Flint Energies announced a raise in residential customers' base rate by one dollar.

According to a news release, the base rate will rise from $21 to $22 on April 1.

The new base rate moves the "service charge closer to the true cost-of-service for residential members."

They estimate that the "true cost-of-service" is about $30 per month for residential customers.

The company plans to increase the base charge $1 a year through 2017, when the rate would hit $27 a month.

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