Same kind of OGE rate hike fight being played out in SE Colorado


The proposed OG&E rate hike that originally would have raised residential customers bills by another $20 a month is similar to a situation being played out in southeast Colorado, just across the state line in the Oklahoma Panhandle.

There, Black Hills Energy wants a nearly $37 million rate hike and like OG&E’s original request, will bump residential bills for its 100,000 customers by about $20 a month. Just as Oklahoma OG&E customers put up a fight, Colorado customers of Black Hills Energy are doing the same.

The Colorado Sun reports it is the first rate increase in eight years sought by Black Hills, a utility based in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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