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Proposed 2018 Electric Rates

As a non-profit, municipal electric utility, we do everything we can to keep our electric rates as low as possible while providing the reliable service our customers want and expect. After conducting analysis of our costs and revenue and the Utility Advisory Committee’s deliberation of and endorsement of a rate increase, staff will be recommending that City Council approve a 6.5% rate increase for all customer classes effective January 1, 2018. If approved, the rates will be effective with the first utility bill that customers receive in January 2018 and apply to all electrical services for the billing period.

Even with this rate increase, Richland Energy Services (RES) rates will remain some of the lowest in Washington

The proposed rate increase is due primarily to higher wholesale power costs, which is RES’ most significant operating expense comprising over 60% of RES’ expenses. RES purchases its wholesale power from the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), and BPA is implementing a nearly 7% increase for RES effective October 1, 2017.

We want customers to be informed.  Here are some tools to help.  

Questions?

Contact Elena Manzo at  emanzo@ci.richland.wa.us or (509) 942-7401 with questions.

Historical Electric Rates

Electric Rates Effective 1/1/16
Electric Rates Effective 7/1/15 - 12/31/15
Electric Rates Effective 1/1/13 - 6/30/15

 

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