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  •  Oh really. nt (4+ / 0-)
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    A true craftsman will meticulously construct the apparatus of his own demise.

    by onionjim on Tue Jun 03, 2014 at 03:12:25 AM PDT

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    •  NY and CT pay the highest rates but Coned is (4+ / 0-)

      a good investment, shareholders have gotten dividends for decades.....

      "The poor can never be made to suffer enough." Jimmy Breslin

      by merrywidow on Tue Jun 03, 2014 at 05:43:32 AM PDT

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      •  Con Ed actually does a good job (0+ / 0-)

        at maintaining the NYC infrastructure. Those costs may well be justified.

        Its unionized employees also get paid decently.

        •  Agree. I live in Manhattan and almost never (0+ / 0-)

          lose power not even during Sandy, living uptown.

          but they do juggle shareholder needs with not fixing leaky gas pipes in Harlem....

          "The poor can never be made to suffer enough." Jimmy Breslin

          by merrywidow on Tue Jun 03, 2014 at 02:34:42 PM PDT

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        •  Absolutely Terrible Job (0+ / 0-)

          In NYC ConEd routinely suffers blowouts when too many air conditioners max out the century old transmission wires. Every decade or two there's a total blackout, either from local overload or from a regional grid cascade that NYC handles worse than the rest of the region.

          In Westchester they refuse to bury wires, and neighborhoods routinely blackout for a few seconds to a minute several times a year. Which wreaks havoc with "always on" electronic equipment, both resetting them and then slamming them when the voltage shoots back up with the return of power. And there's an one or two hour or two blackouts every year or two.

          All this on a network that  charges as much for just delivery (not the energy itself) that is the total amount paid on average for electricity generation+delivery in the country.

          And if you have to wait for ConEd to service your home, including turning it on when you move in, or fix their overcharging errors when you catch them, you'll wish your cable repairman were covering their shift.

          ConEd's maintenance of its infrastructure is a nightmare. I don't know what ConEd you're talking about.

          "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

          by DocGonzo on Wed Jun 04, 2014 at 01:23:34 AM PDT

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          •  I'm also in NYC (0+ / 0-)

            and they do a great job here. Maybe there is a reason they are doing better in NYC than in Westchester?

            •  Blackouts (0+ / 0-)

              You don't remember the blackouts? The exploding transformers that kill people? The subway shutdowns due to their equipment and service failures? The overcharging "meter estimates"? The endless waits and deferrals of onsite service? All for double the average KWh cost, in the city where all the infrastructure is long paid off, the density means maximum bills per infrastructure and guaranteed paid consumption.

              What exactly is "great job" to you? That there are plugs everywhere?

              "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

              by DocGonzo on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 01:47:59 PM PDT

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