Possible Rate Hikes for Benton & Franklin PUD

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The Franklin County PUD is considering a 4.9% rate hike, but has not decided yet if or when that might take effect.  

Meanwhile, the Benton PUD in Kennewick invites customers to an informational meeting tonight about raising utility rates for residential and business customers.

The PUD is proposing a rate increase of one to two percent starting in the spring.  It says wholesale power rates have risen and some of those costs need to be passed on to customers.

The meeting is tonight at 6pm at the Benton PUD auditorium on West 10th Avenue in Kennewick.