April 06, 2020

Power and the storm

In a Jan. 14 editorial, you rightfully criticized the gouging by Indeck Energy Services and Ridegwood Power Corp. They were asking for 22 cents per kilowatt-hour. Then you applauded Bangor Hydro’s president for “properly and politely” replying “Get stuffed.”

The people who “got stuffed” were the suffering people of Calais and others Down East. Because of corporate greed, families were denied power when it could have been available. If I were a resident of Calais and hadn’t had power for four days, I’d be willing to pay 100 cents per kilowatt-hour.

The greed and penny-pinching between Bangor Hydro, Indeck and Ridgewood should have been settled at a later date, like after the ice is gone. Fred D. Rogers New Sweden

On page 6 of last Wednesday’s Bangor Daily News, there is an article captioned, “Battleship idea nixed; Hydro turns to other power sources.”

According to my son who lives in Montreal and works for the Canadian Pacific Railroad, a diesel locomotive belonging to CPR was lifted from its rail bed and placed on a roadway to be used as a source of electricity for the surrounding area. What a great idea! Many such railroad engines must be available in Maine and be able to accomplish this same thing, many perhaps being able to remain in

place on their rail beds and be able to bring their power source to power out areas.

What do you say, railroad companies? Bob Campbell West Glenburn

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