Chambersburg Borough Council could vote to lower the community's electricity rates for the second time in less than four months. The borough cut rates for its municipal electric system by 7.5 percent in June, and an identical reduction is up for consideration at a meeting tonight. The system includes two generators that sell power to the regional grid. Borough Manager Jeffrey Stonehill says those sales have been lucrative. "We've had a good year and we've sold a lot of electricity," he says. "Our finances have improved greatly and Council has been able to pass along that extra money to the citizens of the community." If approved, Stonehill says, the lower rates would take effect in about a month. The decreases are welcome news for the utility's roughly 11,000 customers, who saw their rates jump by 20 percent last year. Chambersburg has the only municipal electric system in the state that generates some of its own electricity. The borough's two generators are capable of producing 30 megawatts of electricity."> Chambersburg Borough Council could vote to lower the community's electricity rates for the second time in less than four months. The borough cut rates for its municipal electric system by 7.5 percent in June, and an identical reduction is up for consideration at a meeting tonight. The system includes two generators that sell power to the regional grid. Borough Manager Jeffrey Stonehill says those sales have been lucrative. "We've had a good year and we've sold a lot of electricity," he says. "Our finances have improved greatly and Council has been able to pass along that extra money to the citizens of the community." If approved, Stonehill says, the lower rates would take effect in about a month. The decreases are welcome news for the utility's roughly 11,000 customers, who saw their rates jump by 20 percent last year. Chambersburg has the only municipal electric system in the state that generates some of its own electricity. The borough's two generators are capable of producing 30 megawatts of electricity."> Chambersburg Borough Council could vote to lower the community's electricity rates for the second time in less than four months. The borough cut rates for its municipal electric system by 7.5 percent in June, and an identical reduction is up for consideration at a meeting tonight. The system includes two generators that sell power to the regional grid. Borough Manager Jeffrey Stonehill says those sales have been lucrative. "We've had a good year and we've sold a lot of electricity," he says. "Our finances have improved greatly and Council has been able to pass along that extra money to the citizens of the community." If approved, Stonehill says, the lower rates would take effect in about a month. The decreases are welcome news for the utility's roughly 11,000 customers, who saw their rates jump by 20 percent last year. Chambersburg has the only municipal electric system in the state that generates some of its own electricity. The borough's two generators are capable of producing 30 megawatts of electricity."> Chambersburg considers another electric rate cut | News | witf.org
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Chambersburg considers another electric rate cut

Written by Casey Houtz | Sep 27, 2010 12:55 PM

(Chambersburg) -- Chambersburg Borough Council could vote to lower the community's electricity rates for the second time in less than four months. The borough cut rates for its municipal electric system by 7.5 percent in June, and an identical reduction is up for consideration at a meeting tonight. The system includes two generators that sell power to the regional grid. Borough Manager Jeffrey Stonehill says those sales have been lucrative. "We've had a good year and we've sold a lot of electricity," he says. "Our finances have improved greatly and Council has been able to pass along that extra money to the citizens of the community." If approved, Stonehill says, the lower rates would take effect in about a month. The decreases are welcome news for the utility's roughly 11,000 customers, who saw their rates jump by 20 percent last year. Chambersburg has the only municipal electric system in the state that generates some of its own electricity. The borough's two generators are capable of producing 30 megawatts of electricity.

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