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Power Cost Adjustment

The 2023 Youth Leadership Conference application is closed. Please check back for next year's application.

Each year Tri-County EMC selects a student to attend the Georgia Cooperative Council's Youth Leadership Conference, five day camp held each July at the FFA Camp in Covington. Participants develop leadership skills while learning about the role of cooperatives. Tri-County EMC covers all conference fees for participating youth.

Through teambuilding exercises, personality assessments and an in-depth look into the cooperatives, the conference provides leadership training for participants, explores the cooperative way of doing business and heightens awareness of cooperatives in Georgia. Participants also have the opportunity to enjoy camp activities, including a high ropes, mud obstacle course and more.

For further information about the Youth Leadership Conference, please contact Anna Smith at 478.986.8126 or

Click here to learn more about the conference. 

Click here to apply for the 2023 Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp (scheduled for July 17 - 21, 2023) (Deadline: June 1)

Just like the price of gas at the pump, the price of fuel used to produce electric energy fluctuates too. At Tri-County, we budget for expected costs based on projected fuel prices and set rates to reflect that. The Power Cost Adjustment, or PCA, on your bill reflects the gap between the expected cost versus the actual cost. The PCA serves as a mechanism to allow for the pass-through of these variable costs without resorting to a permanent rate increase.

In January of each year, the PCA resets to budgeted levels.  The PCA charge will vary each month. For months where energy costs are lower than projected, the PCA will result in a credit. In months that energy costs or higher, you may see a charge. In January 2016, the PCA was -.0024, but by December 2016, the PCA was -2.1719, resulting in a larger credit.  

Due to the reset, the January 2017 PCA will be -$0.69, resulting in a $8.63 credit for the average residential usage of 1250 kWh.  Compared to December 2016’s PCA, at the same usage of 1250 kWhs, you would see a $27.15 credit – a difference of $18.52. 

Click here to see a sample January 2017 and a sample December 2016 bill.