Will utility rates rise in 2015?

The OPALCO Board of Directors will discuss utility rates for 2015, beginning budget talks for the upcoming year at its next meeting, Sept. 18, in Friday Harbor.

The agenda includes discussion of Policy 29, “Energy Rate Design,” strategic direction and a draft rate structure for 2015.

OPALCO members can attend the meeting, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Friday Harbor office, 1034 Guard Street, and view the directors’ “packet” online at www.opalco.com. Budget talks will continue through October, according to board President Jim Lett, and a vote on Policy 29 is expected at a meeting of the board in October.