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PSO seeks $88 million electricity rate increase in Oklahoma

Posted at 3:00 PM, Sep 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-26 16:00:54-04

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma's second largest electricity provider says it's seeking an $88 million rate increase to upgrade aging infrastructure and become more efficient.

Public Service Company of Oklahoma asked the Oklahoma Corporation Commission on Wednesday to authorize a rate increase to replace and upgrade infrastructure and invest in new technology to improve reliability and efficiency. PSO says the rate increase would amount to about $7 per month for a typical residential customer.

PSO also says it's adopting a performance-based rate plan to lower electricity costs for most of the utility's 550,000 customers in Oklahoma.

Beginning next month, PSO says residential customers will see lower fuel charges and a decrease in their bill of about $5 per month.

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