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The Sounding Board: Are We Paying Too Much for Our Electrical Service?

This year we are paying WOEC 2.42 times as much to bring us our electricity than did the average Oregon electric co-op member in 2011!  Some of us have gathered together to try to do something about it.  When we combine our very high cost of electricity with our similarly high cost of sewer and water, our combined utility costs make living in Vernonia financially quite unattractive.  It’s easy to see why the value of our homes continues to fall while the housing market is making somewhat of a comeback elsewhere.  We absolutely must do something about our high utility costs if we expect Vernonia to grow and attract new investment. Read More