El Paso Electric has filed a petition with the Texas Public Utility Commission asking for permission to increase it’s rates.
While they propose to raise the average monthly bill by 10% they are asking for permission to raise the rates they charge our public schools and city and county governments 15.5%.
Currently their “general service rate” (smaller commercial customers) is $.06927 in the summer and $.03408 in the winter (per kilo watt hour).
Schools and local governments pay $.10817 in the summer and $.09071 in the winter (per kilo watt hour).
Our local governments are already being charged more than our businesses.
This, of course, is added to our tax bills.
We deserve better