March 24, 2018

Electric Rates Will Increase In January

Fall River electric co-op announced this week it will raise rates on electricity effective this coming January. While any rate increase is bad news, there is also good news. Rate increases nation-wide have averaged some 23% and the rate we face this coming year is 8.3%.

At the end of the day, nobody wants to see energy prices increase, but the reality is we still enjoy some of the lowest per-kilowatt-hour rates in the country. At less than ten cents an hour, we’re well below all of our neighbors in Idaho and significantly below high-energy-cost states like Alaska, where they pay over thirty four cents and hour.

If this still makes you crazy and you would like more information and a chance to express your displeasure, you can go to and look for information in the “FAQ” section. Then you can raise whatever Cain you think is necessary by going to the “contact us” section. Our advice is roll with the punches on this one. They’re doing the best they can with what they have to work with and they’re still considerably lower than almost anywhere else you can think of.


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