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October 10, 2014
Public Counsel recommends substantial reductions to Pacific Power & Light's proposed 9.5 percent residential rate hike
SEATTLE – Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Public Counsel Unit today challenged a $32 million electric rate increase proposed by PacifiCorp, which operates in Washington as Pacific Power and Light Company. PacifiCorp serves approximately 132,000 electric customers in Yakima, Walla Walla, Garfield and Columbia Counties. Public Counsel believes the 9.5 percent rate increase for residential customers is too high.
July 24, 2014
Public Counsel alleges Avista’s rate increase requests are excessive
The Public Counsel Unit of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office has challenged electric and gas rate increases proposed by Avista Corp.
February 26, 2014
“Phony utility bill” email scam heating up in Washington
A new email phishing scam making the rounds nationwide has hit Washington state, and this one is disguised as a utility bill.
March 20, 2013
Public Counsel recommends UTC continue investigation of $860 million in Washington utility losses from natural gas purchasing practices
SEATTLE – The Public Counsel Division of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office will recommend Friday that the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) continue investigating the so-called “hedging” strategies used by utility companies in their natural gas purchasing strategies. Public Counsel will also further recommend that the WUTC order that certain hedging costs not be passed to customers.
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