PSO proposing a rate hike to pay for more reliable electric service

Thursday, November 4th 2004, 10:08 am
By: News On 6

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission is reviewing a plan that would allow PSO to raise electricity rates statewide.

New rules from the Corporation Commission and mounting complaints from customers are forcing PSO to take a proactive role in preventing power outages. PSO unveiled their new reliability plan at their downtown offices Thursday.

The plan to tackle the number one cause of power outages in Oklahoma, by tripling the number of tree trimming crews, at a cost of about $2 to $3 a month on each bill. PSO president Stuart Solomon: "A healthy, reliable electric grid is absolutely critical for the economic development and vitality of Oklahoma."

If the plan gets Corporation Commission approval, the rate increase will go into effect in March.

If you have any questions or concerns about the new tree-trimming plan, you can call a toll-free PSO hotline at 877-627-2371.