Dawson PPD rates to change

Dawson Public Power District is changing the General Service and the General Service – Electric Heat rates, effective on July 1. These rates are used for homes, farms, cabins and stock wells. The new rate will be reflected on statements mailed in August.

The change simplifies the rates, with a basic service charge and a flat rate for kilowatt hours. The old rate used a series of blocks which varied in cost according to the number of kilowatt hours used.

“The service charge portion of the bill covers most of the basic costs of having the electric service in place. This includes equipment costs, maintenance and ensuring that we have the capacity to deliver the power as needed,” explains Gwen Kautz, Dawson Public Power District’s General Manager.

The service charge for general service customers is $27 per month, with kilowatt hours billed at 9.1045 cents in the summer months (June through September) and 8.1045 cents for the remaining months (October through May). For general service – electric heat rate customers, the service charge is $29 per month. The energy is billed at 9.1045 cents per kilowatt hour in the summer and 7.1045 cents per kilowatt hour during the winter. If no kilowatt hours are used, the customer only pays the service charge.

“While many customers will see only a slight change in their monthly bills, services with low energy usage will notice an increase because the service charge is different from the previous minimum charge,” Kautz explains.

Dawson PPD’s last rate change went into effect on February 1, 2013.

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