SRP customers could see a spike in electricity costs

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PHOENIX - You may be losing some green because your electricity bill could start going up, but it's all to support "going green."

Friday the Salt River Project said it's considering raising electricity rates 8.8 percent.

If approved the new rate would go into effect in October costing the average SRP household $12 more a month or $150 a year.

SRP says the shift is to help fund clean energy like solar and wind.

Right now SRP doesn't get any of its energy from solar or wind, but when it's contract with the Tucson Electric Power Coal plants expires it won't renew them so they can go green.

SRP will be holding meetings to get public's input. For more information on the meetings visit