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Tri-County EMC’s rates are among the lowest in the state according to the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) Summer 2015 Survey. 

Among the 94 electric providers in the state, Tri-County EMC has the 6th lowest residential rate at 2,000 kWhs. At that level, the average EMC charges $232.84, while Tri-County only charges $200.58. The co-op’s rates are also among the lowest at other usage levels. Tri-County is the 9th lowest at 1,500 kWh and 13th lowest at 1,000 kWhs. The co-op ranked 48th at 500 kWhs with a total of $67.09, still costing less than the EMC Average and only 51 cents more than Georgia Power. 

According to our latest data, the average residential Tri-County EMC member uses 1,226 kWhs per month. A kilowatt-hour (kWh) is the unit electric utilities use to measure the power you purchase. One kWh will power a 25-watt compact fluorescent bulb for 40 hours.  

The PSC survey ranks electric service providers by total electric bill amounts for 500, 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 kWhs. The PSC residential rate surveys are done twice each year, once during the summer and once during the winter. For this survey, rates in effect for the month of July were utilized. All electric providers in Georgia participate, including all Electric Membership Corporations, all Municipal Electric Systems and Georgia Power. (71042001)

For the complete survey results, visit

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