As a not-for-profit, community-owned utility, we pass changes in fuel costs—up or down—directly on to our customers. While we monitor fuel costs monthly, we usually ask for adjustments quarterly.
Adjustments are based on a "look back" of the previously forecasted fuel costs and a "look ahead" at projections for the next quarter.
Energy costs are variable and driven by price fluctuations in the coal, natural gas and purchase power market.
On April 28, 2020, City Council approved a rate decrease to the Gas Cost Adjustment (GCA). The following rate decreases took effect May 1, 2020:
- $3.03 (1.4%) per month for the sample residential customer.
- 4.8% per month for the sample commercial customer.
- 1.6% per month for the sample industrial customer.
Coupled with the out-of-cycle rate decreases we passed on to our customers for the Electric Cost Adjustment (ECA) that went into effect on April 1, 2020, our customers have seen overall decreases of $5.55/mo. (residential), $84.22/mo. (commercial) and $2,066.20/mo. (industrial) in just a month's time.
Customers can calculate how their individual bills will be impacted by this rate decrease by using our online bill calculator.
Sample Total Monthly Bill calculations for current and proposed rates assume:
• Residential - 30 days, 700 kWh (Electric), 60 Ccf (Natural Gas), 1,100 cf (Water Inside City Limits), and 700 cf (Wastewater Inside City Limits)
• Commercial - 30 days, 6,000 kWh (Electric), 1,240 Ccf (Natural Gas), 3,000 cf (Water Inside City Limits), and 3,000 cf (Wastewater Inside City Limits)
• Industrial - 30 days, 400,000 kWh and 1,000 kW (Electric), 12,400 Ccf (Natural Gas), 50,000 cf (Water Inside City Limits), and 50,000 cf (Wastewater Inside City Limits)