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News Release
PacifiCorp Rate Request Open House in Medford
June 11, 2009 (2009-008) (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 Medford the evening of June 18th to provide information and receive comments from the public regarding a request from PacifiCorp to increase the rates it charges customers.
PacifiCorp is asking the Commission for 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: Thursday, June 18th, 2009
TIME: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: Medford Library
            Adams Room
            205 South Central Ave.
            Medford, Oregon 97501
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 PacifiCorp 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