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Pacific Power rate increases announced

The Oregon Public Utility Commission recently finalized rate increases for Pacific Power customers, which became effective Jan. 1.

The increases were announced prior to the new year. They stem from decisions in two proceedings: an annual adjustment for power costs, which are markedly higher due to market volatility; and a general rate case filing for non-energy related costs, including costs to mitigate wildfire risk.

The decisions result in an average overall rate increase of 14.8% combined for all customer types. A typical residential customer using 900 kilowatt hours per month can expe...

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