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Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Why are electric bills so expensive in Ocala?

To the Editor:

My daughter lives in Ocala, and her light bill is $650 this month for a small two-bedroom mobile home. She is on disability, which $1,000 comes out for rent, leaving her with just $350 for the month with a 13-year-old daughter. I have very little money to help and am on low-income social security myself.

She is 52 years old and very upset, has nowhere to move, and cannot live with me because I am in a 55-and-older HUD housing community.

Anyway, why in the world is Ocala electric so expensive? She has tried everything to lower her bill, but it just keeps getting higher. She sent me a copy of her bill and I was in shock.
By the looks of other people’s comments, she is not the only one.

Penny Markowitz
Vero Beach resident