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OUC customers: Your power bill could soon go up, here’s why

ORLANDO, Fla. — Your power bill could soon go up if you’re an Orlando Utilities Commission customer.

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The utility company said it is being forced to raise rates due to rising natural gas prices.

It’s proposing a 10% increase, meaning you could pay about $5 to $15 more than you do now.

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There is a meeting scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday to talk about the potential price hike.

It will be held at OUC’s offices on West Anderson Street.

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It’s a move that is making nobody happy, with budgets already tight.

“I would definitely switch companies if that was possible,” said Alexis LeBlanc, an OUC customer. “Already I thought they were a little outrageous and now they’re just getting worse and worse.”

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A vote is expected in May.

If approved, customers will start to see the higher bills in June.

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