Thursday, February 17, 2011

TVA's New Rate Structure

TVA has announced it will change its retail base rate structure to reflect seasonal usage, starting with the April 2011 billing period. For MLGW residential customers, the change will have a minimal impact on overall customer bills.

The change will enable TVA to more accurately reflect fluctuating electricity costs on a seasonal basis. Under the new rate structure, TVA defines seasonal periods as Summer (June, July, August and September); Winter (December, January, February and March); and Transition (April, May, October and November.)

Retail rates will be slightly lower in transition months. However, during the winter and summer months, when electricity costs are at their highest, rates will be slightly higher.

On an annual basis, the seasonal rate structure will produce no additional revenues for MLGW or TVA, though customers will benefit from pricing signals that could lead to more efficient usage during peak periods.

1 comment:

Miss said...

That is silly.

What with global warming even the TVA cannot predict what the weather will be like and how tat will affect one's energy usage.

So this is a 'darned if you do, darned if you don't' kind of situation.

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