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PSC cancels public hearing on PacifiCorp rate increase

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The Public Service Commission has canceled a public witness hearing originally set for next week regarding how a recent PacifiCorp rate increase will be spread among its customers.

The hearing had been set for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, but was rescheduled due to scheduling conflicts. The commission on Tuesday said the parties in the rate case have reached a stipulation on the matter, and the commission will have a hearing on the stipulation at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3.

The commission said it will accept written comments on the rate spread matter until Oct. 19. Those comments may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed.

The commission already has ruled that PacifiCorp will get a rate increase of $40.5 million annually. Because the utility already has a $70 million increase reflected on customer bills through an interim approval, the company faces a customer refund amount of about $22 million.