Co-op customers deserve better | Feb. 16 letter
WREC offers best deal around
Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative is a business, not a charity. Your old, inefficient air conditioning/heating is your business, not theirs. Your small Social Security check is your business, not theirs. This is a co-op. You can attend board meetings. You can make your opinions known. You can elect board members. Have you ever sent in a ballot which they send out at board election time?
But I'll bet you sure love the member profit disbursement every December. No one is writing in and complaining about that.
WREC has excellent service for street light repairs, power outages from storms and the fairest rates around. Try paying for Duke Energy, TECO or Florida Power & Light. Be grateful you aren't paying for a defunct nuclear power plant. WREC has to buy energy to provide your heat, air conditioning and lights. It is not free, and in 2014 it is not cheap.
As a 25-year resident of Pasco and a 25-year member of WREC, I will gladly pay my fair share to keep this cooperative going. Lord help us if a company like Duke takes over. If you think the increase isn't fair from WREC, then take a gander at the bills from people on other services. And ask those people about the December bonus disbursement they receive. Not likely.
Thank you, WREC, from a satisfied member.
Jan Cummings, Hudson