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Kaukauna Utilities has filed an application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to increase electric rates.

The adjustment has been requested in order to cover inflationary increases in operational and maintenance expenses, costs associated with expanding the Utility office and warehouse facility, costs associated with maintaining the reliability of the electric distribution system, and costs associated with upgrading and maintaining the hydro electric generating plants. Also included in the study is an additional revenue requirement to enhance the Energy Conservation Program. The last electric rate increase was approved in September 2006.

The requested increase in revenues is an overall $2,164,044 or 4.0% above the electric utility’s present revenues as detailed in Kaukauna Utilities’ electric rate application and cost of service study submitted to the PSCW on June 26, 2008. After review, PSCW staff proposes an increase in overall revenues of $1,918,678, or 3.5%. The actual increase to individual customers will vary with electricity usage, class of service and the ultimate rates authorized by the Commission. If the application is approved by the PSCW as filed, the average residential customer using 860 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per month will see a monthly increase of approximately $6.54, or 9.1%. The average commercial customer using 2101 kWh of electricity per month would see a monthly increase of approximately $15.13, or 8.3%. The monthly bill changes in other types of customers may vary from these averages. All information regarding this application is available electronically at the PSCW’s website: http://psc.wi.gov by using the ERF System and searching on docket 2800-ER-104.

A telephonic hearing on the application has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 2, 2008, at 9:30 a.m. at the following locations:

Lower Level Conference Room
Kaukauna Utilities Building (lower parking lot),
777 Island Street
Kaukauna, Wisconsin

Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Building
610 North Whitney Way
As Posted On First Floor of Building
Madison, Wisconsin

Questions regarding this matter may be directed to the docket coordinator, James B. Petersen (PSCW) at (608) 267-2190. Information about the rate application proceedings may also be obtained at the PSCW website: http://psc.wi.gov by using the ERF System and searching on docket 2800-ER-104.

If you have any questions, please contact Kaukauna Utilities at 920-766-5721, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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