County Council Delays Electric Rate Hike

Lisa Vedder and Scott Burnham of Leidos Engineering LLC answer questions during Tuesday evening’s public hearing on a proposed electric rate increase. Also briefing Council and answering questions were Department of Public Utilities officials from left, Business Operations Manager Karen Kendall, Deputy Utilities Manager for Finance and Administration Bob Westervelt and DPU Manager Tim Glasco. Following their presentations and public comment, Council voted 5-2 to return the ordinance to the Board of Public Utilities and directed them to return it back without the Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) factor. Council Chair Geoff Rodgers and Councilor Rick Reiss voted against the measure. Photo by Carol A. Clark/