LAKELAND, Fla. (June 5, 2019) - The Lakeland City Commission voted Monday to lower the electric fuel charge for Lakeland Electric customers for the next fiscal quarter (July/Aug./Sept. - 2019). After giving a presentation at the Monday, June 3rd Utility Committee meeting, staff recommended lowering the fuel charge by $1.00 from $37.50 to $36.50. The lower rate was made possible by mild Spring weather, lower natural gas prices than expected, and an extended outage of Unit 3 which caused less coal consumption.
The fuel charge will change to 3.650¢ per kilowatt hour (kWh). Multiplying the new fuel charge by 1,000 kWh, the amount an average residential home utilizes in a month, the cost equals $36.50 per 1,000 kWh for fuel.
The reduction of the fuel charge will help our customers keep their electric costs low. In fact, Lakeland Electric continues to have some of the lowest electric rates in the state. As with most electric utilities that generate their own power, the cost of fuel is passed directly to customers. This makes the fuel charge an important part of Lakeland Electric’s ongoing effort to keep our customer’s electric costs low.
Residential Rates Based on 1,000 kWh
Rates – Effective July 2019
Base Charge* (see below for breakdown of charges)
Energy & Smart Grid Charges
$ 2.11/1000 kWh
P.O. Box 32006
Lakeland, FL 33802-2006
501 East Lemon Street
Lakeland, FL 33801-5079
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