, judging by his distinct drawl. Mr. Porter is quoted more on the GMP/CVPS Smart Meter issue than company officials. I guess it's his job to be spokesman for the company, after all it is communication.
The PSB approved the plan to bail out CVPS ($21 million) with requirements to pay back the bailout to customers. Then the PSB finds or creates a precedent to allow the company to keep the money and dole out a few bucks over time. This is supposed to implement so called energy saving programs. A sweetheart deal to say the least.
GMP/CVPS serves 80 percent of Vermonters, yet the utility is controlled by a Canadian Company and we buy most of our power from Canada. Thank you PSB.
Vt Yankee - still open - sells all of its power to other states, we just get the risk and runoff. Thanks again.
Wind Power generation threatens property values (lowering). The PSB says we can apply for compensation- who rules on this- PSB? By the way who will the Wind Power Companies sell their power to, CHINA?I applaud the efforts of Senators Bob Hartwell, Ann Cummings, Randy Brock, and other members of the Finance Committee,
The ACLU fought to require warrants for power bill data on customers.
Monday July 9 2012 New York Times front page article confirms drastic expansion and rubber stamping of Police requests for Cell phone usage data in the last five years. . . Smart meter data will surely follow suit.
I strongly urge all to OPT-OUT of smart meters now. Save a Vermonters job. Come November vote out politicians who appoint cronies and spokesmen.
Richard A. Dahm