Pacific Power Customers Will See Lower Rates As Company Passes Along Federal Tax Savings

January 14, 2019

YAKIMA, Wash. — Following through on a pledge made when the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act became law, Pacific Power’s customers in Washington will see a decrease in their bills starting Jan. 1, 2019.

Under the tax cut-related reduction, the average Washington residential customer using 1,200 kilowatt hours of electricity per month will see a bill decrease of approximately 3 percent, from an average of $98.21 to an average of $95.32 per month after Jan. 1

“This was a pledge we made and were determined to keep,” said Lori Froehlich, regional business manager for Pacific Power in the Yakima Valley. “Whenever we can pass along savings to our customers, we do. In this case tax policy changes enabled us to reduce annual operating expenses. In other instances, we save money by innovating within our own operations or investing wisely in renewable energy. All of these efficiencies are designed to increase the savings and overall value we deliver to our customers.”

At the same time, Froehlich pointed out that customer bills have many different elements. While the tax cut reflects an ongoing reduction in cost, other elements of a customer bill vary according to market conditions and other variable costs. Those fluctuations can make understanding energy usage and costs confusing.

If customers have questions about their bill, Pacific Power representatives are available 24/7 to help answer questions, assist with energy usage reviews and payment assistance plans. The company’s aim is to provide customers with safe, reliable and affordable energy to help customers run their households and businesses.

Customers with questions about their bill can call Pacific Power any time at 888-221-7070.