78% of Members to see lower rates, lower bills - Public Meetings to be held
Over the last several months, the nature of our loads has changed dramatically. We are faced with an unprecedented increase in high demand “service to well” loads that has brought us to the edge of our capacity to serve.
Our annual load forecast for 2015 indicated that we had sufficient capacity to handle our projected load growth through 2024. This was a sufficient planning window to take the steps necessary for an increase in capacity within a few years. However, given the huge increase within the last year, we have been forced into decisions that previously were not yet under serious consideration, given the expense involved and the timing of the issue.
In order to accommodate the increase in demand brought on by these new services, we are negotiating a 26% increase in our import capacity. This is necessary for the very high demand of air conditioning, water pumping and lighting at peak times throughout the summer months. The current projected cost for this increase is approximately $400,000 per year. Click "Message from the Manager" above to read more.