NV Energy needs to realize we're in a recession
YourVoice: In light of Nevada Energy wanting to raise their rates due to low energy consumptions over the past few months. I totally understand they want to keep on making a profit each and every month. I too would like to be making an income -- can I run out in the streets and demand for money?
Everyone in Nevada Energy needs to step back and look at the whole demographic of things that are going on in Southern Nevada (namely, greater Las Vegas area).
Wake up Nevada Energy -- We are still in a recession!!!!
Many are still struggling for work -- believe me, I have tried numerous times to get a job out there (I've been told I am over qualified)... what gives???
Y'all say that energy usage was down in the past few months due to 'mild' summer. I am sorry you've been taken a punch in the profit sector. It is not the consumer's fault. I seem to remember a few months ago, Nevada Energy donated a good size amount of money to some organization, in which I am proud that you are so giving. Then again, if it's a punch in the profit sector - it is not the consumer's fault. Nevada Energy has given out rebates and wonderful tips on how to conserve energy -- and guess what?... We consumers took up your suggestions and advice in conserving energy. It is not the consumer's fault that they conserved energy -- it's called being smart and not being wasteful.
Just be thankful that Nevada Energy IS making money!!! And always will!!
It is up to Nevada Energy to make best use of their profits in a very wise way and yet be sensitive about consumer's concerns. If Nevada Energy opts to raise the rates, consumers will find ways to conserve.
Don't be so greedy -- have a heart!!!
NV Energy's demands are ridiculous
YourVoice: Let me get this straight NV Energy wants us to pay for software that will boost their profits? --really???
YourVoice: Can someone please research this? NV Energy may have gotten the stimulus money to fund the automatic meter reader and now they have to layoff almost hundred employees. How is that money stimulating the economy when people are losing their jobs? It sounds like the company is only one that is being benefiting it if in fact they received the money from the government.
NV Energy needs to learn to get by on what it has
YourVoice: Re: NV Energy plan to raise rates...why is it that the utility companies don't have to learn to get by on what they have? I am lucky enough to be employed full time, but like many in Vegas, I haven't had a raise or a bonus in 4 years! I've had to cut expenses, tighten the old belt and make it work even though the necessities of life keep going up. How many raises has NV Energy (formerly NV Power) instituted in the last 4 years? If they want more profit, expansion and such, why don't they have to do the standard things a normal business has to do? Become more efficient - cut expenses to increase spendable cash or learn to exist on what they have? A new power plant resulting in lower power bills years in the future does not help the citizens of Las Vegas who are struggling right now. What kind of a Corporate citizen is NV Energy to have so little concern for their customers and co-citizens of Las Vegas?
NV Energy never lowers rates
YourVoice: NV Energy says part of the reason they want to raise our rates is so they can build-out their infrastructure, which will actually lower rates in the future. When was the last time NV Energy lowered our rates? Is anyone really buying this?
With a top salary of $5.3 million at NV Energy, and several more top executives also pulling down million dollar salaries, it's easy to see what's really happening here.
At a time when we're all having to cut back, shouldn't NV Energy be a good corporate citizen and share the burden?
Electric bills aren't as low as NV Energy says
YourVoice: NV Energy tells us that the average electric bill is only $140.00. With only 2 adults living in my home of less than 1,500 sq. ft. my bill has NEVER been close to that low. Last month it was just over $300.00. So guess I'll be paying quite a bit more than the $21.00 rate hike that is being requested. People with families are really in for a huge increase.
When our new smart meter was being installed I asked the installer if the new meters were going to be costing some people their jobs. He assured me that they were not. LIAR!!