Amarillo City Council approves Xcel Energy surcharge

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AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - The City leaders today approved a temporary electric surcharge but put off another increase for 90 days.

City council members voted to approve a surcharge Xcel Energy wants to collect to recover money the state regulators delayed approving.

The average Texas residential customer will see a boost of about $14 per month for a year starting in April.

The other increase is for investments in infrastructure and operations and maintenance.

It would put about $8 on a residential bill.

Today’s action allows the city to have time to join other cities in investigating and negotiating with Xcel.

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