Rocky Mount to Hold Utility Town Hall Meeting

Rocky Mount residents upset about high utility bills will meet with the CEO of the utilities company, Electricities, Thursday night at a town hall meeting.

The meeting will take place at the McCarter Center at 6 p.m.

The CEO of Electricities met with the people of Farmville Tuesday night to discuss utilities rates in that community. Many were angered by his explanation that part of their utility bill goes to paying debts on facilities.

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  • by RAY on Apr 6, 2011 at 07:19 PM
  • by to WITN on Mar 17, 2011 at 07:04 PM
    how hard can it be for ya'll to do a week long series on how to cut energy costs? do the public an actual service instead of just giving people with a high bill a forum to vent nonsense.
  • by quit ur whining on Mar 17, 2011 at 06:08 PM
    In Hawaii a kilowatt hour is 25¢. Alaska isn't much better. Be grateful your costs aren't higher. Power is pretty cheap in the south compared to most places. But you do have a choice. Quit plugging in more and more stuff! And by the way, this was the coldest winter in eastern NC history! Why would you think bills would go down? Sorry, but if you want power you have to be willing to pay for the loan you took out to build a nuclear power plant. And more nukes on the way in NC so get your wallets ready. Otherwise turn off some stuff.
  • by I Fought the Law on Mar 17, 2011 at 03:31 PM
    To Electricman - Just so we're apples to apples....the rate I listed is strictly the cost per kilowatt hour only. Does not include gas (a different source, a different cost).
  • by I Fought the Law on Mar 17, 2011 at 02:07 PM
    Hey all you complainers - You don't have to keep your heat down where I do, but get over it and PAY THE BILL. I'm on Electricity rates too and as Electricman said check your rate/kwh...mine's 14.7 cents. Pretty reasonable....I'll bet yours is too. Bunch of whiners.
  • by eric here on Mar 17, 2011 at 08:54 AM
    rm citizen move or start a riot and get that company out they r screwing u guys something awful. isn’t there another energy company u can get power from if not sorry buddy that is a messed up situation I know everyone can’t just pick up and move I hope someone slaps that company in the face to straighten out their mess that they seem to b using the people to cover for them.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 17, 2011 at 08:52 AM
    Do like other towns have done to get out of the electricity business. File for bankruptcy.
  • by jerry Location: enc on Mar 17, 2011 at 08:04 AM
    Pay up! CEO`s baby need some shoes!
  • by Citizen on Mar 17, 2011 at 08:03 AM
    No doubt that people need to help themselves and their homes be more energy efficient. But those of you who do not live in these towns supplied by Electricities have NO IDEA or just cannot comprehend that there's NOTHING that can be done to bring down our bills to what you are claiming yours are. As long as our towns don't grow (or decrease in size), we are being handed the bill of debt accruing from BAD decisions made many years ago. So give us a break with your opinions and assertions that we're all running around in our underwear with the heat set on 80 and holes in our floors, because we're not! And we're not poor looking for government subsidies either. If you don't understand the REAL issue here, don't waste our time with your posts.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Mar 17, 2011 at 07:57 AM
    Lavon, you tapped into "no comment"s electric line? You also drive around a moped, have no bills and just pick cash off a tree...we all have read your posts....
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