Flint Energies Raises Monthly Base Fee – Reuters

Base rate change affects consumer member billings beginning April 1

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (41NBC/WMGT) — Flint Energies customers will notice a $1 increase in base charges on their bills.

According to a press release from the company, starting April 1, the basic residential fee will drop from $31 per month to $32. Overall, this represents a $12 increase for one year of service.

Flint Energies says it updates its cost of service calculation every two years, and that the base fee covers the costs of operating the co-op and providing electricity. It also includes the cost of maintaining more than 7,000 miles of power lines and 52 substations

“As a non-profit electrical cooperative, all Flint members share the costs and benefits of electrical service,” said Jeremy Nelms, CEO of Flint Energies. “Through conservative management and strategic power supply agreements, we strive to reduce expenses and operate more efficiently to help control costs for all members. Even with this change, the price of electricity has increased less than many other common expenses.

The base rate change will also be in effect for other rate plans previously billed at $31 per month. This includes approximately 1,000 non-residential accounts.

Flint Energies’ residential rate remains at the current level of 10.55 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh).