Sunday, April 26, 2009

NEW POWER RATES

Heber Light and Power has now published the new rates which are scheduled to be effective for the May billing. Some times there are good reasons for increases, but citizens need to fully understand the costs and the causes. In the case of Heber Light and Power there are reasons, which, have not been explained very well. The documents necessary to help explain the increases, will be the subject of THE WASATCH CURRENT at a later time. THE WASATCH CURRENT is sorry, that management with Heber Light and Power, have decided,not to participate with the IMPACT PROGRAM. An invitation was extended, and the IMPACT PROGRAM will continue that invitation.
In the meantime, please go to the following site and review the documentation provided.


http://www.heberpower.com/press_releases1.html


The average power use in the valley is reported to be 1000 Kilowatt hours per billing cycle.
EXISTING RATES FOR 1000 KILOWATTS

1st. 60 Kilowatt hours @14.31 cents per hour $8.31
Next 140 Kilowatt hours @10.72 cents per hour $15.01
800 Kilowatt hours @7.39 cents per hour $59.12
Total per billing $82.44


1000 KILOWATTS UNDER NEW RATE
1st. 10000 Kilowatt hours @7.15 cents per hour $71.50
SERVICE CHARGE $12.00
Total per billing $83.50




1500 KILOWATTS UNDER OLD RATES
1st. 60 Kilowatt hours @14.31 cents per hour $8.31
Next 140 Kilowatt hours @10.72 cents per hour $15.01
1300 Kilowatt hours @7.39 cents per hour $96.07
Total per billing $119.39



1500 KILOWATTS UNDER NEW RATE
1st 1000 Kilowatt hours @7.15 cents per hour $71.50
500 Kilowatt hours @9.00 cents per hour $45.00
SERVICE CHARGE $12.00
Total per billing $128.50





2000 KILOWATTS UNDER OLD RATES
1st 60 Kilowatt hours @14.31 cents per hour $8.31
Next 140 Kilowatt hours @10.72 cents per hour $15.01
1800 Kilowatt hours @7.39 cents per hour $133.02
Total per billing $156.34






2000 KILOWATTS UNDER NEW RATE
1st 1000 Kilowatt hours @7.15 cents per hour $71.50
1000 Kilowatt hours @9.00 cents per hour $90.00
SERVICE CHARGE $12.00
Total per billing $173.50



2500 KILOWATTS UNDER OLD RATES
1ST 60 Kilowatt hours @14.31 cents per hour $8.31
Next 140 Kilowatt hours @10.72 cents per hour $15.01
2300 Kilowatt hours @7.39 cents per hour $169.97
Total per billing $193.29


2500 KILOWATTS UNDER NEW RATE
1st 1000 Kilowatt hours @7.15 cents per hour $71.50
1500 Kilowatt hours @9.00 cents per hour $135.00
SERVICE CHARGE $12.00
Total per billing $218.50


3000 KILOWATTS UNDER OLD RATES
1st 60 Kilowatt hours @14.31 cents per hour $8.31
Next 140 Kilowatt hours @10.72 cents per hour $15.01
2800 Kilowatt hours @7.39 cents per hour $206.92
Total per billing $230.24


3000 KILOWATTS UNDER NEW RATE
1st 1000 Kilowatt hours @7.15 cents per hour $71.50
2000 Kilowatt hours @9.00 cents per hour $180.00
SERVICE CHARGE $12.00
Total per billing $263.50



1. Totals are exclusive of taxes and fees.


Electricity Rate Comparison by State

Average Revenue per Kilowatt hour by State
This chart has been updated April 2009.

State Average Electricity Rate

(Cents per Kilowatt hour)
1 Wyoming 5.69
2 West Virginia 5.78
3 Idaho 5.99
4 Utah 6.00
5 Nebraska 6.08
6 Kentucky 6.24
7 Missouri 6.33
8 North Dakota 6.45
9 Oklahoma 6.70
10 South Dakota 6.88
11 Washington 6.94
12 Kansas 7.14
13 Oregon 7.20
14 Iowa 7.22
15 Montana 7.30
16 Indiana 7.32
17 New Mexico 7.61
18 Minnesota 7.70
19 Arkansas 7.73
20 Colorado 8.03
21 South Carolina 8.21
22 North Carolina 8.40
23 Arizona 8.43
24 Ohio 8.56
25 Georgia 8.67
26 Louisiana 8.72
27 Virginia 8.81
28 Wisconsin 9.03
29 Alabama 9.08
30 Tennessee 9.09
31 Pennsylvania 9.16
32 Illinois 9.22
33 Michigan 9.24
34 Mississippi 9.29
35 Nevada 9.58
National Average 9.64
36 Texas 10.80
37 Florida 11.25
38 California 12.11
39 Delaware 12.25
40 Vermont 12.46
41 District of Columbia 13.01
42 Maryland 13.01
43 Maine 14.01
44 Alaska 14.13
45 New Jersey 14.18
46 New York 15.01
47 New Hampshire 15.17
48 Massachusetts 16.47
49 Rhode Island 17.09
50 Connecticut 17.18
51 Hawaii 25.78


Source: Electric Power Monthly. Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC.

QUESTIONS:

1. As a ratepayer, do you understand why there is a need for an increase?
2. Do you understand how much more you will be paying for power?
3. Do you know how many kilowatt hours you use each billing?
4. Do you have ideas on how you can lower your power bill? (caution must be exercised in this area of conservation, too much conservation, will create a need to further increase future power bills, since Heber Power and Light makes a profit on the power they sell, and the income from power sales, funds other areas of Heber power and Power. Remember what happen to Heber City residents related to their water rates after a summer of conservation.)
5. Have you made contact with Heber Light and Power, to answer questions related to your power bill? They should be the source for any information you are seeking.

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