T. Graham doesn’t play well with Governors

2009-06-04_18-13-42-343If you’re a governor of a State associated with T Graham Edwards (new Electricities CEO), you’ll know the T doesn’t stand for Teddy bear.  Edwards doesn’t have a problem standing up for his companies even against state governments.  The whole question now becomes…is he going to stand up for the ratepayers of eastern North Carolina?

From the Myrtle Beach Insider:
T. Graham Edwards – That’s right the former president and CEO of Santee Cooper and South Carolina’s answer to Reddy Kilowatt is said to be on B&C’s short list. Edwards is currently the CEO of Midwest ISO, an independent, nonprofit organization that supports the constant availability of electricity in 15 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba. Edwards, still has extensive, high level business and political contacts throughout the Palmetto State, and is best known for his brawls with South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford over control of Santee Cooper.

From Washington Energy Report:
Mr. Edwards argued that MISO saves its members more than a half a billion dollars every year, through increased system reliability, more efficient dispatch and reserve deployment, and avoided transmission construction costs.

In a November 2007 letter, six governors of Midwest states wrote MISO President and Chief Executive Officer T. Graham Edwards to complain about the interconnection study process

From APPA
Last November, the governors of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin told Midwest ISO President & CEO T. Graham Edwards that wind developers in their states face a crisis "as a result of the current Midwest ISO policies governing the interconnection of wind resources to the transmission grid."

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About George Fisher

George is a freelance writer, an author and a Democratic political consultant. He has worked as Deputy Communications Director for a Senatorial campaign and Campaign Manager for several NC House races and one congressional race. He previously worked as a news producer for a local television station.
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10 Responses to T. Graham doesn’t play well with Governors

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is insane! Are there no reasonable people left in the world? I believe citizens of Wilson should band together and bring a lawswuit against this blood sucking “public power utility!” Of course, you would never get a Wilson attorney to challenge the status quo…they might get bumped out of the good ole boys club.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Wow. I hate Electicities even more after reading this article. This totalitarian co-op needs to be dismantled and reorganized just like the cable-television provider monopolies that were broken a decade ago. It will improve the already spiraling living quality for our citizens in Wilson and elsewhere, plus it will create a more welcoming operational environment for industrial companies providing a stronger backbone for the longevity of Wilson gearing our mindset away from a majority-retail type business environment. Bring down energy costs! The only thing that could be worse is if the government decides that they are going to run energy / take a 60% ownership!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Will it be any surprise if utility rates begin to “mysteriously” increase?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Also if you look at their balance sheet they’ve got $114,000,000 in cash. They should be using that to pay down debt and lower rates. But that would be counterproductive to their “cash cow” mentality.

  5. Anonymous says:

    This is ridiculous. No wonder our electric bills are so high. They aren’t just padding the city manager, assistant city manager and all the other office personnel that aren’t even out doing anything productive for the city. Now we have to pay a well over a half million dollar salary to someone that will get rich off of the people who really pay their bills. We wonder why our economy is down so far. No wonder Wilson’s jobless rate is up so high. People can’t afford the electricity anyways. Why not quit and let the government pay their bills? I think I might join them after seeing this junk! Thanks to the Wilson Daily Times for reporting this and informing the citizens.

  6. Anonymous says:

    ou have got to be kidding me. They are cutting people’s salaries and laying off people and this man gets over a 1/2 million dollars. GREED, GREED, GREED.

  7. Anonymous says:

    With 500,000 utility customers statewide, this guy is getting an average of more than $1,000 from each one of them. “Incentive bonus: 10 percent of base salary.” Incentive to do what, get even more blood out of the turnip? ElectriCities is just one of the multitude of reasons to hate this Godforsaken swamp we live in!

  8. Anonymous says:

    In this economy people can’t even find jobs and state employees take pay cuts when they are making nothing. But we can still pay people over a half million yearly to raise our energy bills. Awesome! How much money is enough to pay a person?

  9. Anonymous says:

    OK….ELECTRICITIES IS ALREADY IN DEBT TO THEIR WAZZZUUUHHH. THAT’S WHY OUR RATES ARE SO MUCH HIGHER THAN OTHER COUNTIES. NOW THEY GO AND HIRE SOMEONE WHO IS MAKING AS MUCH AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE USA. GIVE ME A BREAK…OH NOT THATS RIGHT THE CITY DOESN’T GIVE BREAKS ONLY INCREASES.

  10. Anonymous says:

    man i cant even get caugth up with my light bill and this man is making more than a half of million wow.

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