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Pass-through

On July 23, 2015, the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) finalized new energy and transmission rates for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. Effective Oct. 1, 2015, City Light will increase energy charges for all customer classes by $0.0008/kWh except for Utility Discount Program participants, who will receive a $0.0003/kWh increase.

The average rate increase across all customer classes due to this BPA pass-through will be 0.9 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 Ordinance 124182.
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