Electric Rates Rise 

Rates are going up for Bangor Hydro customers.Starting Sunday, electric transmission rates went up by about 0.5%. That equates to $0.44 for the average residential customer who has a typical bill of $90 a month.The rate for commercial and industrial customers will amount to about one half to two and a half percent of each company’s bill.Transmission rates are approved by the federal Energy Regulatory Commission.The new rate is posted at Bangor Hydro’s website