TVA to drop fuel charge again in November - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

TVA to drop fuel charge again in November

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Valley Authority says its electric rates will drop another 1.5% on Nov. 1.

TVA announced the latest change to its monthly fuel adjustment charge on Tuesday.

This will mean a savings of 50 cents to $2 on the monthly residential bills for the nearly 9 million people receiving TVA power in Tennessee and parts of Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.

The change reflects a continuing decline in natural gas and coal prices and more abundant hydroelectric generation because of recent rain.

TVA began the fiscal year Oct. 1 with an 8% general rate increase. But because of reductions in fuel adjustment charges, customers are still paying less than a year ago.

This will mark the fifth drop in the fuel adjustment charge this year.

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