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Posted: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 12:00 am

The News-Sentinel is looking for a Lodi family or resident to participate in an energy audit to see what you can do to lower your monthly Lodi Electric Utility costs.

Rob Lechner, the manager of customer service and programs, will provide the energy audit. It will involve a survey of your energy habits, a tour of your home where Lechner will discuss savings, and a follow-up visit to see if the tips have improved your monthly bills.

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  • posted at 4:33 pm on Tue, Mar 16, 2010.


    Your comments have nothing to do with prop 16. It's about PGE not having to worry about competition. You must be a PGE stockholder and enjoy the dividends off the 47 cents a kilowatt tier. Can't say I blame you.

  • posted at 3:36 pm on Tue, Mar 16, 2010.


    yeah you, you haven't been right about anything yet. Yours is just another line of BS. Vote yes on prop 16 and make these cowardlyutilities like Lodi electric be responsible or go out of business like any other entity that constantly rips their customers off month after month.

  • posted at 1:44 pm on Tue, Mar 16, 2010.


    I'm not saying TURN knows everything, but they do know that PG&E is pushing a constitutional amendment that will do nothing but help PG&E. Is our constitution really up for sale? Who has the money to oppose it?

  • posted at 9:54 am on Tue, Mar 16, 2010.


    yeah you, oh how misinformed you are if you believe everything turn has to say.If PG&E shuts off 15,000 meters a month, perhaps the customers haven`t paid their bill. Make an attempt to purchase gas with no money and see what you get. Nothing. In order for PG&E to raise rates, the CPUC must approve the request. Unlike a utility district that can raise rates as needed since they are not governed by the CPUC. As in anythng new, Smart Meters might have a problem that will be worked out. Better get used to Smart Meters since they are here to stay. The company will go back several years to look at a customers bill, if indeed not as high, the bill will be adjusted. Lodi has installed Smart Meters for electric and PG%E for gas, I haven`t noticed any change since they have been installed. You say real green jobs, I suggest you look at the companies web site concerning jobs, if there are any available they will be posted.

  • posted at 7:25 am on Tue, Mar 16, 2010.


    Sure, let's vote for a proposition that's paid by a private company to change the constitution to benefit a single corporation. Check out www.turn.org.Prop 16 would lock PG&E’s high rates into the California constitution forever by locking out public power and community choice.If this special interest initiative passes, PG&E’s high rates would be given the protection of California’s Constitution. No one else receives such special treatment, and no other private company is constitutionally shielded from competition from public entities.NO CHOICE BUT PG&EWithout a choice, customers will be forced to accept:PG&E greenwashing instead of real green energy.PG&E spending more on green marketing than on creating real green jobs.PG&E shutting off over 15,000 families every month.PG&E spending millions on excessive executive pay and lobbying.PG&E’s “smart” meters wreaking havoc in customers’ homes.

  • posted at 5:53 am on Tue, Mar 16, 2010.


    You can lower your electric bill by voting yes on prop 16 and also by signing the petition to sell Lodi electric. The best idea yet would to vote CCHansen down the road and dump the inefficient NCPA. Any power broker like the NCPA that buys power at a terrible spot price and then depends on a cost adjustment for Lodi customers can't be worth a crap. Your electric utility ran fine until they fired Mr. Vallow and CCHansen got greedy and now put the electric utility in the hands of the NCPA which will soon have them hundreds of millions of dollars in debt while stealing money from the ratepayers to pay city bills and continually using the cost adjustment to bilk ratepayers every month because the NCPA doesn't know how to conduct business to save ratepayers money, yet lines their own pockets with the help of dullards like CCHansen, who is chairman of their board. CCHansen needs to either resign from the LodiCC or the NCPA, preferably both.

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