Port Angeles: Council to hear more comment on electricity rate hikes

PORT ANGELES – A proposed electricity rate increase averaging 19.5 percent will be the subject of a City Council public hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St. A Sept. 18 public hearing was continued to allow more comment on the proposal.

The rate increase proposal maintains the basic charge at $11 per month. The energy charge would rise from 3.85 cents per kilowatt-hour to 4.75 percent per kilowatt-hour.

Under the proposal, a Port Angeles resident using 1,500 kilowatt-hours a month would 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 currently paying $30.25 would pay $34.75, a 14.87 percent increase. A 1,000 kilowatt hour customer’s bill would increase from $49.50 to $58.50, a 18.18 percent increase.

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