JAMESTOWN – Prices for electric customers in the Jamestown area will not increase in the New Year, according to the Board of Public Utilities.
The news was announced on Monday during the BPU’s monthly meeting and comes as a relief to many amid inflation concerns and supply chain issues nationwide, including BPU General Manager David Leathers.
“Our mission statement is solid and supportive of our customers, and we strive for affordable rates and reliable services,” explained Leathers. “So, everything we do is focused to maintain that.”
Across the board rates for electric, district heat, solid waste, and water will remain the same, however, there is a slight increase in wastewater disposal fees.
The BPU is also poised to continue their effort to roll out services for electric vehicles in the new year. There are already many electric charging stations throughout the area.
“We’re currently installing two more fast charging stations downtown,” stated Leathers. “One at the Second and Main Street service ramp, and one at Fourth and Prendergast.”
In addition to the clean energy push, the BPU has set its sights on the local power plant, and what technology will impact green energy for future generations.
“I would anticipate over the next ten years as technology progresses, that will determine if there’s something in there that makes sense for our community,” said Leathers.
With all the new changes coming to Jamestown, Leathers tells us residents do not have to fear seeing impacts on their bill because of it.
“We’re very customer focused,” explained Leathers. “And we understand the economically challenged area that we live in.”
As part of the clean energy program, the BPU is offering two new incentives to help residential and business customers not only save energy, but lower their bill. More information on if you qualify, and how to apply, is posted online at jamestownbpu.com.