In the wake of the massive public outcry over Omaha Public Power District’s (OPPD) unpopular vote to impose a huge hike in its fixed monthly charge — disproportionately targeting low-income and energy-conserving customers — Sen. Ken Haar has introduced LB 1068 in the Nebraska Legislature.
The “Electric Customer Protection Act” would give oversight of such utility rate increases at our state’s publicly-owned utilities to the Nebraska Public Service Commission, to create an alternative avenue for customers to seek redress when faced with paying discriminatory higher rates.
Everyone who spoke out against OPPD’s unfair rate hike should testify at the public hearing on LB 1068, scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 1:30 p.m. at the State Capitol in Lincoln.
*If you can’t make it, submit a written comment on the form below that will be delivered to Senators at the hearing.
- WHAT: Hearing on LB 1068 — Public Service Commission + Utility Rate Hikes
- WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 23 1:30 p.m.
- WHERE: Transportation and Telecommunications Committee
- Room 1113 at the Nebraska State Capitol, 1445 K St, Lincoln, NE 68509
- RSVP -or- SUBMIT TESTIMONY: Sign up below to let us know you’re coming, or submit your written testimony we’ll deliver to Senators at the hearing.
- Use your comments against OPPD’s fixed fee increase, and explain the impacts of this unfair fixed fee.
- You support this bill if it can prevent unilateral actions like OPPD’s fixed fee increase.
- Make State Senators aware of OPPD’s unfair fixed fee increase, which was passed without any regard for public opinion in our 100% public power state.