ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Utilities Commission will vote Tuesday on a fuel rate increase that could go as high as 10%.
OUC said the increase is because of the rise in natural gas prices, with inflation and the war in Ukraine affecting the global fuel supply.
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The rate hike would amount to $10 to $15 more per month on customer bills. OUC serves more than 267,000 customers in Orange and Osceola counties.
The agency called the rate hike a “pass-through cost.” A spokesperson for OUC said when fuel costs decrease, those savings will also be passed on to customers.
Non-fuel charges will stay the same.
The commission meeting takes place at 2 p.m. and will be streamed.
If the fuel rate hike is approved, it would go into effect June 1.
Because OUC is a municipal utility, it does not need to get the rate hike approved by the Florida Public Service Commission.
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