Rate hikes approved for Puget Sound Energy

BELLEVUE — Rates are going up for Puget Sound Energy electricity and natural gas customers.

Regulators with the state Utilities and Transportation Commission approved increases Tuesday of about 3 percent for residential electricity customers and nearly 2 percent for natural gas customers. A typical customer will see an increase of about $3 on the monthly electricity bill and $1 on the natural gas bill.

The Bellevue-based utility has more than 1 million electricity customers and 760,000 natural gas customers.

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