The spike in electricity bills seen by some Emerald People's Utility District (EPUD) customers this winter has caused quite the clamour, and EPUD General Manager Scott Coe said there are two facets that come into play: a cold winter and the introduction of the new tiered rate design.
”We had a cold December,” Coe said. ”People didn't realize how cold it was because it didn't snow or ice and we didn't have power outages -but it was cold. So people's bills were going . . .