Beginning October 1, customers will pay about $6.58 more per month.
The rate increase has to be approved by the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
Starting November 1 and until the end of April, customers will see an extra $2.70 added to that rate increase.
Xcel Energy services portions of the Texas Panhandle and the South Plains.
(Information from MyHighPlains.com)
Copyright 2016 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.