Bonneville Power Administration
On July 24, 2013, the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)
finalized new energy and transmission rates for fiscal years 2014 and 2015
. Effective Oct. 1, 2013, City Light increased energy charges
for all customer classes by $0.0009/kWh except for Utility Discount Program participants, who
received a $0.0004/kWh increase.
The average rate increase across all customer classes due to this BPA pass-through was 1.2 percent.
What is the BPA Pass-through?
The BPA Pass-through is an automatic rate adjustment mechanism that allows City Light to pass
through to its customers the financial impact of any increase or decrease in power and transmission
rates charged by BPA. These rate changes take effect without passage of a new ordinance by the City
Council. For more details see