MEDIA ADVISORY: Public invited to comment on PacifiCorp’s General Rate Case

Docket number: UE-230172

Public comment hearing Nov. 20

LACEY, Wash. - The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission is holding a public comment hearing on Nov. 20 to discuss PacifiCorp’s proposed changes to its rates and services, filed in April 2023.


Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission


Virtual-only public comment hearing


Monday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. 

Join via Zoom (recommended) 

Listen by phone 253-215-8782 and use Meeting ID 847 8896 1145# and Passcode 492613# 

Translation services are available at no cost to you. If possible, please inform the commission at least one business day before the meeting by calling 360-664-1140, or by emailing

If you need reasonable accommodation to attend the meeting, please contact the UTC at least one business day before the meeting by calling 888-333-9882 or emailing

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In April, PacifiCorp dba Pacific Power & Light Company (PacifiCorp or Company) filed a rate case with the Utilities and Transportation Commission requesting an increase of around $26.8 million from Washington operations for the first rate year, effective March 1, 2024. For the second rate year, the requested increase is roughly $27.9 million. Under PacifiCorp's proposal, an average residential customer using 1,200 kilowatt-hours per month would see a $12.11 increase in the first year, followed by a $9.34 increase in the second year. 

Portland, Ore.-based PacifiCorp is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Energy of Des Moines, Iowa. The company provides electric service to about 130,000 customers in six Eastern Washington counties: Kittitas, Columbia, Garfield, Benton, Walla Walla, and Yakima. Cities in the company’s service territory include College Place, Dayton, Grandview, Naches, Pomeroy, Prescott, Selah, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Union Gap, Waitsburg, Walla Walla, Wapato, Yakima, and Zillah. 

The UTC is the state agency that regulates private, investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities in Washington. 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.