It would be the district's biggest rate increase in 10 years.
The Omaha Public Power District is considering a general rate increase of 6.9 percent. Residential rates would rise 7.7 percent. Rates for commercial customers would rise 5 percent and rates for industrial customers would go up 8.5 percent.
Spoksperson Paula Lukowski tells 1110 KFAB if the increase is adopted it would raise residential customer bills an average $7.30 a month. She says the situation at the Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Power plant is part of the reason for the proposed increase.
Lukowski says OPPD's board is scheduled to discuss the proposal at its meeting Thursday and vote on it Dec. 13.