Homer Electric Association members will see an increase in their monthly bills beginning on Jan. 1. The average resident will see her bill go up by $1.49 per month.
Homer Electric spokesperson, Bruce Shelley, said the association regularly reassess the cost of power.
“We adjust this on a quarterly basis and it primarily reflects the cost of natural gas used by generation power for HEA members,” he said.
To make up for a rise in the price of fuel, the association is increasing the cost of power by roughly 4 percent. But Shellley said there are many ways to decrease your electric bill. For instance, you can upgrade your lights to LED bulbs or use hot water more efficiently.