Port Angeles: Council approves 19.6 percent electricity rate hike

The Port Angeles City Council approved an average 19.6 percent electricity rate increase Tuesday night.

The vote was 5-1 with Cathleen McKeown voting no. Councilwoman Lauren Erickson was absent.

The energy charge portion of residents” electricity bills will increase from 3.85 cents per kilowatt-hour to 4.75 cents per kilowatt-hour. The monthly basic charge will remain at $11.

A Port Angeles resident using 1,500 kilowatt-hours a month will see his electric bill rise from $68.75 a month to $82.25, or about 19.6 percent.

A residential customer using 500 kilowatt-hours a month, who now pays $30.25, will pay $34.75, 14.87 percent increase.

A 1,000 kilowatt-hour customer’s bill will;; increase from $49.50 to $58.80 monthly, an 18.18 percent increase.

The increases are because of wholesale rate boosts from the Bonneville Power Administration.

More in News

Port Angeles High School graduates, from left, Uri Crawford, Samantha Combs and Jordan McTear, decorate a vehicle in preparation for Friday’s graduation parade from Ediz Hook to the high school. Dozens of adorned cars and trucks carried grads through the streets of Port Angeles as a lead-up to the graduation ceremony that evening at Civic Field. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Congrats, grads!

Port Angeles High School graduates, from left, Uri Crawford, Samantha Combs and… Continue reading

Dash Air to leave Port Angeles

‘Nothing to do’ with viability of air service, owner says

Clallam County art barn to get new roof before fair

Commissioners approve $85,000 contract with company from Kent

Sequim schools drop proposal to bump back start time

Survey respondents prefer to keep Greywolf Elementary at 8:30 a.m.

Sequim chamber to host tax credit event

The Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a family… Continue reading

Scheduled Hood Canal bridge closures canceled

Overnight closures of the Hood Canal bridge on state Highway… Continue reading

Weekly flight operations scheduled

There will be field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft… Continue reading

KEITH THORPE/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
Three-year-old Archie Hanson takes a spin on a merry-go-round pushed by his mother, Justine Hanson of Port Angeles, with sister Arlene Hanson 7 months, during Sunday's grand reopening of the Dream Playground at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles. The playground was rebuilt earlier this month by volunteers after an arson fire destroyed much of the playground equipment in December. Although there are still details to attend to and minor adjustments to be made, the facility will be open daily from dawn until dusk.
Grand reopening at Dream Playground

Three-year-old Archie Hanson takes a spin on a merry-go-round pushed by his… Continue reading

Wind returns for Day 3 of Race to Alaska

Teams pushing north along Vancouver Island

Port Townsend pool on track to open in July

Task force favors Chimacum Park for replacement

‘Positive support’ shown for Recompete grant

Port of PA extends lease with Homeland Security