15 Nov 2011

Recommendation to cut CNMI power prices

2:35 pm on 15 November 2011

Consumers in the CNMI may get a cut in their power charges with the islands' utilities company and the regulating commission's consultant recommending a cut of nearly 11 percent in the cost of diesel fuel.

The Commonwealth Utilities Corporation and the Commonwealth Public Utilities Commission's independent consultant, Georgetown Consulting, wants the recommended rate cut to take effect this week.

Diesel fuel costs comprise up to 80 percent of total monthly electricity bills.