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Black Hills Energy proposes rate increase to cover costs


Last updated 6/9/2021 at 9:15am

Last week Black Hills Energy submitted a request to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that would increase the average residential monthly bill by $4.60. If approved, the new rates would go into effect in March 2022.

Black Hills says the change is needed to “recover enhancements made in safety, reliability and system integrity for natural gas service to our 194,000 Colorado customers.” 

The company reports that it spends money every year replacing, upgrading and maintaining our more than 7,000 miles of natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines in Colorado — cri...

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