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AARP D.C. Is Concerned about Pepco's Rate-Hike Proposal


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'S D-C STATE-OFFICE HAS LAUNCHED WHAT IT CALLS A NEW ONLINE "WATCHDOG TEAM", FOR DISTRICT-RESIDENTS WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE RISING COST OF ELECTRICITY.  STATE-DIRECTOR, LOUIS DAVIS, JUNIOR, SAYS THAT PEPCO-CUSTOMERS IN THE DISTRICT ARE DECIDING WHETHER IT'S FAIR FOR THEIR ELECTRIC-BILLS TO GO UP BY AN AVERAGE OF FIVE DOLLARS, PER MONTH...

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"CONSUMER-CONFIDENCE IN PEPCO HAS BEEN SLIPPING, IN RECENT YEARS.  AFTER THE LONG POWER-OUTAGES DURING SEVERE WEATHER IN D-C, PEPCO PROMISED--BUT FAILED TO DELIVER ON--RELIABILITY-IMPROVEMENTS.  IF THE 42-MILLION-DOLLAR RATE-INCREASE [THAT] PEPCO HAS REQUESTED IS APPROVED, CONSUMERS WILL PAY MORE OF THEIR HARD-EARNED MONEY--JUST SO PEPCO CAN PROVIDE BASIC, RELIABLE SERVICE.  CONSUMERS--NOT PEPCO--WILL BE PAYING FOR THE NEW ELECTRIC-METERS [THAT ARE] KNOWN AS 'SMART METERS'--WHICH PEPCO INSTALLED IN EVERY HOUSEHOLD.  AND, PEPCO WILL GET A RAISE--IN THE FORM OF HIGHER PROFITS--IF THE RATE-INCREASE IS APPROVED.  A-A-R-P D-C WANTS TO HELP CONSUMERS SAVE MONEY; CONSUMERS DON'T WANT AN UNFAIR INCREASE IN THEIR ELECTRIC-BILLS.
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TO JOIN THE NEW "UTILITY WATCHDOG TEAM", VISIT "ACTION"-DOT-"A-A-R-P"-DOT-ORG-SLASH-"D-C".



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