Pedernales Electric Cooperative to increase transmission cost

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Pedernales Electric Cooperative customers will see an increase in their monthly bills, as the transmission cost of service is due to increase beginning March 1, according to a news release from the nonprofit utility cooperative.

Rising from $0.01158 per kilowatt-hour, or kWh, to $0.01256 per kWh, the new rate will cause a less than 1 percent hike in an average customer’s bill.

Residential members averaging 1,000 kWh should expect an increase of about 98 cents per month to their bill, according to the release.

Statewide transmission cost has increased more than 111 percent since 2009 and is expected to increase by 3 percent or more in 2018, according to the release.

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Nathalie Cohetero, a New Jersey native, first joined Community Impact Newspaper February 2018 as the company's first editorial spring intern. A Texas State University graduate, Nathalie has experience in radio, print and web publications. She became a full-time reporter for Community Impact June 2018, covering San Marcos City Council, San Marcos CISD and Hays County Commissioners Court. Her passion for good journalism and photography reflects in her work and continues to grow throughout her career.
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