Tuesday, January 24, 2012
What do you think about Pacific Power's rate increase proposal?
The state's Utilities and Transportation Commission wants to know during a public hearing tomorrow, Wednesday, in Yakima.
Pacific Power is requesting a 4.3 percent hike in utility rates, while Commission staff members are recommending a 1.1 percent increase.
The three-member Utilities and Transportation Commission, which is not bound by the staff recommendation, will this spring make a final decision on the rate increase request.
New rates, if approved, would take effect in May.
The hearing in Yakima will be tomorrow, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. in the Yakima City Council chambers at 129 N. Second St.
The public may also provide written comments to:
P.O. Box 47250
Olympia, WA 98504
Comments can be sent to the commission via e-mail at email@example.com or by calling toll-free 1-888-333-9882.
The commission's deadline for accepting public comments is March 30.