As we have shared for the last few months, Clark County REMC will be implementing a small rate increase, beginning with the bill you receive in February. We know that any price increase is difficult, so we work hard to control our costs and keep our rates as stable as possible. Below are a few answers to questions you may have.
How much will my bill increase? The average Clark County REMC home uses around 1,300 kWh of electricity per month, which results in a bill of roughly $160. Beginning in February, the average home can expect to see an increase of $5-$10 per month.
Why is the rate increasing? As the cost of doing business increases, the rate we charge for electric service must also increase. As every parent and business owner knows, prices are always on the rise. Poles, wires, transformers, and other equipment and services are more expensive now than they were five years ago. Our members expect and deserve the best service available, so to keep meeting that standard, we must increase our rate.
Who approved this increase? After a thorough review of our rates by an independent firm, this small rate increase was approved by the board of directors. Unlike other utilities, Clark County REMC is locally owned by each member who pays for their service. The board of directors is made up of seven men and women who live in your neighborhoods and work in your communities, so you know that their decisions are made with your best interests in mind.
As always, please contact us directly if you have any questions. Check out page 8 for more information about this rate increase, and for tips on how to manage your electric bill.