Customers of Wisconsin Power and Light will be paying a little more for their electricity or natural gas. That's because state regulators approved a rate increase of $82 million for the utility Thursday.
That increase raises the prices nearly five percent above an interim increase that was approved earlier.
The utility says average residential electric customers will pay an extra three dollars 17 cents per month, while average residential natural gas customers will pay an extra $2.46 per month.
The utility says it needs to increase rates to cover its rising cost of doing business and to pay for infrastructure improvements.