I am on a facebook group to fight UPPCO! We have huge bills from them. UPPCO was purchased recently by a British company. What we are talking about here is the newly formed UMERC. They are building power plants and we all know that will mean higher prices for those of us living in the UP! At the bottom, I will place news reports to catch you all up on what is going on. Time everyone complains and looks really hard at who they elect. Time we get some laws to regulate our inflation prices which keep going up as our wages stay the same.
ALERT SERIOUS INFORMATION,
Hi all I apologize for the delay. I wanted the Alert to get out to as many as possible.
So Here it is in a nut shell (as I am being told ). The meeting The public meeting, Sept 19 12-4p in Marquette at the college Huron/Erie Room is crucial.(((((( It is not to fight rate hikes))))))).
It actually is not even to fight UPPCO.
It is to Let THE PUBLIC’S, voices be heard about the new Natural Gas plants which are to be built ( I am being told) if we do not say something our energy prices will soar even more ( you have heard this on the news) . I, of all people am for new power being brought into the Upper Peninsula. You guys should know this about me by now. Yet, there is a problem. The problem (from what I understand) is WEPCO, an utility owned by WE Energies in Wis, has created a new Mich U.P. Only utility called UMERC. UMERC is the builders for the gas plants in Baraga and South Maqrquette area’s . Well, apparently they never were required or, used a loophole somehow to not do and “IRP” (Integrated Resource Plan) which requires them to show they are able or trying to use more than one resource (Natural gas, solar, wind, steam, water, nuclear.) to develop electric power. These power plants are going to cause all U.P. residents to endure yet another increase in our power bills ( I am told).
I’m all for our mining in the U.P. you wont hear me rail against jobs for our people. However, when Tilden mines only has to pay 35% of these power plants cost and residents all over the Upper Peninsula has to carry 65% carry over while the power plants are for the Mines and not residential. I kinda have with if this is the case ! (As Im told)
Mean while there is other power manufacturers, engineers, which I personally have spoken to. Who are being side lined, who do have the plans and ability to use all our natural resources(Natural gas, solar, wind, steam, water, nuclear.) to develop electric power. As well as, to build power plants right here in the Upper Peninsula. And ~ get this the cost is so minimal we wont have a significant increase in our Electric bills.
The meeting; It is up to you to show up and ask why didn’t UMERC have to pass the IRP (integrated Resource Plan) litmus test which all others have to?
This isn’t a meeting to fuss about rates. This is a meeting to keep our rates down and not suffer another possible increase. It may effect you directly in that way.
Do not kill the messenger, that is all I am, I felt you guys should hear what is being told to me. I want your feed back and if you have another side to this story please do tell. If you feel you should be at the meeting try to carpool offer a ride to other members please. I’m trying my best to serve you!