WPR News
8:49 pm
Mon October 19, 2009

Black Hills Power will raise rates

Sundance, Wy – Black Hills Power is seeking to raise electricity rates for its 2,700 customers in northeastrn Wyoming. The Rapid City, S.D.-based company said in a news release Monday
that it had filed its request with the Wyoming Public Service Commission and plans for the increase to take effect April 1.
The company didn't specify the percentage of rate increase. It
says the increase would add about $19 per month to the average
residential customer's electric bill.
The rate increase is designed to recover costs associated with
Black Hills' new Wygen III power plant near Gillette and other
expenses.
A spokeswoman for Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power, a subsidiary
of Black Hills Corp., says the increase doesn't apply to the
Cheyenne utility's customers.