Empire District electric is asking the Corporation Commission to increase customer utility rates by $42 per month in the next four years!  How will they do that?  By phasing in higher rates, a bit at a time. The trick is, Empire will charge you for the full rate amount they didn’t get in the first two years and make you pay it in year four, plus interest.  This amounts to $42 more per month on the average customer’s bill.  That’s $500 more in a year!

Now is the time to make your voice heard – click here to email the Corporation Commission.

The Corporation Commission hasn’t yet ruled on this phase-in plan, so you still have time to act. If you are an Empire Electric district customer send this email  to the Corporation Commissioners and tell them you can’t afford this drastic hike in your rates, and you certainly can’t afford $42 a month more on your bill.

 

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