City Water Light and Power says it doesn’t know yet how proposed new emissions rules for power plants will affect local utility operations.
But chief engineer Eric Hobbie says it will almost certainly make electricity more expensive to produce and use. Hobbie objects to several parts of the proposed rules.
He says that even though CWLP is investing in wind power, the credit for that will benefit other states where those wind turbines are located.
CWLP is working with state officials to prepare a formal response to those proposed federal rules.