Thursday, April 16, 2009

Your Bill is Low. Really!

MLGW bills are among the Nation’s lowest despite fluctuations in TVA rates

In the winter, when utility bills can be at their highest, Memphis residents still have, on average, one of the lowest monthly residential utility bills in the nation.

In a recent survey of 35 metropolitan areas, Memphians had the ninth lowest typical monthly residential utility bill for the winter. The combined bill of electric, natural gas, water and wastewater was $334.93. Denver, CO had the lowest combined bill at $232.14; New York posted the highest at $627.11. The complete survey can be found here.

According to the survey, Memphishas the lowest combined bill for metropolitan area in Tennessee. Nashville($351.03) ranked 11th; Jackson($400) ranked 22nd; Chattanooga($383.61) and Knoxville($501.22) ranked 19th and 31st respectively.

While MLGW bills are among the lowest in the nation, weather and customer usage have the strongest impact on customer bills. Customers can help control their usage and costs by practicing smart energy conservation. MLGW offers several tools to help customers use energy wisely.

The My Account section at gives customers the opportunity to take an in-depth, customized energy evaluation of their home and recommends areas where customers can employ some energy saving tactics. The utility also has brochures available to the public with energy saving information that can be found on the Web site.

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