The City Of Richland City Council will hold it's second ordinance hearing on March 19th to discuss raising electricity cost bills by 8%.

The first hearing was held on March 5th and if the measure passes, the new rates take effect on June 1st.

The rate increase is due to an 8% projected revenue shortfall due to the cost of higher wholesale power costs.

Richland Energy Services says that 60% of their operating expense comes from wholesale power.

The good news is that Richland Energy Services (RES) still has some of the lowest prices around even with a rate increase.

There is an easy way to calculate your bill with the proposed rates using the Bill Calculator and get more information at, or contact Energy Services at or (509) 942-7403.

You can check out more details on the proposed rate increases here 

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