AEL&P Assures Customers Need Not Be Afraid Of Rate Hikes

    Juneau, AK (KINY) - AEL&P clears fog on pricing in regards to the company's potential sale and how that won't affect customers.

    This follows the Regulatory Commission of Alaska turning down an application by Hydro One to approve the purchase and a waiver from the commissions requirement that foreign corporations have proof that they can do business in Alaska.

    AEL&P confirmed that Hydro One plans to reapply.

    We contacted spokesperson Debbie Driscoll about the sale of the utility company. She says that customers shouldn't be afraid of rate increases as it is all regulated to ensure rates are fair and equitable, no matter which company happens to buy AEL&P.

    "Customers should not be concerned if the sale goes through. If Hydro One acquires Avista, which is AEL&P’s parent company. AEL&P customers do not need to be concerned about a potential rate increase as a result of that, because costs associated with Hydro One or any outside entity cannot impact AEL&P rate payers/AEL&P costs."

    Driscoll also encourages customers of AEL&P to contact them if they have any questions. This can be done either through the contact form on their website or by phone at (907) 780-2222


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