Franklin PUD Customers to See Rate Hike

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Starting May 1st, Franklin PUD customers will pay 3% more for electricity.

The Franklin Public Utility District Commission unanimously approving the increase yesterday -- which is less than what had been planned.

Whith the 3% increase, a typical home will see their monthly bill raise nearly $3.

The Franklin PUD says rising power and transmission costs from the Bonneville Power Administration are the main reasons for the increase.