TVA summer electric rates effective June 1

Fayetteville Public Utilities (FPU) consumers will see an increase in their June electric bills due. The increase reflects an increase in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) seasonal rate change and an increase in the total monthly fuel cost. 

 

For consumers who have an average electric bill of 1,330 kilowatt hours, the monthly bill will increase by $8.85. Of this amount, the increase in the seasonal energy charge is $7.58; the increase for the fuel cost is $1.27. Customers using the average 1,330 kilowatt hours will see electric bills increase from $141.23 in May to $150.08 in June. 

 

According to TVA, the fuel cost for June is approximately 8 percent lower than the three-year average June amount. TVA attributes June’s increase in fuel cost to several forced outages in a couple of generation sources; and as a result, coal volume was 46 percent higher than anticipated. 

 

“During the summer months electric bills will vary depending on the amount of energy you use for cooling during the warmer temperatures,” says Fayetteville Public Utilities’ CEO and General Manager Britt Dye.

 

TVA implemented the seasonal rate structure in April 2011 which directly reflects the higher costs of producing electricity during those months when there is a greater demand for energy from consumers. The seasonal rate structure allows TVA to bill higher costs of power production to consumers as the energy is used. Summer seasonal rates begin on June 1st and remain in place through September 30th. TVA’s total monthly fuel cost will continue to change monthly.

 

FPU encourages customers to download the Smart Hub app to their computer or mobile devices. SmartHub is a free service offered by FPU and gives customers access to historical and daily utility use information so that they can make decisions about how they use their utilities during peak times.

To help consumers with their energy costs, FPU offers a budget billing plan which averages monthly electric and natural gas bills. Call FPU at 433-1522 and speak with a customer service representative about the budget billing plan.  

 

Visit FPU’s website at www.fpu-tn.com for a complete listing of electric rates effective June 1.