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Unfair utility practices


On Saturday, April 14th, the power up Skalkaho and Grantsdale was out for about half an hour. I’m with Ravalli Electric Co-op who gets their power from NorthWestern Energy. NorthWestern went down, so the coop went down, so 3000 customers had no power for half an hour. When my power came on there was a surge which blew out the solenoid which is a transfer switch to go from grid to solar. Since the surge was the power company’s ‘fault’ I believe ‘they’ should pay. Guess what? The corporation (Co-op) stays on top once again and the little person/customer must pay! I thought Co-ops were different.

Suzanna McDougal


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