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PSC Reports Electric Utility Rates
According to the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) Summer 2016 Rate Survey, Tri-County EMC has lower rates than the average Georgia EMC and Georgia Power.
The average residential Tri-County EMC member uses 1,176 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 bulb for 40 hours. At the 1,000 kWh, 1,500 kWh and 2,000 kWh levels, Tri-County EMC members pay less than members of the average EMC in Georgia and less than Georgia Power customers. The PSC survey ranks electric service providers by total electric bill amounts for 500, 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 kWh. 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.
For complete survey results, visit http://www.psc.state.ga.us/electric/surveys/residentialrs.asp.