FMEA’s Bill Comparison for January 2014 is now available. The report compares utility bills for residential, commercial and industrial utility customers categorized by consumption in 15 categories. The report is produced monthly and includes billing information from investor-owned and municipal utilities. Municipal Electric Utilities are the lowest in all of the 15 categories.
Lakeland Electric reported the lowest bills in 12 categories. The City of Tallahassee showed the lowest rates in two categories, while the Utilities Commission of New Smyrna Beach reported the lowest rates in one.
For commercial bills, the report shows Lakeland Electric is lowest in five categories, Tallahassee is lowest in two, and the Utilities Commission of New Smyrna Beach is lowest in one.
In the industrial sector, Lakeland Electric is lowest in all four categories.
For residential bills, Lakeland Electric is lowest in all three categories.
The FMEA Bill comparison provides a fair comparison of customer bills served by different utilities. The report includes utility rates, average franchise fees of 6 percent, local payments in lieu of taxes, and gross receipts taxes.
To view the full report for the month of January click here.
* article courtesy of Florida Municipal Electric Association / written by Carly Mertz