Batten-area businesses sound the alarm over 'unsustainable' jump in electricity bills - Bangor Daily News

Batten-area businesses sound the alarm over ‘unsustainable’ jump in electricity bills – Bangor Daily News

Ten companies in northern Penobscot and southern Arostok counties filed a complaint with state regulators last week after some more than doubled monthly electricity bills.

Increased electricity supply rates took effect at the beginning of the year, and electricity customers knew there was an increase coming, but companies said the size of the jump came as a surprise, John Ellis, owner of Ellis Family Market in Patten, wrote in a complaint to the Public Utilities Commission in Maine.

“While we all knew that electricity bills would increase, there was no reason to double the costs,” Ellis wrote. “This is not sustainable.”

#Battenarea #businesses #sound #alarm #unsustainable #jump #electricity #bills #Bangor #Daily #News

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.