Grays Harbor PUD Warns of Proposed BPA Rate Increase

The preliminary 2013 operations and maintenance budget totaling $110.5 million assumes a 5% rate increase driven mainly by increased BPA costs as well as increased costs for compliance with state mandates for investments in renewable resources. In addition, the budget is based on a revenue forecast that projects continued declines in revenues from the sale of surplus power into power markets and little change in retail revenues.


“With power supply costs making up 60-70% of the operations and maintenance budget, rising costs including BPA rate increases continue to be a significant challenge. This initial proposal by BPA is not a done deal and we will be an active participant in the rate case to ensure any impact on our ratepayers is minimized,” said Rick Lovely. 


News Director of Jodesha Broadcasting since October 2007. Dave Haviland moved to Grays Harbor in 1979 and graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1993.