After a summer of high bills, JEA customers may finally experience some relief — for a month, at least.
The portion of a customer’s bill accounting for JEA’s cost of buying fuel, such as natural gas and coal, for its power plants has risen over the last year, causing widespread financial stress and disconnections. The projected November rate, however, is expected to be the lowest of the last five months.
“So, the combination of cooler weather and the lower fuel costs will be a big benefit to our customers coming up as they see their bills over the next month,” Jay Stowe, JEA CEO, said during the utility’s board of directors meeting Tuesday.
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