Saturday, April 15, 2006

Raining Sideways - So Why are Electric Rates Going Up?

It's April 15th and it's raining sideways in the Pac NW. Pounding slashing rain is typical for January, but tomorrow is Easter and I don't foresee an egg hunt amongst all the puddles.

Today's high is mid-40's and snow is forecast in the Cascades.

This year our snow pack is 136% of normal. That promises plenty of hydropower flowing through the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)---those turbines must be cranking out megawatts. So why is it that our electric rates are going up 8% on the first of May?

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