Batavians To Pay More For Electricity

Electric rates to go up Jan. 1 anywhere from $8 to $21 a month, thanks to a rate increase and changing to a levelized 12-month payment plan.

Batavia residents can expect to see a significant increase in their monthly electric bills after the Batavia City Council approved a 10 percent electric rate increase and a nearly $7 increase to fixed customer fees.

The Beacon News reports the monthly fixed customer fee is going up from $3.59 to $10. City officials indicated monthly rates could go up between $8 and $21 for the average household.

The last time the city saw a rate increase was in 2008. 

The article also states the city decided to levelize electric rates throughout the year, replacing the four-month summer-winter rate system. 

You can find out more at the City of Batavia website.

Kenneth Lambert December 27, 2011 at 11:05 PM
Funny how the rates are going up now that the city has approved the new Rubcon project on Bond Drive and how they will need sagnificantlly more electricity. The city probably gave Rubcon A break on their electric rate and us poor citizen will have to pay for this abortion of a project. Whats new! Ken Lambert 493 bond drive Batavia.
Frank Scaccia December 28, 2011 at 06:34 PM
Maybe I should have signed up for that new Electric Company who was offering no increase in electric rates for 4 years.


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