Central Georgia EMC (CGEMC) wants to help you understand how your bill is calculated. The three main components of a CGEMC bill that nearly all members have in common are Usage, Wholesale Power Cost Adjustment, and Taxes. The Usage category is comprised of the applicable monthly service charge (to cover account administration, power distribution, capacity, and other related expenses), plus the appropriate charge per kilowatt-hour of energy.
The Wholesale Power Cost Adjustment is designed to recover excess costs associated with generation fuel and, ultimately, the cost of electricity delivered to CGEMC members. CGEMC delivers energy that is generated using a variety of fuel types. The price of some of these fuels is usually low and consistent, while the remainder varies in cost (similar to other commodities). The Wholesale Power Cost Adjustment listed on your bill may vary due to power cost fluctuations.
No one enjoys paying taxes, but they are necessary in today's world. Energy sales are taxed at the local and state levels. Local tax rates vary by the county where electric service is delivered, while the current state tax rate on electricity sales is 4%. Taxes are itemized on your CGEMC bill by type.
In addition to the components described above, your CGEMC bill may have line items for other products or services like yard lights, surge protection, or participation in Operation Round Up. If you ever have questions about your CGEMC bill, our friendly customer service team is available to serve as your trusted energy adviser.