Rate Hike Takes Effect for Bangor Hydro Customers

ELLSWORTH — A transmission rate increase for Bangor Hydro-Electric Co. customers took effect today, June 1.

The increase will affect all Bangor Hydro customers, including residential, commercial and industrial customers. The increase will amount to about 4 percent of the total customer bill, or $3 for a residential customer with an average bill of $90. The new rate is posted at www.bangorhydro.com.

Transmission rates are regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and make up approximately 14 percent of the residential and small business customer bill.

Distribution rates, which make up approximately 36 percent of the bill, remain stable.

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