HUSTISFORD -- Hustisford Utilities filed an application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to increase electric rates. The adjustment has been requested in order to cover inflationary increases in operational and maintenance expenses and costs associated with maintaining the reliability of the electric distribution system. The last electric rate increase was approved in January 2015.

The requested increase in revenues is an overall increase above the electric utility's present revenues of 6.74%, or $157,121. This request is detailed in the Hustisford Utilities electric rate application submitted to the PSCW on Jan. 9. After review, commission staff proposed an increase in rates of $121,346 or 5.2%. The actual change to individual customers will vary with electricity usage, class of service and the ultimate rates authorized by the commission. If the application is approved by the PSCW, per staff recommendation, the average residential customer using 725 kilowatt-hours (kwh) of electricity per month will see a monthly increase of approximately $4.78, or 5.13%. All information regarding this application is available electronically at the PSCW's website: http://PSC.WI.GOV.

A telephonic hearing on the application has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. July 9 at the following locations: Hustisford Utilities, 201 S. Lake St., Hustisford, or Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Building, PSC Hearing Room (S105) -- First Floor, 4822 Madison Yards Way, Madison.

For more information, call docket coordinator Tanner Blair (PSCW) at 608-267-3592 and refer to the Hustisford Utilities electric rate application under Docket 2650-ER-108.

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