Why is Benton PUD evaluating the rate strategy?
Benton PUD wants to ensure we are in alignment with our customers and community needs while at the same time being fiscal stewards for all of our customers.
Why does the rate strategy need to change?
As Benton PUD and other electric utilities face increasing regulatory mandates, rising costs and evolving customer needs, we must balance the cost to serve customers with how to best provide, manage and integrate new products and services.
New technologies, such as improved online customer services and the growth of solar panel installations on homes and businesses, are some of the many factors that need to be considered in future rate design.
How is a new rate strategy being developed?
Benton PUD is conducting a comprehensive review of our retail rate design and developing our rate strategy. This includes analyzing the many factors that impact our rates, as well as getting a better understanding of our customers’ expectations.
How can you get involved?
Two public meetings will be held in April to provide an opportunity to review the challenges we face in rate design and to share the possible future rate strategy.
We value your feedback and would like to get your input at the following meetings:
April 22 - 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Benton PUD Auditorium in Prosser
April 23 - 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Benton PUD Auditorium in Kennewick
The meetings are not for the purpose of discussing a rate increase. Rather, the meetings will focus on the strategy of how rates are developed.
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