Proposed rate changes include a 7.7 percent increase for residential customers over the next three years

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FARMINGTON — The Farmington Electric Utility System will accept public input about future rate structures during a meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Farmington Civic Center, 200 W. Arrington St.

The proposed rate changes include a 7.7 percent increase for residential customers over the next three years.

Some residents in the past have criticized the rate structure, saying it will discourage residents and businesses from investing in solar or other renewable energy sources. Customers with solar panels will pay a standby service rider based on the size of their array.

A copy of the rate study is available for customers to review at fmtn.org.

The Farmington City Council will vote on the rate structures during a meeting Jan. 24.

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