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Rocky Mountain Power asking for rate hike; increase of $8/month for average Utahn

Posted: 3:24 PM, Feb 17, 2012
Updated: 2012-02-19 20:50:14-05
Rocky Mountain Power asking for rate hike; increase of $8/month for average Utahn

Rocky Mountain Power is asking for another big rate increase from its customers.

The power company wants regulators at the Utah Public Service Commission to approve a $172 million rate hike, or about $8 a month for the average customer. They say the rising demand for electricity is the reason for the rate increase request.

Michelle Beck, director of the Utah Committee on Consumer Services, says it’s unlikely that they will go along with the company’s request.

The company last raised its rates in September by about $3.50 a month.

To file a complaint on the rate increase, visit ocs.utah.gov.