The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin holds a public hearing to consider rate increases for Superior Water, Light and Power

The hearing takes place at 2 p.m. Oct. 16 in the PSC Hearing Room (S105) in the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, 4822 Madison Yards Way, Madison.

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Locally, residents can participate by phone in the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Conference Center, 600 N. 21st St.

Superior Water, Light & Power sought the rate increase to cover its loss of net income resulting from the Husky Energy refinery explosion.

The utility is seeking rate increases of 2.01 percent for electric, 2.31 percent for natural gas and 8.26 percent for water. In documents filed in May, the utility doesn't refer to Husky by name, but calls the company, "its largest water customer and second-largest electric customer."

The Commission will receive evidence from the parties, commission staff, and comments from members of the public. The presiding administrative law judge may allot additional time to receive evidence and comments, if necessary.

The Commission intends to webcast any hearing sessions held in the Public Service Commission Hearing Room live on the Commission's website at under the "Live Broadcast" button.