We know you value clean, resilient natural gas to fuel your life and we thank you for choosing Peoples Gas to deliver it to your home.
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 residential customers with annual consumption between 100 and 249 therms and billed on the RS-2 rate to see an increase of about $5 on their total monthly bills. Not billed as a RS-2? 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 RS-2 customers and the cost increases of a variety of common household items since 2009.
Helping you save
Here are some ways we can help you manage your energy usage and spend:
- Our new online energy audit and appliance calculators help you pinpoint opportunities for savings.
- Getting ready to replace or upgrade appliances? Check out our cash-back rebates.
- Want to pay the same amount each month? Enroll in Budget Billing and avoid seasonal highs and lows on your bill.
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.