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Rate increase proportionate to cost of doing business, Remains lower than other municipal providers, Georgia Power and EMCs
The City of Lawrenceville voted to increase electric rates at the City Council meeting on Monday, December 16. This vote came after Council considered the increasing costs of delivering electric service as well as the desire to maintain market rates and keep any needed increases as low and incremental as possible for residents. The City will increase the base charge of both residential and commercial accounts by three dollars ($3.00) per month and usage rates by $0.0015 per kWh after the first 650 kWh of use for residential customers and all electric usage for commercial customers. This increase is just under 3% for a typical residential customer.
“As part of the City’s strategic plan to evaluate fees and services provided to citizens and utility customers, we conducted our annual review of utility rates,” said Chuck Warbington, City Manager. “Council maintains an expectation of staff to deliver consistent and quality service to the citizens of Lawrenceville and, in doing so, incremental increases are essential to the City’s long term sustainable growth.”
The City compared electric rates to those of other municipalities, Georgia Power and Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs) offering the same services. Across the board, the City still maintains competitively low market rates and, with the increase, will remain lower than others offering those same services.
Rate increases will go into effect January 22, 2020. For questions related to electric rates or billing, please email [email protected] or call 678.407.6675.