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PUD 3 rate increase coming

Mason PUD 3 is increasing rates starting March 1, 2024. Residential customers will see a 6% energy rate hike. This will mean about $14 more per month, using 2,000 kWh as the average, according to PUD.

Small commercial rates will go up 3%, large commercial 1.5%, industrial 3% and cannabis will see a 3% rise in demand rates. All customers will pay an additional 10 cents for daily system charges.

PUD said the increase was needed to replace aging infrastructure, and costs for all equipment “have dramatically increased,” according to a news release.

PUD 3’s 2024 budget an...


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