LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Already, the New Year looking more expensive for people in the Las Vegas Valley — it looks like your electric bill will go up.

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada has approved NV Energy’s request for a rate hike.

NV Energy expects customers to see an average increase of around 3.3%. That averages out to around $6 more a month. The company says the higher rates will help pay to upgrade power lines and make other improvements to the system across southern Nevada.

The increase kicks in next month.

Southwest Gas also recently announced it will raise rates in the new year. The company says customers here in the Valley will see their bills go up by just over eight dollars a month.


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