Anatomy of a Con Ed electricity bill: how Puerto Ricans get screwed

Puerto Ricans have been in a perpetual state of “being screwed” …. Since the Spaniards arrived & since the Americans took over. Maybe I’m realizing that now …. at my current age!!


War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony

Here is a portion of my latest electricity bill from Con Edison:

ConEd Bill

After the government finished screwing me – with sales taxes, franchise fees and other nonsense – my total bill was $102.

This wasn’t too bad.

If you look at the bottom of the bill, you’ll see that my basic rate is 8.2 cents per kilowatt hour. This is fairly reasonable because the average rate per kilowatt hour, throughout the US, is 12cents per kilowatt hour.

Unfortunately, throughout the island of Puerto Rico, everyone is paying at least 24cents per kilowatt hour. This is double the US national average, and nearly three times what I am paying in New York City.

To make matters worse, the Puerto Rico Electrical and Power Authority (PREPA) is planning an additional 4.2 cent rate hike for Puerto Rico.

The hike will go into effect when the power grid is privatized…

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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