Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power Requests Rate Hike

Laramie, WY – Customers of Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power may see an increase in the price of electricity and natural gas. The utility is asking the Public Service Commission to approve a total hike of 13 million dollars. This translates to about 50 cents a month for customers' bills. Vice President Rick Kaysen says the money will offset a small portion of the new power plant they are building near Gillette. He says that will finally give them a source of electricity so they don't have to buy off the wholesale market. Kaysen says for customers this means rates should stay constant with a slight increase over time. The increase would pay for upgrades and maintenance at the plant and with overall infrastructure.