Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Power rate increase suggested in Hartley

Last hike occurred in 2013

A recent study conducted on the price of power in Hartley suggested a rate increase for customers serviced by the local utility.

The city council earlier this month reviewed a report compiled by Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) that analyzed Hartley's current electricity rates. MRES Rate Analyst Supervisor Karen Olofson suggested the city hike prices by an average of 2.5 percent due to increased power supply costs from the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), which supplies Hartley with approximately 70 percent of its power, as well as other increased operating costs. The rate increa...