Message: D09-12044

From: BoardSec
To: Batul Rahimtoola
Sent: 2009-09-11 at 5:01 PM
Received: 2009-09-11 at 5:01 PM
Subject: FW: Ontario Hydro Rate Increase Application


John Pickernell

Assistant Board Secretary

Ontario Energy Board


Fax: 416-440-7656


Official Correspondence:


P.O. Box 2319

2300 Yonge Street 27th Floor

Toronto, ON

M4P 1E4



From: Lorne Bent []
Sent: September 11, 2009 4:34 PM
To: Undisclosed-Recipient:;
Subject: Ontario Hydro Rate Increase Application

To whom it may concern, please consider this when you are considering the above rate increase applications, folks like my wife and I have done everything humanly possible to reduce our consumption, we use nothing but energy efficient lights, do our laundry in cold water, do not use the dryer, we do not have airconditioning, we are virtually living in darkness. If our home was a ship and we were jettisoning to make the ship more energy efficient, we would now be ripping up the boards below the water line. We can do no more, please remember that these increases are not just tacked onto our hydro bill, but everything we buy will go up as suppliers pass down these increases to their customers. Given that Statistics Canada says we are in a negative inflation mode and that many business and pensions are indexed to inflation, I ask you to refuse hydro these rate increases.

Thank you

Lorne Bent

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