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Friday February 5th, 2016 7:16PM

Sawnee EMC announces rate decrease

By Staff
CUMMING - Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) customers are going to get a break on their electric bills the remainder of the year.

The EMC announced a rate reduction Friday that amounts to $7.50 a month per 1,500 kWh used. It is effective Oct. 1. Those members who use more electricity will see an even bigger savings, while those that use less, will see lower savings.

The Corporation's Board of Directors recently approved a reduction in the Wholesale Power Cost Adjustment (WPCA) factor, a component by which most of the Cooperative's electric bills are calculated. This rate reduction will affect the vast majority of Sawnee EMC members.

"This is very good news and we are pleased to be able to deliver this much needed break for our members," said Blake House, Vice President of Member Services. "We know that many families continue to experience personal financial challenges and we are proud to be able to help in any way we can."

This action will lower the electricity rate for approximately 136,000 Sawnee EMC members in October, November and December. It is estimated that this rate reduction, in total, will save Sawnee members over $2.9 million.

Sawnee EMC provides electricity to more than 157,200 accounts in parts of seven counties: Forsyth, Fulton, Dawson, Lumpkin, Cherokee, Hall, and Gwinnett.
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