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Rocky Mountain Power receives $3.2 million rate hike

Rocky Mountain Power receives $3.2 million rate hike



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Power bills are going up for Rocky Mountain Power customers. A $3.2 million rate hike was approved yesterday.

Rocky Mountain Power Spokesperson Dave Eskelsen says yesterday's action deals with a previous point raised for the 2008 calendar year. He says it means about $16 extra a year per customer.

Eskelsen says the rate hike is not related to the overall $160.6 million request the company put in for the future.

"It just adds a little bit, less than a quarter of a percent, to an existing rate case that customers have already received," he said.

"Because we have a continual capital investment in new power plants, transmission systems and expansion of our distribution system, as those new costs come in to the rate base, it has an upward pressure on rates. It's all to meet the growing demand for Utah customers," he said.

E-mail: mrichards@ksl.com

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