Port Angeles: City to consider power rate increases Sept. 18

PORT ANGELES — The City Council will consider a power rate increase Sept. 18 following a public hearing.

The rate increase will probably become effective on Nov. 1 bills, Deputy Public Works Director Ken Ridout told the City Council on Tuesday.

The hearing could be continued until Oct. 2 if needed, Ridout said.

The city’s utility advisory committee will review the rate study at their Sept. 10 meeting and make a recommendation to the council Sept. 18.

The last time the city reviewed its electricity rates was 1996, when residential rates were reduced 12 percent, Ridout said. Power prices decreased due to high reservoir levels.

The full story appears in today’s Clallam County edition of the Peninsula Daily News. Order your PDN delivered to your home or office by clicking on “Subscribe.”

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