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How High Fixed Charges Will Burden Northern Nevadans

Posted by Emilie Olson and Brian Turner on May 15, 2024 10:00:00 AM

Mitigating the Dangers of High Fixed Charges

What is a fixed charge? Similar to fixed costs you see on your cell phone or internet bill, a fixed charge, also referred to as a “basic service charge,” is a monthly fee that utility customers are required to pay no matter how much energy they actually use. Typically, utility bills are based on actual electricity and gas usage, perhaps with a modest fixed charge, but recently utilities have been proposing very large fixed charges on top of their already-approved charges and per-usage rates.  

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Topics: State Policy, Nevada



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