Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation announced Monday a change that should lower bills for most of its customers through the end of the year.
The change, effective Sept. 1, should reduce monthly Sawnee EMC bills by $10.57 per 1,000 kilowatt-hour used, the company said in a news release.
The rate reduction is expected to save Sawnee members approximately $9.9 million from September through the end of 2015, with those who use more electricity seeing larger savings.
The four months of decreases will come thanks to a reduction in the Wholesale Power Cost Adjustment factor, a component by which most of the cooperative’s electric bills are calculated. The WPCA factor is an adjustment component that is used within many of Sawnee’s retail rates to address various operating costs that are generally not being recovered through standard retail rates.
To learn more about how Sawnee EMC members can reduce their monthly energy bills, visit Sawnee online at www.sawnee.com.