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PRECorp makes cost of power adjustments

Powder River Energy (PRECorp) has requested permission from the Public Service Commission to increase its Cost of Power Adjustment (COPA) by $3876 per annum, effective on January 1, to reflect a change in wholesale power costs. This would lead to a modest reduction on residential monthly bills.

In a second filing, the cooperative has also asked to adjust the amount it pays members who generate small amounts of electricity themselves.

COPA is a mechanism that the cooperative uses to ensure it is only ever recovering from its members the cost of the power that is actually purchased from whole...