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After Bracing for Winter Storms, Arkansans Now Brace for Upcoming Utility Bills

Ozarks Electric Cooperative
Ozarks Electric Cooperative crews clean off panels at a Fayetteville solar facility, which is used to power the city's wastewater treatment plants.


After back to back winter storms two weeks ago dropped temperatures to as much as negative 20 degrees along with several inches of snow, Arkansans are now bracing for their upcoming utility bills. Energy company representatives told lawmakers in a hearing this week that high demand and short supply dramatically drove up the price of natural gas and all modes of energy production performed less than optimally during several days of brutal weather.

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