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Power Bills Rising to Pay for Energy Efficiency Programs

Southern Nevada energy rates will rise about 3.4 percent or about $5.29 a month on the average residential home bill, to pay for energy efficiency programs and the lost sales related to those efforts for NV Energy, the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada ruled unanimously today. The rate increase was the result of legislation passed in 2009 that allow the company to recover costs of energy efficiency programs the company implements, such as subsidizing light bulbs and replacing old refrigerators and air conditioners, and the resulting energy sales it would have made without those programs.

5/25 Las Vegas Sun