APS rates draw critics

Like most things in life, the cost to provide electricity to homes and businesses continues to rise. Because of that, Arizona Public Service is requesting a rate hike for its 1.1 million customers to cover the cost of doing business.

This is the first rate increase request by APS in five years.

“The rate increase is to cover all of our costs over the last five years that we’ve spent on capital improvements, whether it be for generating plants or for the grid,” APS representative Stefanie Layton said during a Tuesday, Oct. 11, Sedona City Council meeting. “Most of our expenditures over the last five years have been on the infrastructure side while building a grid that supports more technology and in particular, a two-way flow of energy.”

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Source:: Sedona News


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