This is the second note that came in about the electric company’s bills:
I thought that you readers might appreciate being directed toward an interesting surcharge on their El Paso Electric bill. The charge is called “rate case expense surcharge” and is typically a few cents.
The bill does not explain the purpose of this surcharge. My understanding is that we (the customers) are charged for El Paso Electric’s legal fees, so the utility monopoly does not have a financial burden when they apply to raise our rates.
We deserve better.