Utah Power is asking for a rate hike of 17%, which would translate into about $120/year per family. People aren't happy, not with the 38% rate hike from Questar (the gas company) got last fall. I feel bad for people who are already stretched thin with finances. But this quote, from an older gentleman on a fixed income interviewed by KSL, kills a little of my compassion:
"Now when you go from room to room, you turn a light off behind you."