Leaders Question Utility Costs

Many people across eastern Carolina have been battling high power bills recently and want something done about it. It's what brought many local leaders to Washington to meet with a major power provider on why costs are up.

Electric meters have seen a spike in power costs within the last five years--and that prompted electri-cities to have a meeting Monday night.

The power provider sat down with city councilmembers from Washington and Belhaven and aldermen from New Bern.

Ken Raber, Senior Vice President with Electicities, explained how to cut costs and why electric rates are up. "When we bought into It It was supposed to be four units for approximately for one billion dollars. It ended up being one unit for almost four billions dollars. We're still paying on that debt and will be for through 2026."

Washington Mayor Archie Jennings says he will share the information during a presentation at next weeks town hall meeting.

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