Ariz. Corporation Commission to vote on APS rate hike today

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PHOENIX -- APS customers could soon be paying more to keep the lights on.

The Arizona Corporation Commission is slated to vote today on a proposed rate hike that would increase the average residential customer's bills by more than $6 per month.

APS has said that if the rate hike is approved, customers would see an increase of only about $1 per month in January, because of declining fuel-cost surcharges for natural gas.
 
An administrative-law judge already has recommended approval of the rate increase. Commissioners added amendments promoting energy conservation and adding more money to assist low-income customers.
 
APS serves about 1.1 million customers in 11 of the state's 15 counties, including parts of Pinal and Cochise counties.
 
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