Saturday, April 15, 2017

That Redwood Energy Authority Scam

The Times- Standard has yet another letter plugging the Redwood Coast Energy Authority- the new program to shift prices from PG&E. Estelle Fennel actually went on TV the other day saying it would save money, despite statements by RCEA that its rates would be pennies per hour more expensive.

Someone needs to be taken to the woodshed for this one. Seems to me we're being conned.


At 7:44 AM, Anonymous Rusty said...

When you get the letter that TELLS you RCEA is TAKING your RIGHT to CHOOSE who your purchase power from your option is clear....OPT THE FUCK OUT. When I have a problem with power transmission after the pole or billing I'll be talking with ONE company.
Its and easy choice, just look who telling you its a good deal.

At 9:01 AM, Blogger Henchman Of Justice said...

Estelle has an uncontrollable urge to reveal the truth outside of actual board meetings during these snip its of non mass local media.

Public notices by law in paper, but who reads anymore. Politicians know that less eyes and ears use mainstream media.

Funny how laws dont require emails, blogs, other outlets for public notices because the newspaper is obsolete these days ftmp.

At 9:08 AM, Blogger Henchman Of Justice said...

Funny how before Estelle was elected, her peers talked shit about her behind her back.

Funny how whay happened to Estelle alsi happens to all of the elected officials.

Funny how public office is filled by vote.

Funny how a bunch of people who talked shit about each other prior to election, pull faces to make an appearance, a show of kumbaya......

Funny that if you avoid these "alternatives", then the people who pushed these alternatives fail under the weight of ripping people off for more πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°, not less.

Brown nosing and kow towing.

At 9:21 AM, Blogger Henchman Of Justice said...

Anyone know about the "financing & rebate" for alternative home solar systems being pushed by county/state government right now?

Seems all it is, is this:

A) Consumer can't buy a system now 100%

B) County invents 30 yr. financing loan

C) State offers rebate/s

D) seller sells solar array system

E) rebate/s offset interest on loan

When ya cut through numbers, taxpayers foot the bill in part, system costs are still too high, most people don't earn enough to afford solar,

But hey, if ya can get it, get it completely off the grid because ad sure a shit, new fees and charges will be applied to those solar array systems connected to the grid......think about it.....pge gets you by charging you for using its transmission lines......why the hell send your solar energy into those lines just to buy it back.......just store your power in batteries.....fuck the grid!

At 2:00 PM, Blogger gabriele gray said...
Looks like the only way RCEA can offer lower prices is by buying from sources currently off the grid.
"Another initiative the energy authority hopes to pursue is sourcing more power from local sources of renewable energy. Marshall said initially they hope to find electricity generated from solar, wind and β€” maybe eventually β€” even wave power."

But remember the comment from PG&E in the article noted above:
"Customers might also have the option of paying a premium to source all the power supplied to them from renewable sources.
PG&E offers a similar option, according to its website.
The energy authority plans to notify customers in spring of the changes, Marshall said.

Customers still have the option to purchase their energy through PG&E.
He said that will boost competition.
β€œHopefully, we are going to be able to get better rates,” he said. β€œBut if its not going to save you any money, you can opt out if you like.”
An article here says the same thing, but with more information:
So Fred you could go on line now (it would seem) and opt out. Maybe let your readers know how easy/difficult it is. And maybe ask PG&E is many people are choosing to stay with them.

Interesting that Ferndale has said 'No thanks'.....

At 2:03 PM, Blogger gabriele gray said...

"β€œFor any reason they do not want to participate in the program, they have the option to give us a phone call, or go online to our website and just opt out of the program, and stay with their current PG&E service.”

At 4:12 PM, Anonymous Rusty said...

Here's the PROBLEM.....
In the RCEA letter it says "when service begins in May 2017, all residential and commercial electricity ratepayers will be.....AUTOMATICALLY TRANSITIONED!"

Opting out is very easy the POINT is, you shouldn't have to.

At 4:39 PM, Blogger Henchman Of Justice said...

Gabrielle and Rusty are both spot on.....

Nobody asked us for our permission to transition.....

HOJ has a penis, but damn the state and locals may force HOJ to have a vagina.....

.....and give United Healthcare the rights to negotiate the contract for the procedures and the follow-up maintenances.

Kind of like an animal that is euthanized...... nobody asked the animal, and the animal sure as hell didn't give permission....

And regarding animals...... that could be like...... that recent DHHS /caregiver lawsuit where a dying man, his wife, local government, 3 panel judge in District 1 of the 9th circuit and inevitably a lawsuit for 1.5 million for which Alison Jackson is representing...... has to do with the same very thing as animals, except in human form...... How to die without seeking permission first...force.........

Transition by force = forced = without permission = damage,injury,abuse,waste upon those forced by transition by force.

Whatever happened to the good ol Days of signing up...... guess that's not good enough anymore probably because the RCEA knows that no one really would sign up in substantial numbers to make the program effective.

At 1:19 AM, Blogger gabriele gray said...

So fight back! Do some low tech work against RCEA....poney up a couple bucks to have some flyers printed, put them up on bulletin boards and ask friends to do the same. Simple message: Tell RCEA you don't want to be part of their plan. Provide the info on where to 'unsubscribe'.

Now I have a question: Is RCEA providing electricity to ALL users or will businesses (who probably have their accounts structured to their usages) still be doing business with PG&E directly?
Because if businesses will have a direct relationship with PG&E and ordinary citizens have an indirect, second-hand relationship (via RCEA) with PG&E, it seems like it would be very unequal relationships.

And it seems like there's going to be additional levels of management (more than with PG&E); here's info on some of the salaries paid to RCEA personnel in the past:
and a sub-question: how does the additional level of employees make the whole process...LESS....expensive...sometime?


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