The City of Chattahoochee will lower electric bills for customers in January in an effort to maintain competitive rates and to invest in utility infrastructure.
On December 1, 2020, the city council approved a rate adjustment that will decrease bills of typical residential customers by nearly 4%. Beginning January 11, a customer using 1,000-kilowatt hours will pay approximately $4.40 less per month.
The rate adjustment is a result of a new wholesale power contract with Orlando Utilities Commission. The agreement will help make the city more competitive among Florida’s utilities and enable the city to enhance the reliability of its electric system.
“We understand people are facing financial challenges and need to save as much money as possible,” said Robert Presnell, Chattahoochee city manager. “We’re excited to pass on the savings from the lower power costs to our customers, so they can keep much-needed money in their pockets.”
Customers should expect to see the rate adjustment in their bills due March 10th.
Chattahoochee is in the Florida panhandle along the Apalachicola River. The city is known for its scenery, nature trails, historic sites, quaint business district, oak-lined streets and the Angus Gholson Nature Park. Founded in 1938, the electric utility provides affordable, reliable and environmentally responsible power to more than 1,000 customers.