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How much will our electric rates rise?

Posted: April 27, 2011 - 7:59pm

During the week of May 9-13, the RCA will be conducting a hearing in the City Assembly Chambers in Juneau from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. This is an evidentiary hearing for the purpose of examining questions that Juneau People’s Power Project have posed along with evidence provided by RAPA.

JPPP wants to know why AEL&P wants a 24 percent increase; are they entitled to it?

Lake Dorothy is built, so they want to pay for it; why did the actual cost far exceed the initial estimate?

They say the dam is a relatively small percentage of their requested rate increase; how do they account for the rest?

The Attorney General’s office (RAPA) recently conducted a forensic audit of AEL&P’s books, they recommend a 3.7 percent rate increase.

We’re encouraging all our neighbors to keep an eye on this issue. We know that a drastic rate increase with electricity will cause prices to go up almost everywhere in Juneau.

We also invite everyone to be there, the hearing is open to the public.

Our physical presence at the hearing will demonstrate our commitment to fair rates for the people of CBJ.

JPPP has been working to see that this issue doesn’t get swept under the rug.

Vincent Hayden

Juneau People’s Power Project

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