Dec. 27 2017: Board Approves Rate Increase for 2018
At its December meeting, the SMPA Board of Directors elected to implement an overall 1.2% increase in the annual revenue requirement that is required to run your cooperative. For about 90% of the nearly 13,500 accounts served by SMPA, this will result in an increase of $2 per month to the monthly access charge, with no change to the kWh energy rate. The decision came after an extensive review of the current rate structure, as well as extensive long and short term financial forecasting, costing, and budgeting.
Before the board voted, they heard from members who commented on the proposal. Many expressed their recommendation that SMPA should raise the necessary revenue through an increase to the per kWh energy charge rather than through the fixed access charge in order to further incentivize energy efficiency.
“Our board understands and appreciates this viewpoint,” said Board President, Rube Felicelli. “...and we want to continue to promote energy efficiency among our...
There is currently one scheduled power outage:
When: January 24, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm (up to 6 hrs.) (Some buildings may be restored sooner, depending on workflow.)
Area Affected: Sanborn Park & the Raspberry area.
Purpose: To make pole changes and improvements to power delivery equipment for better service reliablility.
Check https://www.facebook.com/SanMiguelPower for updates on any ongoing unplanned outages.