Posts Tagged ‘Electric rates’

Chelan PUD Announces No Rate Increase In 2018 For Sixth Consecutive Year

Chelan County PUD Board President Randy Smith joins Dan Langager to talk about the early draft of the utility’s 2018 budget, which includes no electric rate increase for the sixth year in a row, paying down debt, rehabbing critical infrastructure at both Rocky Reach and Rock Island Dams, finalizing plans for the new substation in…

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Chelan PUD GM Steve Wright Talks Long-Term Finances, Changing Electricity Markets

Chelan County PUD General Manager Steve Wright joins Dan Langager in the KOHO studio to talk about the utility’s finances – from a debt payment this  year of $52 million, bringing their outstanding debt to $537 million – about a 38 percent debt ratio and new contracts with Avangrid Renewables of Portland, Ore. and Avista of Spokane, to a bottom line projection…

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Grant PUD Raises Electric Rates, Average Monthly Increase of $1.40

Grant County PUD Commissioners at their March 28 business meeting adopted increases on retail electric prices across all their customer classifications. The rate increase was effective April 1, which officials say will bring in an additional $3 million in revenue this year. KOHO’s Chris Hansen reports on what that means for Grant County residents’ monthly…

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Douglas County PUD Approves Rate Increase for 2017

At their Monday meeting this week, the Douglas County Public Utility District Board of Commissioners authorized a rate increase for their customers for the coming year. PUD Spokesperson Meaghan Vibbert told KOHO why the hikes were deemed necessary. Although the surge in pricing won’t be dramatic, Vibbert said PUD customers in Douglas County will notice a slight…

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