Catch WSC women’s basketball vs. Minnesota Crookston at 6:30 p.m. on 98.9 FM/AM 1590 The City and WSC men’s basketball at St. Cloud State at 7:30 p.m. on Big Red Country 104.9. Both games will be online at waynedailynewsc.om a part of the Wildcat Sports Network.

No Rate Increase For NPPD Customers

Posted: 12 September, 2013

COLUMBUS (AP) - Nebraska Public Power District won’t need a rate increase next year after all. President and CEO Pat Pope told the utility’s directors at their meeting Wednesday in Columbus that strong summer revenue streams and expense cuts eliminated the need for any rate hikes. The expense cuts included staff reductions.  In July NPPD said it would be lowering its rate increases to 2 percent next year from an earlier forecast of 3.5 percent. The 2 percent increase would have cost an average retail customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours a month between $2 and $3 more each month.  This year’s rate hike of 3.75 percent was the district’s seventh general increase in seven years.



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