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CU ranks among lowest costs for utilities

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City Utilities of Springfield ranked well on an annual survey of the lowest rates nationwide conducted by Lincoln Electric System.

Out of 100 participating utilities nationwide, CU ranked No. 9 overall, up from its No. 12 placement in 2018. No. 1 is Boise, Idaho. The survey shows data compiled from municipal and investor-owned electric utilities.

CU also placed No. 3 in the category representing the lowest bills for residents using an average 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month. Those residents pay around $90.86 per month, which is down roughly 5% from the previous survey. CU was beaten by Detroit, which has an average monthly bill of $87.60.

In the category for residents using 500 kWh per month, Springfield ranked No. 6, with an average bill of $51.35. No. 1 is Spokane, Washington, with an average monthly bill of $47.54.

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