Washington state regulators have approved changes in electricity and natural gas rates for customers of Puget Sound Energy.
The Utilities and Transportation Commission said regulatory changes will result in a 2.6 percent decrease in electrical rates from November through March. A typical home’s monthly bill will drop about $2 to $98.
Higher natural gas costs will result in a 2 percent increase or about $1.50 for a typical bill.
The changes announced Thursday take effect Monday.
The Bellevue-based utility has about 1 million electricity and 750,000 natural gas customers in Western Washington.