• Report: #860379

Complaint Review: Public Power LLC

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  • Submitted: Wed, March 28, 2012
  • Updated: Sat, March 02, 2013

  • Reported By: PourYourWay — Fort Lauderdale Florida United States of America
Public Power LLC
39 Old Ridgebury Rd. Danbury, Connecticut United States of America

Public Power LLC Bob Gries Investment Firm Not an Equal Employment Opportunity, Horrible Service, SCAM! Danbury, Connecticut

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: BOB GRIES / SCAM ARTIST

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Bob is the man

*Author of original report: Ambit Energy

*Author of original report: void

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If you look at Youtube videos you will see that Bob Gries uses the publicity of Hispanics, and African Americans for promotion. If you would feel free to contact them individually via email orphone they'd verify the accurateness of this post.

The Gries Investment firm has stolen 100% commissions from my company leaving my employees stressed, broke, and angry. I would seriously consider working for another ESCO. The company stole active commissions before payroll date, and left the consumers to fight for their energy spending despite having an agreement.

If you or your business is thinking of becoming a consumer i would take into account Public Power's history, and reliability as a company in whole. Reports have been made to the Public Service Commissions, as well as the USA Department of Labor. If you are located in any of these states please be aware of these scams. [continued below]....
..... And if you are already a consumer i'd recommend you switch your supplier as soon as you can. Please refer to your states Public Service Commission in regards to cancelling this company without any fees.

BEWARE OF THE SCAM:

Connecticut

Massachusetts

Maryland

New Jersey

New York

Pennsylvania


BIGGEST DEREGULATION SCAM

The Connecticut PURA has opened an investigation of Public Power, LLC under Docket 11-10-06.

"While investigating complaints from Public Power customers, it appears that Public Power may have charged rates other than those to which it had contracted with customers; it has been unable to verify rates it charged customers via its EDI subcontractor; and it has failed to submit timely responses to inquiries alleging unauthorized switching," Staff said in a memo to open the docket.

"Some of these events may have transpired while the company was under different ownership," Staff noted, "but taken together warrant escalated regulatory review."

The purpose of the proceeding is to review Public Power's compliance with the terms of its supplier license.

PURA through an informal process has sought information regarding, when the company was still organized as Public Power & Utility, Inc., a contract change which ceased providing guaranteed savings to customers.

In one specific instance, PURA said that a customer contract provided that the customer rate would fluctuate each month but, "will maintain a not to exceed price of at least 5% below current CL&P or UI standard generation service rates."

Under prior ownership, in March 2009, Public Power & Utility removed the 5% savings guarantee from its standard enrollment form. However, PURA alleged that Public Power & Utility also ceased pricing rates for prior contracts at least 5% below the utility rate.

"Based on Public Power's July 1, 2011 e-mail, and July 20, 2011 Letter, it now appears that the Company converted the pricing clause of its pre-April 2009 contracts (guaranteeing at least 5% savings in comparison to the CL&P/UI standard offer) to the 'potential savings will fluctuate month to month' clause without notice to pre-April 2009 customers. That is, not only did Public Power modify contracts for new enrollments, it apparently re-rated all then-existing contracts as well," PURA said.

In a response, Public Power said that it was unable to locate records which indicate what action, if any, prior ownership took to notify customers of the change.

Although current ownership and management was not present at the time, Public Power did note that the at-issue enrollment form stated (under Paragraph 6) that Public Power & Utility could "at any time" take action to, "modify, reassign or withdraw this agreement," based on adverse changes in market conditions. Public Power noted that the enrollment form also did not provide that notice was required to be provided to customers of any modification.

"The foundation of any competitive market is the ability of two parties to freely enter into a contract. Public Power is unaware of any statute, regulation or decision of the PURA which restricts the right of the parties to freely negotiate a provision like that in Paragraph 6."

Notwithstanding the above, Public Power has provided the specific customer whose complaint initiated the PURA investigation a refund, as well as to two other similarly situated customers, and has agreed to provide refunds to any affected customer who ask for one.


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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

BOB GRIES / SCAM ARTIST

AUTHOR: TBreitbart - (United States of America)

Robert Gries Jr, Bob Gries of Gries Inv Fund Tampa or Public Power of Norwalk CT. DOes not pay in fact is is so good at distancing himself so far from the pulse it doesn't appear he is in any type of charge. There are several complaints being investigated against Public Power and Bob Gries that include but are not limited to:

1) Class action lawsuit for racism, and sexual harassment w minor child.

2) Charging unclassified rates to customers in CT and MD.

3) Not paying vendors such as call centers. 

4) Changeing contract payouts as he see's fit without consent of Vendor / call Nexgen to verify this one. I am still owed over 250,000.00 from this Bob Gries.

5) Slamming nearly Fourteen Thousand Customers.

I warn all customers and potential employee's to stay very far away from this man and is dishonest practices until the dust clears. While you struggle to pay your Electric Bill he made 200 million dollars. 
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Bob is the man

AUTHOR: jake - (United States of America)

Public Power is a great company and the owner Bob pay's great. We have never sold energy for a better company.


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Ambit Energy

AUTHOR: PourYourWay - (United States of America)

or Momentis? You choose..

http://momentisopportunity.org
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AUTHOR: PourYourWay - (United States of America)

Great company.
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