Overnight a disturbance passes through parts of S Colorado... this will bring a push of moisture falling as rain in the Plains with a few late night/early morning showers possible in Pueblo. For the Palmer Divide, N & W El Paso Co. and Teller Co. it will fall as snow... bringing a few additional inches of accumulation in mainly between 1am and 6am, lingering into the mid morning. Winds also pick up overnight with gusts into the 40s, the winds look to continue across much of S Colo. through the day Sunday.... head over to the "Weather" tab for more information.
Electric bills for Colorado customers of Aquila Incorporated are going up.
The Colorado Public Utilities Commission yesterday approved a request from the Kansas City-based utility to raise rates two-point-two percent, effective next month.
Company officials say residential customers should see an average increase of one-dollar-76-cents per month. Small businesses
will see bills rise about 12-dollars-six-cents.
Aquila serves 90-thousand electric customers and 55-thousand natural gas customers in Colorado.
The estimated eight-point-two (m) million dollars gained from the increase will be used to pay for improvements to infrastructure and operations.
Aquila is still awaiting word on a request to raise electric rates in Kansas by 13 percent.