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Kimball residents to see 13 percent electric rate increase


Kimball residents will soon see an increase in electric rates.

The Kimball Board of Public Works unanimously passed a 13 percent hike in electric rates at its meeting last Thursday. The rate increase will go into effect April 1.

Daniel Ortiz, city administrator, said the changes were necessary due to the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) restructuring its rate system. The system has been unchanged in over a decade.

“Much has changed with the wholesale electricity market and regulations at the federal level have altered how wholesale electricity suppliers operate across regions a...

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