While the average residential electric bill will increase by about $14.13, from $112.45 to $126.58, the new rates will still compare favorably to other rural utilities in Arkansas and across the nation. The new rates will affect each member differently. Here are some ways to minimize the impact of the proposed rates.
CECC will submit a rate adjustment request to the Arkansas Public Service Commission in July. If approved, it will go into effect with usage beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and reflect a 9.3% average increase across all rate classes — residential, commercial, and lighting, including an increase in the service availability charge.