The Vermont electric utilities telephone survey explores the opinions of 18+ residents on the upcoming merger between Central Vermont Public Service and Green Mountain Power.
The survey finds that Vermont residents do not believe they will see lower electric bills as a result of the merger. Some residents believe that the $21 million dollars that Central Vermont Public Service (CVPS) customers paid to prevent CVPS from going bankrupt should be paid back through a one-time refund while others think it should be paid back through savings over the next two years.
Some residents say they will be more likely to vote for a candidate who supports the one time refund and some say it would not make a difference in how they vote.
These results are based on a telephone survey of 403 Vermont residents age 18+ fielded between January 26 and January 29, 2012. For more information, contact Cassandra Burton at 202-434-3547.
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