Cost adjustments

 Cost adjustments

Energy Cost Adjustments

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 Jan. 28, 2020, City Council approved decreases to natural gas and electric cost adjustments. The new, lower rates take effect Feb. 1, 2020.

  • Sample residential customer's bill will decrease $4.62 per month, or 2%. 
  • Sample commercial customer's bill will decrease $86.97 per month, or 6.1% per month.
  • Sample industrial customer's bill will decrease $1,209.72 or 2.9% per month. ample industrial customer's bill will decrease $1,209.72 or 2.9% per month.

Customers can calculate how their individual bills will be impacted by this rate decrease, they are encouraged to go to our 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)