Members of the Electric Plant Board of the City of Vanceburg heard an update on utility rates from Superintendent Bill Tom Stone.
Stone said several customers had commented about higher bills than expected for their January utility usage.
He said the primary reason for the higher utility bills was the lower temperatures.
“The average temperature in January was 17 degrees colder than it was in December,” Stone told board members.
Stone said natural gas rates had been dropped in December and electric rates have been unchanged since May 2015.