The Energy Consumer Advisory Committee recommended a rate increase for the Imperial Irrigation District. If approved, the average price hike will be 7.4 percent.
Magdalena Pinson owns Mexico Tipico Restaurant in Indio. For just one month, her electric bill totaled $2,377. She said she can’t afford to pay much more.
“It’s going to be very difficult not only for my business, but for a lot of people too,” said Pinson.
If approved by the IID Board, the price of power would rise between six percent and just over nine percent for businesses. In addition, it would increase nearly eight and a half percent for households.
People we talked to did not seem electrified by the news.
“We already pay a large amount for our electricity here and I think eight percent is a big jolt,” said Gail Waters of La Quinta.
IID provided the following statement: