Possible Xcel Rate Increase

AMARILLO, TEXAS - $8.89 - that's how much an average one-thousand kilowatt-hours Xcel customer could see their monthly bill go up if a possible rate increase passes.

The issue is expected to go before a state committee in the new year. City of Amarillo documents to Xcell say the base rate would increase about 17 percent in the summer and up to 24 percent in the winter.

The base rate just makes up part of the customer's overall bill.