A council committee voted Feb. 28 to endorse a temporary adjustment of city electric rates that would save the average resident $12.90 from April through June.


Dover city Council’s Legislative, Finance and Administration Committee voted Feb. 28 to endorse a temporary adjustment of city electric rates that would save the average resident $12.90 from April through June. The full council is scheduled to vote on the proposal at its next meeting Monday, March 14.

If council decides in its budget process to continue the adjustment through next year, the average residential customer would save an estimated $51.60 over the course of the year. The average industrial electric customer, such as Kraft Foods, would realize an annual savings of more than $290,000.

Money for the cost adjustment comes from $1.4 million in surplus funds carried over from last year’s electric budget.