Hi, I’m Rosa with Georgia Power. Many of our customers are on the Standard Plan. With the Standard Plan, it’s important to know that the price of energy goes up in the summer. That’s when we have to run more power plants to meet increased customer needs. In the winter, the price goes down when there is less demand for power.
Many customers like this plan because it doesn’t matter at what time you use electricity. It only matters how much you use.
Yvonne has worked for Georgia Power for 30 years. She is on the Standard Plan. Yvonne doesn’t want to pay attention to the time she chooses to use electricity. Instead, she simply tries to get her family to use less energy whenever they are at home.
With the Standard Plan, the best way to lower your bill is by reducing the amount of electricity you use, especially in the summer when it costs more to produce and you use more power. We recommend that you keep your thermostat at 78 degrees in the summer and 68 degrees in the winter. On hot summer days, if you lower the thermostat by just one degree, you can expect a 3 to 5 percent increase in your energy use. That means a higher bill. In the winter, if you have electric heat, raising your thermostat increases your cost, so put on a sweater and save energy and money.
Georgia Power gives you choices, so please watch the other videos and decide which plan best fits your needs. You can use our website to learn more.
Remember, Georgia Power wants to help you save money and energy while keeping you comfortable year-round.