Letter: Double the rate

Editor:

RE: APS rate hike affects some more than others. Thank you for trying to bring this out in the open ...

Being on the APS E-4 program in January 2017 my usage was 539 kWh and my bill was $26.97. In Octobe, 2017 (new rates) I used 520 kWh and my bill IS 58.37... That’s almost double!

I’m a 70-year-old retired Vet with COPD and I’m on oxygen all the time. This, along with my income, qualify me for the APS E-4 program.

Under the old “E-4” plan by being careful and self-rationing I could keep my electrical usage below 800 kWh 9 months of the year. This got me a 65 percent reduction in my APS bill. Now there is NO incentive to be careful ... It’s 35 percent across the board no matter how much power you use.

Steve Krome

Yuma