City Lowers Electric & Natural Gas Rates - Again!
Electric down 27 percent, Gas down 33 percent since 2009
September 27, 2012
City of Tallahassee electric and natural gas customers will see lower
utility bills effective Oct. 1. Electric rates will decrease 1.2
percent while natural gas rates will decrease 8.7 percent.
With the newly announced rate reduction, City electric rates have
decreased 27 percent since January 2009, and natural gas rates have
decreased 33 percent for the same period. Overall, customers' annual
energy bills will be approximately $140 million less than bills in
"As the #1 Public Utility in America, we are committed to helping
customers save energy and money while providing the best service
possible," said Mayor Pro Tem Andrew Gillum, lead commissioner on the
City's Financial Viability of the Government target issue committee.
"Our investment in modern infrastructure and state-of-the-art operations
will continue to result in long-term fuel savings and environmental
"Our residential rates remain below the statewide average and our
commercial rates are among the lowest in the state," said Reese Goad,
director of Utility Business and Customer Services for the City. "We're
also extremely pleased that our rates for small businesses are the
lowest of all utilities in the entire state."
Customers can save even more money by taking advantage of the City's
many other Energy Smart Plus (e+) programs, such as free energy audits,
ceiling insulation grants, energy-efficient appliance rebates and the
interactive e+ Online account management tool. With cooler weather on
the horizon, it also pays to have home heating systems examined for
For more information on utility rates, energy efficiency programs and other e+ initiatives, visit Talgov.com/YOU.
Reese Goad, Utility Business & Customer Services, 891-6803; or Alison Faris, Department of Communications, 891-8533