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Cleveland Public Power users protest at City Hall, fear higher electric bills

Cleveland mayoral candidate Donna Brown.

CLEVELAND — “Fourteen people gathered outside Cleveland City Hall Thursday to protest what they fear will be higher electric bills resulting from Cleveland Public Power‘s investment in an Illinois electric plant.

The protesters, led by mayoral candidate Donna Brown, cited a Plain Dealer story that reported city-owned CPP will pay a first-year rate that is 42 percent higher than the market price for power generated by the Illinois plant.

‘Now we’ll end up paying more for CPP power than we will if we had CEI [FirstEnergy],’ said Hattie Porter of Cleveland. ‘But CPP has no subsidies to help us senior citizens. If we don’t pay our bill, our power gets cut off.'”

— Pat Galbincea, Cleveland Plain Dealer

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