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NPPD To Decide Whether Or Not To Increase rates

Posted: 24 September, 2012

KEARNEY (AP) - Many Nebraskans could be paying more for electricity next year if the NPPD board approves a rate increase. The Nebraska Public Power District board will decide in November whether to approve the roughly 4 percent increase. The change would take effect in January. NPPD spokesman Mark Becker says customers who use 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month would see a $9 increase in their monthly bills. The average Nebraska home uses about 1,200 kilowatt-hours per month. The size of rate increase customers would see depends on what they use electricity for. Residential customers could see rate hikes as high as 6 percent while irrigation and lighting users could see smaller increases. Becker says the rate increase is needed to cover NPPD's costs.



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