So, could my bill could actually go down?
If you’re putting a lower electrical demand on the system, yes, because it costs FEC less to serve you, thus you should pay less than those with a higher demand. That’s what makes this rate structure fairer for Co-op members. With the addition of the demand charge and reduction of the energy charge, about one-third of FEC members will see their bills decrease slightly since it costs the Co-op less to serve them power. Likewise, members who have a higher demand during peak hours could see a small increase in their bill. The vast majority of our residential members will see their bill go up or down less than 2%.