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PUCN Sets Consumer Sessions for Sierra Pacific Power

Jan 21, 2002

Sierra Pacific Power Company
Contact: Faye I. Andersen
Phone: (775) 834-4822

For Immediate Release

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) has scheduled numerous consumer sessions throughout northern Nevada over the next two months to allow customers the opportunity to comment on Sierra Pacific Power Company's recent filing of a general rate case with the PUCN.

The filing requested an overall 3.96 percent increase for all customer classes, but would result in a 2.5 percent decrease for the typical residential customer using 715 kilowatt hours of electricity, or $2 per month. The total amount of the request is $28 million.

The sessions are scheduled for the following dates and locations:

Monday, February 4, 2002, at 6 p.m.
Mendive Middle School, Lunchroom
1900 Whitewood Drive
Sparks, NV 89434

Monday, February 25, 2002, at 6 p.m.
Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, Hearing Room A
1150 E. William Street
Carson City, NV 89701

Monday, March 4, 2002, at 6 p.m.
Carson Valley Inn
1627 Highway 395
Minden, NV 89723

Monday, March 11, 2002, at 6 p.m.
Elko Convention Center
700 Moen Way
Elko, NV 89801

Monday, April 1, 2002, at 6 p.m.
Winnemucca Convention Center
50 West Winnemucca Boulevard
Winnemucca, NV 89445

Customers who cannot attend the meetings may submit comments in writing to the PUCN at 1150 East William Street, Carson City, NV 89701-3109. Copies of the filing are available for review by the public during normal business hours at Sierra Pacific's business offices at 6100 Neil Road in Reno, or at the PUCN's offices in Carson City.

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