SCIP's price jump is devastating. One of Oracle's most important businesses reports a stunning one month 50% hike.
How bad is it? Consider this post on Facebook from David Ranchy: "I emailed them and got a refund on the difference because they implemented it a month early but my bill at the cafe went from $2000 to $3000 in one month. Yuck"
When you stop to think about it the situation is even worse than it first appears because at the same time SCIP customers are getting rate squeezed the federal government is flooding "infrastructure" dollars into "renewables" nationwide. Let's not forget that SCIP makes no provision for interface with local solar/wind generation!
Check out the important Robert Bolton/Sheila Miles letter to Secretary Deb Haaland:
US Department of Interior
1849 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20240
Dear Secretary Haaland:
Enclosed is a copy of an email we sent Senator Kelly who had responded to our request for help.
We live in Rural Arizona and get power from the US Department of Interior. Our Electric rates have increased over 50% in less than a year and are almost 40% more than average Arizona rates.
When we contacted San Carlos Irrigation District office (the electric utility), they said, "we have nothing to do with the rates."
Please see the forwarded letter below for the impact it has on ourselves and our rural communities.
Our home and many others in the area are perfect for Solar Electric. How about helping us by subsidizing PV cells for our homes and businesses instead of penalizing us?
Thanks for your attention; we look forward to hearing from you.
Robert Bolton & Sheila Miles
PO Box 211
Oracle, AZ 85623
(505)699-4173 & (505)603-3781
Kaz and I moved to Oracle in 1979. The house we bought dated to the late 1940s. With little advance knowledge of the place, we set out to build a new life together, intending to settle in and raise a family.