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News Release
Commission to Hold Open Houses on PacifiCorp Rate Hike Proposal
June 4, 2003 (2003 - 013) (UE 147)
Contacts:  Roy Hemmingway, Chairman, 503 378-6611; Lee Beyer, Commissioner, 503 378-6611; Bob Valdez, Public Information Officer, 503 378-8962
Salem, OR – The Oregon Public Utility Commission will hold Open House events in three Oregon cities this month to hear from the public and provide information regarding a proposal by PacifiCorp to increase electric rates.
March 18, 2003 the company filed a request with the Commission for a general overall rate increase of 4.9 percent. The company says the increase is needed to recover rising costs for insurance, pension funding and health care, among other costs.
A residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours per month would see a monthly bill increase of $4.89 if this rate increase is approved. Small general service customers would see a 2.9 percent increase, large general service 1.2 percent, and industrial 4.6 percent.
Open Houses will be held in Portland, Bend and Medford at the following times and locations:
Date: June 9, 2003
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Place: The Portland Building-Room B
1120 SW Fifth Ave.
Portland, OR 97204
Date: June 18, 2003
Time: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Place: Bend LaPine School District Administration Bldg.
Room 314
520 NW Wall St.
Bend, OR 97701
Date: June 26, 2003
Time: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Place: Anna Maria Creekside
Courtyard Hall (off main lobby)
822 Gold View Dr.
Medford, OR 97501