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Austin Energy

keeping Texas' second largest municipally-owned electric utility focused on expanding clean energy offerings while phasing out fossil fuels

Austin Energy Rate Case

Public Citizen is working in partnership with Sierra Club and Solar United Neighbors to oppose Austin Energy’s proposed rate changes. The utility is requesting an additional $35.7 million in revenue and has proposed significant changes to the residential rate structure.

Here is what the rate proposal would do:

  • Big changes to the residential rate structure: Residential customers who use an average or less than average amount of energy would see large rate increases, while customers who use the most energy get a decrease.
  • The monthly fixed fee would increase from $10 to $25, while tiered rates in place to discourage wasteful energy use would be effectively eliminated. This would make investing in energy efficiency improvements less attractive and would raise bills the most for low-to-moderate-income households.
  • Those who use the least energy could see their rates go up by more than 40%, while those who use the most would see their rates go down by more than 20%

Send an email to the Austin City Council to oppose the unfair and anti-energy efficiency Austin Energy rate hike.

More information:

Austin Energy Rates – Fairness, Equity and Energy Conservation factsheet

Rate Design Matters for Energy Efficiency factsheet