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WUTC approves Wash. electric rate decrease   

Tags: Avista Utilities, Rates, Electricity

Post by Dan Kolbet
 
Today the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission announced it has approved Avista’s request to reduce electric rates in Washington by around 7 percent. This change will be effective Friday, Feb. 12. You can read the WUTC announcement here.

Avista filed a request to reduce rates back in January. This decrease centers on the removal of a surcharge. The Energy Recovery Mechanism - or ERM - was in place to recover extraordinary changes in certain power supply costs that are above or below the amount included in customer base rates.

So, what does this mean for you if you live in Washington? You will be paying less for your electricity starting Friday.

Point of clarification: This is a decrease, but that doesn’t mean Avista won’t file for other rate changes in the near future. As we noted this morning on the blog, we’re planning to file requests in Washington and Idaho for energy efficiency program tariffs. We’re also going to file general rate cases in Idaho and Washington by the end of the first quarter this year.
 
We’ll have all the details of these filings here on the blog when they happen.
 
 
 
Posted by  System Account  on  2/11/2010
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