City council approves increase in electricity prices

Austin’s city council unanimously approved a plan to increase electric rates last Thursday.

The rate increase has been in the works since 2009, when Austin Energy’s then-general manager proposed the raise. A combination of rising fuel costs and stagnant rates has caused the utility company to have deficits as high as 2010’s $86 million shortcoming.

The rate increase will affect larger homes more than smaller ones. Austin Energy claims that the average home’s monthly bill can increase anywhere from $8 to $113 once the increases go into effect in October.

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