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City Approves Electric Rate Increase
Saturday Aug 12, 2017 9:03am
Sturgis, MI

By: Mike Stiles

(STURGIS) – Electric rates in Sturgis will be going up.

As part of the 2017-18 budget approved Wednesday by the Sturgis City Commission, an increase in the electric rates was approved.

City Controller Holly Keyser explains that this was the last increase under a financial projection that was done for Sturgis five years ago. ...... {LISTEN}.

Keyser shares what the rate will be for the upcoming year, and that it may be a little less for some. ...... {LISTEN}.

In a related matter, Keyser says the Power Cost Adjustment Factor is also going up this year. That is based on the cost from Indiana & Michigan Power, the total kilowatts sold last year and other factors.

That increase, according to Keyser, is going to be minimal for residential customers.

The City will also be getting ready to ask for bids to get a new rate projection for the next five years, starting in 2018.

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