Just under 100 Grays Harbor PUD Ratepayers attended a meeting Monday night to discuss the possible rate increase percipitated by Bonneville Power Administration.
Grays Harbor resident Carlene asked if THIS was something that could wait; (in the attached audio)
facing a proposed rate increase by the (BPA) of 9.4%, the Grays Harbor PUD outlined an annual rate increase schedule that would mean 4% beginning May 1st, 4% for 2010, 2011, and a 7% increase in 2012 providing the utility does not see an upturn in the economy.
PUD Commissioner Tom Casey said early in the meeting that ratepayers can push this back to the BPA through their elected officials (in the attached audio)
to contact your representatives and senators in Olympia:
Senator James Hargrove
Rep Kevin VanDeWege
Rep Lynn Kessler
Senator Brian Hatfield
Rep Dean Takko
Rep Brian Blake
About 78% of Grays Harbor PUD’s total power resources come from BPA, and increases in BPA’s rate will have a direct impact on the PUD’s costs.
Below is a link to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals opinions, there are two opinions under "Court Documents" with a May 3, 2007 date. one is Portland General Electric vs. BPA (51 pages) and the other is Golden Northwest Aluminum vs. BPA (35 pages).
http://www.bpa.gov/corporate/BPANews/ ... ctive/2007/ResExchRuling/