Covid-19 impacts illuminating
Light Department seeing reduction in revenue from coronavirus impacts
Last updated 11/12/2020 at 5:05pm
CHENEY – Impacts of Covid-19 played a part in the budget presentation made by the Light Department at the City Council’s Oct. 27 meeting.
While noting the department’s fee structure was stable, Light Department Director Steve Marx acknowledged they are likely to see a 10 % reduction in revenues from reduced activity at Eastern Washington University. Usage charges from the university represent just short of 20 % — $1.98 million — of the department’s projected $9.99 million 2021 budget.
Marxx said so far in 2020 the university has used $1.85 million in electricity...