I too am disgusted by the rate increase from Alaska Electric Light & Power Co. My monthly charge increased from $117.59 to $223.35.
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I find it difficult to believe that a shortage of rainfall in August is to blame for an increase considering the following data that is taken directly from the National Weather Service Web site.
April: 2.99 inches equals 0.03 inches above normal.
May: 4.27 inches equals 0.79 inches above normal.
June: 6.71 inches equals 1.51 inches below normal.
July: 6.71 inches equals 2.57 inches above normal.
August: 2.35 inches equals 3.02 inches below normal.
September: 9.09 inches equals 1.55 inches above normal.
October: 11.67 inches equals 3.37 inches above normal.
Overall, for the months of April through October, we had a surplus of 3.78 inches.
Now, where did the 197.8 inches of record snowfall melt off to?