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Despite threats, electricity remains good value

Keep Electricity Affordable periodically highlights unwise potential government mandates that could raise the price of electricity – and how rate hikes could hurt families, schools, farms and other small businesses. 

But it’s worth remembering that – as our name makes clear – electricity remains relatively affordable considering all it does to enhance our lives. (So let’s keep working together to make sure it stays that way!)

Nobody likes an increase in the electricity bill but this graphic provides some perspective:

New mandates have real consequences on electricity prices

You may be familiar with the drill: First, government regulators announce new mandates on power production. Then proponents and critics of the new rules debate the potential impact on how much consumers pay for electricity – often coming to very different conclusions.

It may be hard to decide who to believe.

But there’s much less room for debate when we can see the impacts on electricity bills that consumers are receiving today.

Share Your Story: Affordable electricity keeps my mom alive

People across the West rely on affordable electricity at home and at work, around the clock and across the calendar. So when unreasonable government mandates lead to significant and unnecessary increases in electricity prices, we all feel the impacts. 

For Deborah Furney of Loveland, Colorado, affordable electricity doesn’t just support a way of life – it actually supports the life for her mother, who relies on an oxygen tank powered by electricity.

Share Your Story: Affordable electricity powers my business

People across the West rely on affordable electricity at home and at work, around the clock and across the calendar. So when unreasonable government mandates lead to significant and unnecessary increases in electricity prices, we all feel the impacts. 

For Mark Stevens, a jeweler from Laguna, New Mexico, affordable electricity is critical because it powers his business. As a silversmith, Mark uses a number of electric tools to create his products – electronic buffers, rotary tools and even crockpots. 

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