Fayetteville Public Utilities’ (FPU) electric customers will see higher December bills as a result of the increases in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) winter season energy rate and the total monthly fuel cost.

For the average residential electric bill of 1,330 kilowatts (kWh), the total increase is $2.73

In November, the average residential electric bill for 1,330 kWh was $142.83. In December, the same electric use will cost $145.56. December’s fuel cost amount is approximately 14 percent lower than TVA’s three-year average for the month.

“The December electric rates reflect TVA’s winter season energy rate which was established in 2011. The winter season rate is higher due to an increase in demand of electricity during this time of year for heating, lighting and other wintertime applications” said FPU’s CEO and General Manager Britt Dye.

Winter season rates begin on December 1st and remain in place through March 31. The total monthly fuel cost will continue to change monthly.

FPU encourages customers to download the Smart Hub app to their computer or mobile devices. SmartHub is a free service offered by FPU and gives customers access to historical and daily utility information so that they can make decisions about how they use their utilities wisely during peak times.

To help consumers with their energy costs, FPU offers a budget billing plan which averages monthly electric and natural gas bills. Call FPU at 433-1522 and speak with a customer service representative about the budget billing plan.

For a complete listing of FPU’s electric rates, visit www.fpu-tn.com, and click on the rates section.

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