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October 01, 2013

Effective October 1, 2013
Black River Electric Cooperative last had a general rate increase in 2008.  However, we did begin charging a Wholesale Power Adjustment (WPA) in April of 2012.  As a result, the price you paid for energy last month was nearly $0.10 per kilowatt hour (kWh).
Eighty percent of Black River’s expenses come from the purchase of wholesale power which has increased 25% since 2008.  EPA restrictions, materials, supplies and other factors have contributed to this increase.
Beginning in October of this year, we are going to implement a rate increase.
The new cost per kilowatt hour (kWh) will be $0.105.  For a complete breakdown of all rate schedules click here.

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