Story on power rates 'didn't make sense'

Feb 9, 2012 By William Griles, Riverton


The story about how Wyoming has the lowest electric utility rates in the nation on average doesn't make sense to me. I know at my place the cost of electricity is much higher than the "average" figure being used by the power company in that story. As far as I know I don't have anything out of the ordinary on my property that would make the rate I pay so much more than the one they say the average person pays.

I don't know how they come up with this figure, but I suppose they can find some customers who have very, very low electric rates because they heat with gas and have lots of windows, or who never turn on many lights.

I also notice that the figures are from two years ago. I bet that wouldn't be true now.

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