We know you value clean, resilient natural gas to fuel your business and we thank you for choosing Peoples Gas to deliver it to you.
While we have kept costs low in an effort to avoid customer rate increases for 12 years, we are requesting an increase in base rates to enable us to continue to deliver safe, resilient, clean natural gas throughout Florida.
If approved as filed, the base rate increase will vary by customer rate class and would likely take effect near the beginning of 2021. We expect typical business customers with annual consumption between 2,000 and 9,999 therms and billed on the GS-1 rate to see an increase of about $36 on their total monthly bills. Not billed as a GS-1? View these tables to see how the proposed rates and service charges compare with what you pay today.
We are proud to be able to say that our rates have declined during the past 12 years. In 2019, we reduced our rates by passing benefits created by the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to customers. Very few businesses can say that their rates or prices have remained unchanged or even declined over a period of more than a decade. Here's a look at our proposed increase for GS-1 customers and the cost increases of a variety of common business expenses since 2009.
Helping you save
If you're thinking of replacing or upgrading equipment, we offer cash-back rebates. If you're looking for a way to budget your monthly costs, you may want to enroll in Budget Billing. You'll pay the same amount each month and avoid seasonal highs and lows.
We're here for you
We understand that customers may be facing unexpected financial hardships due to the coronavirus pandemic and we are here to help. We will work with you and we share in the optimism of many economic and public health experts that the economy will be recovering by the time the rates are effective.
We are proud to partner with non-profit organizations who provide assistance to those needing a helping hand, including during the pandemic. Should you need support, we offer assistance programs as well as flexible payment arrangements.