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Austin Energy considers rate increase that would up customer's bills starting in 2023

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Austin Energy has put forward a 48 million base increase following revenue shortfalls last year. If approved, customers could see a 7.6% increase in their bills starting in early 2023.


What to expect:

  • A typical resident consumes about 860 kilowatt-hours a month. If the proposal goes through, that customer’s electric bill would have an average $15.56 increase
  • The agency says higher operational and maintenance costs, population growth requiring infrastructure additions, lagging energy sales and grid reliability are a few factors that brought the proposal
  • Businesses may have an increase in their customer charge, depending on their business customer class

Community meetings on the increase will happen from mid-April through mid-May. Click here for more information on the proposal.

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