The Oregon Public Utility Commission has scheduled a meeting Tuesday to provide information about Pacific Power’s request to increase electricity rates and to take comments from the public.
While the meeting will be held in Medford, the PUC also will take comments by U.S. mail or via the Web, according to the commission.
Pacific Power has asked for a 3 percent rate increase for residential customers that would become effective in January, if approved, and for an additional 1.8 percent later in 2014, according to the Citizens’ Utility Board of Oregon.
An open house is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the South Medford High School commons, 1151 Cunningham Ave., Medford, followed by a public comment meeting at 7 p.m., according to the PUC.
Comments may be sent by mail to Public Utility Commission of Oregon, Attn: docket UE 263, Administrative Hearings, P.O. Box 2148, Salem, OR 97308-2148. They can also be sent electronically to: http://apps.puc.state.or.us/commentue263/ message.htm.
— Bulletin staff report