As of April 1, Homer Electric Association members can expect to pay a few dollars more for electricity.
HEA says the change to the Cost of Power Adjustment (COPA) is due to an increase in the energy and demand rates charged by Chugach Electric. The increase was partially offset by a reduction in fuel costs.
The average residential user will pay an additional $2.25 per month, assuming they have a usage of around 630 kilowatt hours.
The rate change is pending approval from the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, and is expected to affect all billings as of April 1, 2013.