PSO Customers' Bills Going Up

Wednesday, January 14th 2009, 10:31 pm
By: News On 6

Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has approved an $81.4 million rate increase for Public Service Company of Oklahoma.

The order signed Wednesday will increase the average residential customer's bill by an estimated 7.6 percent.

The Tulsa-based company had initially requested an overall increase in rates and other charges of $126.6 million, and the referee in the case recommended an increase of $92.5 million.

The rate increase includes $7.7 million for programs such as burying lines to diminish power failures during bad weather.