WHY GRU OUTDOOR LIGHTING OFTEN BECOMES A BAD IDEA
Bulletin #1 of 10/1/18
You can commit to a five (5) year contract with GRU including specified penalties for early termination.
For a bundled monthly charge, GRU will:
- Install wire, a light pole, bracket, and a light fixture (now only LED), and service burned out bulbs at your request without additional charge.
- The monthly charge paid by the GRU ratepayer allows GRU to completely recover their investment in five (5) years.
- GRU feeds their outdoor lighting infrastructure from their side of your meter, and then estimates the GRU electricity required, and bundles this with a sky-high and unparalleled charge for electricity.
- This bundling of GRU electricity with the rental of the outdoor lighting infrastructure exposes the “fuel” component to the utility tax and/or surcharges!
GRU Why Pay More encourages all GRU ratepayers, with EXPIRED and now punitive GRU outdoor lighting contracts, to contact us. We can take immediate and total control of an unfavorable yet expired deal. Often, we can\ find a much more economical solution to your outdoor lighting situation. We take great pride in doing so.
As of 10/1/18 GRU monthly fees for existing and inefficient, NON-LED outdoor light fixtures increased 22%, 21% and 6% respectively (retroactive to the pre 10/1 meter read).
By Jim Konish
Utility Attorney and City Lobbyist