Idaho Public Utilities Commission accepting input for Idaho Power proposal to increase electric rates
The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is hosting public hearings this month in Twin Falls and Boise to receive testimony about an Idaho Power proposal to increase electric service rates, according to a press release.
If approved by the commission, Idaho Power would be allowed to increase overall retail revenue by $54.7 million annually — nearly half of what the utility asked for in its original application at $111.3 million.
The change would mean the average residential customer using 950 kilowatt hours per month would see their monthly bill increase by about $4.44. The fixed service charge for residential customers would also increase from $5 to $10 in 2024 and from $10 to $15 in 2025.
In-person attendance is required to submit testimony. The public hearings are at the following locations:
American Legion Post 7
447 Seastrom St.
When: 5-8 p.m. Nov. 27
To listen, call 1-415-655-0001 and enter meeting number 2630 429 5831.
Idaho Public Utilities Commission
11331 W. Chinden Boulevard, Building 8, Suite 201-A
When: 3-6 p.m. Nov. 28
To listen, call 1-415-655-0001 and enter meeting number 2634 629 2666.
The utilities commission is accepting written comments on the proposal until Nov. 28.
To submit comments on applications online, visit the commission’s homepage, click on the “Case Comment Form” link on the upper left side of the page and use case number IPC-E-23-11.
To file by email, comments should be sent to [email protected]. Customers can also mail their comments to the utilities commission at P.O. Box 83720 Boise, ID 83720-0074.