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REU lower rates could save customers almost $200,000 a year

REU customers are expected to have lower electric rates in 2018 and 2019, than they did in 2014.

Posted: Jan 2, 2018 12:46 PM

REU customers are expected to have lower electric rates in 2018 and 2019, than they did in 2014.

Late in 2017, Redding City Council approved several rate and fee modifications as recommended by the Redding Electric Utility for the benefit of its customers.

On November 7th, City Council approved the cancellation of a planned 1.5% rate increase in 2018, the elimination of the solar surcharge, and a reduction of the Federal Environmental Surcharge. Together, the changes represent a greater than 2.0% decrease in electric rates. With no plan for a rate increase in 2019, customers may have lower rates through 2019 than in 2014.

On December 5th, City Council approved elimination of two Service Reconnection Fees for reconnection after non-payment and elimination of the Service Transfer Fee, as these services were determined to not create a significant additional cost to the utility. The Priority Service Connection Fee for new customers was also modified to allow free same-day connection if the customer calls before 11 a.m.

Together, the elimination and modification of these fees will save customers approximately $200,000 per year.

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