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How to comment on proposed OG&E rate hike

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Before OG&E's proposed rate hike is considered, electric customers can let state regulators know what they think about it.

The company announced it would update coal-fired generators at its Sooner and Muskogee plants to comply with federal regulations. As a result, OG&E said it will need to increase rates by $78 million annually to "recover its investment."

If the rate increase is approved, the typical OG&E customer would see a $7.60 monthly increase to their bill.

Now, it will be up to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to decide whether or not to approve the rate hike request. The OCC will take up the case on May 29 and will issue its decision after the hearing concludes.

But before the hearing takes place, the public will have the opportunity to speak out on the proposed increase. The public can address the OCC on May 28, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Those wishing to speak should head to Courtroom 301 on the third floor of the Jim Thorpe building in Oklahoma City.

The public can also submit written comments by mail to:

OG&E Rate Case Comments 
c/o Office of General Counsel
Oklahoma Corporation Commission
PO Box 52000
Oklahoma City, OK 73152

Comments on the proposed electric rate hike can also be emailed to; be sure the subject line says: Attention: Public Comment PUD 201800140.

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