The Arizona Corporation Commission is scheduled to consider Tucson Electric Power Co.'s pending rate increase request at its open meeting today in Phoenix.

To view the a webcast of the meeting, which starts at 10 a.m., go to the commission's website, www.azcc.gov and click on "live meeting broadcast" at the bottom.

TEP had originally asked for an overall rate increase of 15 percent, which would raise the average household bill by about $11 per month. A proposed settlement among TEP, the commission's staff, a state consumer-watchdog agency and other parties would limit the increase to about $3 per month, though some consumer advocates oppose a proposed increase in base monthly service charges.

Any rate changes would go into effect July 1.