Las Vegas power bills may significantly rise in the coming summer

Published: Apr. 24, 2023 at 4:52 PM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - According to a new projection, it’s possible that electric bills could nearly double this year.

SB356 in the Nevada Legislature encourages the use of programs for energy efficiency and to reduce greenhouse gases.

One of the exhibits concerning the bill was submitted by the Nevada Attorney General’s Office regarding the cost of electricity in the state.

Since the 2021 Legislative session, Southern Nevada users are paying $844.43 more annually on electricity costs.

“That represents a 54.2% increase to ratepayers, many of whom are on fixed incomes,” the filing states.

NV Energy says this is accurate telling FOX5:

Southern Nevada customers are paying $561.25 more annually on electricity, as well. That represents more than a 50 percent increase.

The projected July 2023 bills for northern Nevada customers is $211.95, while southern Nevada customers can expect $470.04, according to the filing. NV Energy disputes that projection telling FOX5:

If you are having trouble paying your bill, NV Energy does offer assistance. You can learn more here.