Con Ed customers headed for higher electric rates

(AP) - Con Edison customers can expect higher electric bills after state utility regulators approved a rate hike of almost 5 percent. The increase approved Wednesday by the state's Public Service Commission

News 12 Staff

Mar 19, 2008, 7:31 PM

Updated 5,967 days ago

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(AP) - Con Edison customers can expect higher electric bills after state utility regulators approved a rate hike of almost 5 percent.
The increase approved Wednesday by the state's Public Service Commission will allow Con Ed to collect an additional $425 million annually from its customers in New York City and Westchester County.
Commission spokesman James Denn says the company demonstrated to the commission that a rate increase is justified in order to continue providing safe and reliable service.
Denn says the average monthly bill for a New York City household will rise $4.25. Westchester households will see an average hike ofmore than $5.60 a month.
He says the approved increase was a fraction of the $1.2 billion annual hike Con Ed sought.


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