City of Thomasville lowering monthly bills for users

By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness News
October 10, 2017

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WCTV) -- The City of Thomasville is lowering monthly bills for users.

As part of Public Power Week, which recognizes the importance of public power to communities, the city is reducing the first billing cycle in October, or with bills dated on or after October 6.

"We only raise utility rates when it is necessary, such as in cases where our costs have increased," said City Manager and Utilities Superintending Steve Sykes. "Likewise, when our costs decrease, we can immediately pass those savings on to our customers."

The City is reducing the Principle Component Analysis by 25 percent, going from 12 mills per kWh to nine mills per kWh.

The decreased PCA will result in a savings of about $54 per year for residential customers, while small commercial customers will save around $126 per year, the city says.

More information about free energy audits and other ways to save on utility bills is available at Thomasville.org.