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CHART: A tale of three tiers

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been seeking a quartet of electric rate hikes to help pay for his renewable energy programs and existing expenses, such as the fluctuating cost of coal. Those increases, which are currently on hold, would have had a wide range of effects on residential ratepayers’ monthly bills, depending on where they live and how much energy they consume: TIER 1 Those who use the least amount of power (58% of DWP customers) San Fernando Valley (and some warmer neighborhoods): Before:... $38.76 After:... $42.17 Increase:... 9% Cooler climate neighborhoods Before:... $27.45 After:... $29.86 Increase:... 9% TIER 2 Mid-range users of power (36% of DWP customers) San Fernando Valley (and some warmer neighborhoods) Before:...$92.19 After:... $107.64 Increase:... 17% Cooler climate neighborhoods Before:... $73.40 After:... $87.27 Increase:... 19% TIER 3 Largest consumers of power (6% of DWP customers) San Fernando Valley (and some warmer neighborhoods) Before:... $162.98 After:... $202.80 Increase:... 24% Cooler climate neighborhoods Before:... $231.45 After:... $297.12 Increase:... 28% Source: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power


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