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Analysis: NV Energy predicts lower bills, but only because of fuel trends out of its control

NV Energy says its proposal to change how power bills are calculated for Northern Nevada customers will result in cost savings, but a new analysis by a clean energy nonprofit shows those savings are based almost entirely on predicted decreases in fuel costs, and that the base structure of the new rates will have customers paying more than they otherwise would.

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Indy Explains: Why NV Energy wants to triple Northern Nevada’s base rates

NV Energy is proposing to raise its flat rate for service across Northern Nevada while lowering how much customers pay for actual energy use — a move watchdog groups say penalizes customers with low incomes or those who curb their power usage through conservation or by adding rooftop solar installations. 

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