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Dear Editor:

I want to thank the Holy Cross board of directors for planning for residential electric rates that will help their working customers. By using inverted rates, people who have average electricity use won’t see a change in their bills, but people who are careful with their electricity use will have lower bills – a great incentive to make more efficiency improvements to keep having lower bills. People who have very high electricity use will pay more, as they should, since higher demand means Holy Cross has to build or buy more expensive electricity.

My home is all-electric, with all of the usual appliances and then some, but in nine months out of the year, my bills would go down, if Holy Cross’s possible example becomes the rate. It’s a great way to reward all the people who are doing things to save energy. And since both Holy Cross and the city of Aspen offer free or subsidized energy audits, it’s easy to find the cheap ways to save energy and to make sure to have the lowest electricity rates. Thanks to Holy Cross for rewarding everyone who is helping to reduce energy use and air pollution by letting us save money at the same time!

Lee Cassin

Aspen


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