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1:41 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

OPPD considering 6.9 percent rate hike

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Public Power District is considering a general rate increase of 6.9 percent.

It would be the district's biggest rate increase in 10 years.

Residential rates would rise 7.7 percent. Rates for commercial customers would rise 5 percent and rates for industrial customers would go up 8.5 percent.

The district says the increase, if adopted, would raise residential customer bills an average $7.30 a month.

OPPD spokeswoman Paula Lukowski said Tuesday that OPPD's board is scheduled to discuss the proposal at its meeting Thursday and vote on it Dec. 13.

OPPD is a customer-owned utility that serves more than 352,000 customers in all or parts of 13 counties in eastern and southeast Nebraska.

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