Roseville's Public Utilities Commission Supports Electric Rate Increase

The Roseville Public Utilities Commission unanimously adopted Roseville Electric's proposed rate increase at its February 26 meeting. The commission's vote means the proposed rate increase will be considered by the Roseville City Council on March 20.

"If it wasn’t for the state's renewable energy requirement, Roseville Electric would not be recommending a rate increase," said Roseville Electric Utility Director Michelle Bertolino.

Roseville Electric, your community-owned electric utility, sought the commission's support to increase customers' overall monthly bills by 2 percent in July 2013 and July 2014. The increase reflected the need to increase revenue to purchase renewable energy to meet the new state mandate.

Through the many meetings held with customers, the utility learned that while no one wants rate increases, both homeowners and businesses prefer smaller, more frequent rate changes than larger ones implemented less often.

The City Council will consider Roseville Electric's rate proposal at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 20 in the City Council Chamber, 311 Vernon Street. The meeting is open to the public.

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