Canada's Hydro One Wanting to go Private?


What do my ChickAdvisor friends feel about the hydro raising their prices again. I just don't understand why the utilities are always going up but the cost of living never hardly goes up. I know we all need to do our best to conserve hydro. But I just feel so bad for the younger generation like how are they ever going to be able to afford these crazy prices, to own their own homes or for that matter with most apartments who require plus bills now. It just seems so hard for young adults to have a good start. I just signed a petition to try and stop Hydro One from going private. I am not sure if it will help but something needs to change. Here is the link   Kathleen Wynne, Ontario Liberal Party: Stop the Privatization of Hydro One
May 04, 2015 @ 03:52 pm

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Signed, because I shouldn't be paying 135$ per month each in a 6 person house without the heat on.
May 04, 2015 @ 06:24 pm


Thanks for signing I really appreciate we have to try. Even though it seems they still do what they like. My bill is so high even though I try to do everything on off-peak hours I just have a small home and my bill is higher than yours. If it does go private I don't know what will happen I guess they will be able to do what they like. I will keep you posted. Have a great evening 11kalf and Thanks Again Christine.
May 04, 2015 @ 07:13 pm

Thanks for the link Christine!

I signed the petition because this is getting out of hand. I'm always trying to find ways to save money. I unplug unused appliances throughout the house. I also wash my clothes one batch after another to save money and try to hand dry most of my clothes. We work hard for our money and shouldn't have to dish out for more for our hydro bill.

Thanks for sharing with us! Everyone united makes a huge difference! ;-)

May 04, 2015 @ 09:09 pm


Thanks for sharing, I signed and sent it to a few friends.
May 04, 2015 @ 09:30 pm


I will sign! All the way in Nova Scotia I wish we could get some NS Power competition - they know they are the only option and rates are always increasing - because without them we would not have power. I always try to save where I can - washing in cold water, hanging most clothes to dry, conserving heat (freezing) in the winter - but my bills are still outrageous with the "fees" they add on every month.
May 05, 2015 @ 08:56 am


Thanks OceanSunrise for signing the petition and commenting on this post. I also do everything I can to try to conserve doing all my laundry after 9pm, turning off lights and also unplugging appliances. I don't see much difference in fact last month I received the highest bill ever. I can't see me using my air conditioning much this summer it really scares me I don't want $3.00 to $4.00 dollar bill. Have a great day and Thanks Again.
May 05, 2015 @ 10:12 am


Thanks for signing the petition and also sharing it hopefully it will not go up more or go private. It seems the hydro companies do what ever the like but it is important to try. Have a nice day.
May 05, 2015 @ 10:14 am


You made a really good point that the hydro companies know that we depend on them and we all need and have to have hydro. If your hydro gets cut-off and you rent your landlord has no choice but to evict you if you can't afford to turn it back on. With all the stores like Target for instance closing what do the people do that lost their jobs. It is really scary. I also do all my laundry in cold water, turning down my furnace at night and hanging clothes to dry but I don't see much difference. Thanks for signing and lets hope some how it makes a difference. Have a great day.
May 05, 2015 @ 10:30 am


Hi Christine, I'm curious. What is Hydro? I've never heard of it in the US. We have electric or power companies here and it depends on your location as to which company you get. We have North Georgia Electric and my power bill last month was $129.80. The month before that it was $233.33. I don't even turn on the TV during the day or run the air conditioner. They charge a flat rate of $8.75 for our street light outside. Plus they add extra fees which total about $20 on the bill. Thanks, I was just wondering what Hydro is. Ginger.
May 05, 2015 @ 12:55 pm


Hi Ginger it would be the same as Electric or your Power bill. Ours here in Canada just went up again especially if you use it during peak hours just in time for summer because of air conditioning. The utilities gas and hydro are just crazy it is hard I guess I am not going to have my central air on during the day this summer. Have A Great Day My Friend.
May 05, 2015 @ 02:31 pm

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