LACEY, Wash. – Puget Sound Energy customers will have the opportunity to provide comments to state regulators on the company’s proposed electric rate change.
Virtual-only open meeting
Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
WHEN and WHERE
Tuesday, April 20
Participate by Microsoft Teams (encouraged, if possible).
Participate by phone: call 253-372-2181 and use conference ID 843 565 680#.
Note: Members of the public wishing to address the commission during the meeting should contact the commission’s Consumer Protection Section by 5 p.m. on April 19, 2021, by phone at 1-888-333-9882 to have their information added to the sign-up list.
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If you are unable to participate during the virtual meeting, you can submit comments:
Online at www.utc.wa.gov,
via telephone at 888-333-9882,
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
by mail to P.O. Box 47250, Olympia, WA 98504.
- In February, Puget Sound Energy filed a revised rate case with the Utilities and Transportation Commission requesting an increase of $88 million, or 4.13%, in additional revenue due to increased costs in power supply.
- Earlier this month, commission staff announced a settlement agreement with PSE. The full multiparty settlement calls for a general revenue increase of $65.3 million.
- Under the settlement, an average residential electric customer’s bill will increase about 2.9%. A residential customer using 900 kilowatt-hours could see an increase of $2.73, for a monthly bill of $98.30.
The three-member commission, which is not bound by this agreement, will make a final decision on PSE’s power cost only rate case request by this summer.
The UTC regulates the rates and services of the state’s investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities, landline telephone companies, and private water systems among other industries. It is the commission’s responsibility to ensure regulated companies provide safe and reliable service to customers at reasonable rates, while allowing them the opportunity to earn a fair profit.