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News Release
PacifiCorp Rate Increase Open House Scheduled in Bend
May 21, 2009 (2009-006) (UE-210)
Contacts:  Lee Beyer, Chairman, 503 378-6611; Ray Baum, Commissioner, 503 378-6611; John Savage, Commissioner, 503 378-6611; Bob Valdez, Public Affairs Specialist, 503 378-8962
Salem, OR.  The Oregon Public Utility Commission will host an Open House in Bend the evening of May 27th to provide information and receive comments from the public regarding a request from PacifiCorp to increase the rates it charges customers.
On April 3, 2009 PacifiCorp filed its formal request with the Commission seeking an overall rate increase of 9.1% or $92 million annually. The requested increase is mostly due to increased investment, primarily in wind generating facilities.
If approved as filed, residential customers would see an increase of 6.3 percent, or $5.12 per month on average, while industrial customers would see a 13.7 percent increase. The company has proposed the new rates become effective in early February 2010.
DATE: Wednesday, May 27, 2009
TIME: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: Bend Senior Center
              North Marcoulier Event Room
              1600 SE Reed Market Rd.
              Bend, Oregon 97702
Open House meetings are informal; attendees can come and go as they please, take information, ask questions, and make comments for the record. Members of Commission Staff and Pacific Power will be available to answer questions from the public during this time. Comment cards and a tape recorder will be available to record any comments from customers. People who cannot attend the Open House may mail written comments to the Commission at:
Attn.: UE 210 Administrative Hearings Division
Public Utility Commission of Oregon
PO Box 2148
Salem, OR 97308-2148