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Rocky Mountain Power seeks 11 percent rate hike

Rocky Mountain Power seeks 11 percent rate hike

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Rocky Mountain Power just filed for an 11 percent rate hike on consumers' bills.

A consumer watchdog group wasted no time announcing it will fight the $160 million request.

The utility asked for the same $160 million rate hike for electric service in December.

The Utah Public Service Commission reduced the amount to $100 million but has yet to give its approval.

The Committee of Consumer Services says the utility should wait for that matter to be decided first. The state watchdog agency says people are struggling with rising energy costs.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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