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Old 05-06-2011, 06:02 PM
 
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Austin plans to increase its electric rates by 12% next year and possibly by more than a third over the next 8 years.

http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2011/03/03/bill-proposed-to-elevate-utility.html

The Texas legislature has introduced legislation to allow utility competition in Austin. If you agree with this proposed legislation, you should contact:

State representatives: http:// (broken link)www.congress.org
Council members: City of Austin - Mayor and City Council Contact Information

According to KLBJ today, not only does Austin plan to increase its electric utility rates by 12% next year but it also plans to increase its water utility rates in the near future.

More info on the Austin electric utility and rate hike:
http://www.statesman.com/news/local/...in-871974.html
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Old 05-07-2011, 01:23 PM
 
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From today's Statesman:
Austin electric, water rates could rise by 12 percent
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Old 05-07-2011, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Wouldn't surprise me, we have way cheap rates currently. In deregulated areas, people pay much more, as far as I have ever been able to tell.
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Old 05-08-2011, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Slaughter Creek, Travis County
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At a 12% increase on my 1482 square foot house in South Austin with a 3 year old HVAC system, this increase is about $11.00/month during the summer and $<$2.15/month when it drops below 80F and 50% relative humidity. I'll take that over TXU every year. Its pretty predictable and I can offset the costs with AC fans.

I recall you're a prominent poster in the Las Vegas side of this forum. Did you relocate to Austin? Welcome to our community.

Captain RN who I know wear's Speedos when cycling around Circle C Ranch has a better understanding of utility and relocation issues:

//www.city-data.com/forum/membe...rn-551431.html

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