Make OPALCO Power Affordable Again.
OPALCO: suggestion for itemized billing
By Larry Weingarth
OPALCO's recent billing states that it will include a new line item of "demand charge" (whatever that is). I have a different billing request. I recommend that the statement include a line which reflects the monthly purchase and operational costs/profits due to the acquisition of Rock Island Communications. The line should state the charges for the member's monthly use/non-use of this service. This was a highly controversial purchase which has eroded confidence in the stewardship of the board. Being open and honest about monthly impact of this purchase on the members' pocketbooks would go a long way in restoring trust in OPALCO -- particularly at a time when rates are zooming skyward.