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News Release
 
Attachment to November 21, 2001 Press Release
 
November 21, 2001 (2001-040) (UE 115)
 
Contacts: Roy Hemmingway, Chairman, 503 378-6611; Joan H. Smith, Commissioner, 503 378-6611; Lee Beyer, Commissioner, 503 378-6611; Bob Valdez, Public Information Officer, 503 378-8962
 
Utility Rate Comparisons
 
PGE's overall rate increase was 41.46 percent. Residential rates went up by 31.6 percent, and industrial rates increased 48.93 percent effective October 1, 2001.
 
Bonneville Power Administration raised rates by 46 percent effective October 1, 2001.
 
The Eugene Water and Electric Board raised rates 5.4 percent in April and by 33 percent October 1, 2001.
 
Springfield Utility Board raised rates an average of 10.5 percent in January and followed with an additional 16.7 percent October 1, 2001.
 
Clark County Utility in Washington raised its rates by an average of 23 percent January 15 followed by 20 percent August 1, 2001.
 
Emerald Peoples' Utility District April 1, 2001 raised rates 16 percent, and raised rates again by 16 percent October 1, 2001.
 
Average Northwest Industrial Rates*  
Utility Increase over the last 12 months
Portland General Electric
 
Idaho Power
 
Seattle City Light
 
Tacoma Power
 
Cowlitz PUD
 
EWEB
 
Snohomish PUD
 
Umatilla Electric Cooperative
52.7%
 
40%
 
67.8%
 
26.9%
 
40.3%
 
43.3%
 
56%
 
45%
 
*Rates for any industrial customer vary due to load shape, load factor, and other facility-specific factors.