I totally agree with the letter from Gina Richman (May 29) about Alliant Energy’s rate increase proposal. The cost of adding generating capacity should not be in the base rate.

The cost should be distributed to customers proportional to their energy usage — so the more they use, the more they pay.

Those who use more electricity are contributing the most to the need for generating capacity and therefore should pay more toward the cost of that capacity. Making all customers pay the same amount is very unfair and Alliant should be ashamed of themselves.

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