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Xcel Energy Sends Letter to Residents Notifying of Potential Rate Increase

Xcel Energy has filed a request with the Texas Public Utility Commission to raise base rates by 23 percent in 2018, according to letters sent to customers this week.

Southwestern Public Service Company sent a letter to customers this week informing residents that the company is looking raise the base rate of utility bills in Amarillo by 23 percent, totaling a 17 percent overall increase in customers' bills.

The letter was sent to customers as a proposed form of notice, as the increase has not been officially approved.

SPS is requesting that the commission make the change with an effective date of September 25, 2017.

Photo by KFDA

Photo by KFDA

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