new "SPIN" on rate increases..
IMO, this is just another EXCU$E for the rate increases being seen in just about every MAJOR CITY for electricity.. somebody's stealing, therefore they can justify raisng rates. Ordinarily, this is already factored in, but just becasue this makes the news, they'll find some way to justify an even higher increase.
Make sure you get your share of "FREE" power at libraries and other places where you can plug in laptops, tablets, cell phones, battery chargers, etc. You should also charge up when your using your car.. you're charging your car battery which doesn't typically need excess power when it's full, that extra power in traditional vehicles is wasted (except in electric hybrids). Might as well squeeze every last spare kilowatt you're burning $4+ a gallon for transportation anyway.