Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 28, 1974 · Page 9
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 9

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 28, 1974
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Northwest Arfcansaj TIMES, We'd,, Auo. 28, 1974 FAYE7TEVILLE, ARKANSAS Average Electric Bill Doubles V LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Kig- ures from the 1 slate Public Service · Commission show that the average residential electric bill from Arkansas Power Light Co. has about doubled in the past 3'/z years. ..· The higher bills are' not Ihe result of any APL : rale increase. The reason is a fuel escalator clause which Jets the utility pass on to the customer the cost of rising fuel prices. APL burns mostly fuel oil in Its generating plants to produce electricily. Back in December 1970, before the high cost of fuel, APL's basic winter bill was $13.20 for 700 kilowatt hours (KWH) of electricity. The same bill this July, based on identical usage, would be $22.70. David L. Johnson, PSC rate analyst, said 700 KWH is aboul normal for the average-sizei home without air conditioning and 2,000 would he high for ; medium-sized home. Now lhat APL has instilutei ·new rale schedules, bills for September even higher That's because Ihe new rates go inlo effect Scpl. 1, even Ihough Ihe PSC has not ruled on them. APL wanls to In Still, any portion of the rale ncrease the PSC says is unjus- ified would :have lo be rounded to customers; and the itilily promises lo make rc- unds with 10 per cent interest. The sliding-scale fuel adjustment clause means that every- ime the utility's fuel bill goes up it can pass along a'porlion of the cost to the customer. APL hasn't had a major rate increase since 1957. The ast time i t ' h a d a g e n e r a i r a t e crease rales cent. by about 20 per adjustment hen rates ered. was were 19G5 slightly and low- Based on the 1%5 adjustment, APL's basic summer bill -- May Ihrough Oclober -is $15.31 for 700 KWH and $30.29 which works out lo a winter bill are $13.54 and $24-99, respec Lively. More electricity is con sumed in the summer. In u res December show the downward fuel 1970, PSC fig utility with £ ·adjustment .169 mills. That was one of thi last times there was a minu: adjustment.,Since- then, the ad justment has skyrocketed up ward. In June 1971, using the sum mer format and adding 96 cent for fuel adjuslmenl, the aver age 700 KWH bill was $15.68 The average 2,000 KWH bil was $31.25. The millage lhat monlh was 480. It rose steadily until a De- ember 1972 millage of 2.033, vhich works out to a winter bil f 514.96 for 700 KWH and 29.06 for 2,000 KWH. The next year, the fuel ad- listmetit millage doubled, climbing to 4.209 mills in December 1973.' . ' 'That worked out to a winter bill of $16.49 for 700 KWH and 533.41 for 2,000 KWH. From December 1973 until June of this year, the millage again nearly doubled, jumping to 8.209. This was in the midst of the fuel crisis and gasoline at the pump also went up substantially, price-wise. The average bill this past June for the 700 KWH customer would have totaled $21.09, and for the 2,000 KWH electric user it would have ben $46.71. From June to July, there was an increase of more than 2.5 mills. The bills for July would total about $22.70 and $51.31, respectively. Surprisingly, the fuel adjustment millage dropped about two mills from July to August, lowering the August bills slightly. But in September, the millage has been computed to be 10.999, putting rates back at The rate increase also will tacked on. Arkansas Missouri Power Co., which serves much o northcentral and northeast Ar kansas, also is asking for a rale increase. Southwestern Electric Power Co,, the state 1 ! olher major electric utility, ha: not applied for a major rate in crease so far. Survey Shows Confidence In Mills Is Down LITTbE ROCK (AP) -- Publo confidence in Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, h a s dropped more ,haii 5 0 per cent, accord- in gto a survey taken by Action Research, Inc., ot Arkadclphia. The survey revealed lhal public confidence in Mills tell from 70 per cent lo 34 per cent in a five-month period. The firm based its figures on personal interviews with 523 registered voters in Arkansas between Aug. 1 and Aug. 10 and said the findings in Mills 2nd Congressional District were about the same. Mills is seeking a 19th tern this year'but Is opposed by Re lublican Judy Petty of Litlle tock. The survey showed that 40 per cent of those questioned vere neutral on Mills, while 26 per cent indicated an unfavorable reaction to him. Jim Ranchino. president ol .he f i r m , said the report notec .hat the fall in public con- iidence took place more swiftly in the case of Mills than in the case of President Nixon, who resigned earlier this nionth. "The voters are evidently lir ing of him," the report said of Mills, calling him "extreme!; vulnerable. 1 ' , Disclosures of illegal funding of Mills' ]972 presidential cam aign and questions / about his ies lo Associated Milk Produc TS; Inc., underlay the drop in confidence, the report said. These matters, the repot said, "have raised scriou doubts in the Arkansas voter'i mind about Mills' integrity and reputation." Brooks Signs Poet JONESBOHO, Ark. -- Steve Brooks, Arkansas State's basketball standout for the last four years, signed to play with a Trieste. .Italy professional team during the coming year. Thomas Is Dropped CARLISLE, Pa. -- Controversial running back Duane Thomas was dropped by the Washington Redskins because of a disagreement he had with an assistant coach during a meeting of the National Football League team. TERMITES? CALL ADMIRAL PEST CONTROL Roaches, Ants, Spiders, etc. COMMERCIAL S RESIDENTIAL. 442-7298 ii ON 6 PACK BOTTLES OR CANS .'.. 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