Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) will hold a public hearing the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m., at its Montrose headquarters, 11925 6300 Road, regarding proposed changes in DMEA's rates and tariffs.
DMEA's power provider, Tri-State Generation and Transmission, will increase wholesale rates to its 44 member distribution co-ops beginning January 2014.
DMEA staff will present the rate structure proposed to pass on Tri-State's wholesale power cost increase.
For the average residential consumer, this increase may amount to about $7 per month, DMEA estimates. Members will be able to provide their input to the DMEA board at this hearing.
Following member comments, DMEA board will determine the new rates and tariffs for the upcoming year. DMEA's new rates will become effective for energy metered subsequent to DMEA's January 2014 billing cycle.
Groups and organizations that would like DMEA representatives to talk about wholesale power increases, DMEA's proposed rates, energy efficiency or other energy issues, should call DMEA at 1-877-687-3632 to schedule a presentation.
Details on the proposed changes in rates will be available at www.dmea.com beginning Oct. 7.