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One of the most important utilities provided to any community is its electrical energy. The electric department ensures a reliable and economical source of energy for all its customers – residences, schools, institutions, businesses and industry throughout its service area. The citizens’ lifestyle depends on it; businesses stake their productivity and profits on it. Energy is purchased through the MEAG, an organization of 49 member cities. Our electric rates are in the lowest range of other Georgia providers as referenced in the Georgia Public Service Commission’s Residential Electric Rate Survey that is published twice a year.
The electric department provides an average of 12 million kilowatt hours of electrical energy monthly to its customers through a network of 150 miles of wire and 4000 poles, along with significant number of fuses, transformers, and other essential electrical infrastructure elements.
Public Service Commission – Residential Rate Information
The Georgia Public Service (PSC) Commission publishes a survey that ranks electric service providers by rates based on total electric bill amounts for 500, 1000, 1500 and 2000 KWH (kilowatt hours). Surveys are conducted biannually with winter surveys utilizing rates in effect for the month of January, and summer surveys utilizing rates in effect for the month of July. All electric providers in Georgia participate including the Electric Membership Corporations, the Municipal Electric Systems and the investor owned utility (Georgia Power Company). This information is posted on the Georgia Public Service Commission’s website athttp://www.psc.state.ga.us/electric/surveys/residentialrs.asp
Rate information for previous years (winter and summer) are also available for review.
The Fort Valley Utility Commission (FVUC) is often ranked as one of the lowest rates in the state. In addition, FVUC has one of the lowest natural gas rates of all of the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia’s cities on the Southern Natural Gas Pipeline.
CALL BEFORE YOU DIG
When you plan to dig anywhere, buried gas piping should be located in advance and all digging should be carefully done by hand in the vicinity of the pipe. New rules in Georgia require contact with the Utility Protection Center, 1-800-282-7411 or 811, three days in advance of digging in order that all underground utilities and cable may be located. This is a free service. For Frequently Asked Questions, visit www.call811.com.