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New Federal Rules Force Power Rate Increases
(AP) An increase in what you pay for electricity may be in your future, thanks to new federal rules. The Public Utilities Regulatory Policies act, known as PURPA, has increased costs to power producers through incentives to promote renewable energy. Those costs have increased about 25 percent in …
Idaho Power Asks For Rate Increase
(AP) Idaho Power Co. wants regulators to let it hike residential customers' rates by an average of $3.56 monthly, to pay for a new natural gas power plant that's nearly completed. Idaho's biggest utility filed the request with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission Tuesday. It could ha…