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Clark Public Utility customers to get credit on April bill

By , Columbian environment and transportation reporter
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Clark Public Utilities customers will see a credit on their April bill after the utility board approved a $10 million credit from 2018 surplus funds.

Eligible customers will get a credit equal to about 27 percent of their average January and February power consumption, so the credit amount will vary depending on the customer.

As an example, a customer with a $300 January bill and a $100 February bill, an average of $200, would see a $54 credit.

Customers in the Guarantee of Service Plan, for lower-income homes, or the EqualPay program, which sets equal monthly bills, will see the credit applied to their account balances.

“It’s been a very long and cold winter so customer bills this month may be higher than is normal for spring,” Commissioner Nancy Barnes, utility board president, said in a news release. “We’re fortunate to be in a position to credit back surplus revenue to customers to help offset higher heating costs from the extended stretches of freezing temperatures. As a customer-owned utility, we’re giving customers back their share of the 2018 surplus.”

The utility gave its customers a similar $10 million credit on their June 2018 bill, and before in March 2017.

The utility makes the call on how to allocate any available surplus annually. A bill credit is one consideration, in addition to rate stabilization or capital investments, according to utility spokeswoman Erica Erland.

Columbian environment and transportation reporter
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