What is the environmental compliance cost?
Environmental Compliance Cost Recovery or ECCR is part of each rate designed to recover costs associated with the environmental controls mandated by state and federal regulations. This tariff was put in place on January 1, 2008, and is a percentage of the customer's bill.
What is the franchise fee?
A "pass through" charge, meaning Georgia Power Company earns no profit, to collect money owed to cities across the state of Georgia for allowing Georgia Power Company to conduct business within the city limits and on the cities' rights-of-way.
How is fuel cost recovery calculated on my bill?
Fuel Cost Recovery (FCR) is simply a "pass through" charge where Georgia Power Company recovers costs associated with all types of fuel used in the generation of electricity. It is a simple calculation, which is the number of kWh's consumed in a month times the appropriate charge. Most residential customers are billed on the secondary level charge. There are actually two secondary fuel charges, and customers are billed on one of these rates based on the billing month. Summer months are June through September, and winter months are October through May.
What is the new Nights and Weekend rate?
Time of Use - Residential Energy Only (TOU-REO) or "Nights and Weekends" rate, as it is often called, is a rate structure for residential customers which encourages off-peak usage of electricity. The rate reflects the fact that Georgia Power Company incurs higher costs to generate electricity during the peak hours of Monday - Friday, between the hours of 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm, during the summer months of June through September. Customers are incented through lower energy charges to shift as much usage from the on-peak time period as possible. Some ways to accomplished this are by raising the air conditioning thermostat during the on-peak hours or shifting clothes laundering or dishwashing to nighttime, morning or weekend hours.
What is the difference between FlatBill and Budget Bill?
Unlike Budget Billing, there is no true-up for a monthly or annual balance if electricity usage is different from the FlatBill as long as the contract is fulfilled.