know: JCP&L may owe its New Jersey customers a $200 million rate decrease? Here’s
Yet, here we
are three years later, and the BPU has yet to make a final decision – and lower
rates for JCP&L customers.
Bottom line: We
are simply asking the BPU do its job and protect New Jerseyans from unnecessarily
high utility rates. AARP
believes that the BPU should provide strong oversight, and that both transparency
and accountability are necessary to prevent utility companies from dramatically
increasing your home electric and gas bills.
Jerseyans have a right to fair and reasonable utility rates. It’s time
for the BPU to make sure this is true for JCP&L ratepayers.
Tell the BPU to ensure JCP&L’s electric
prices are fair and reasonable by
lowering our rates now.
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The time to make a decision on the JCP&L rate case to lower our rates is now!
To the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities:
I need you to act now to make my electric and gas bills fair and reasonable. It has been three years since JCP&L was ordered to open its books on the basis of strong evidence that the Company is overearning at the expense of customers. I agree with AARP that, based on this evidence, the Company has overearned and overcharged customers more than $200 million. Three years is too long to wait for a decision and for me to be paying unreasonable and unfair prices. At a minimum, I am requesting you establish my current rate as provisional, subject to refund so that I don't have to overpay any longer. NJ already pays the 7th highest residential electric rates in the nation. These high prices are just as much of a challenge for businesses as high property taxes. The time to make a decision on the JCP&L rate case to lower our rates is now!
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]