UniSource Energy Services (UES) gas customers will pay lower natural gas
rates this winter thanks to a temporary bill credit resulting from lower
wholesale energy prices.
The Purchased Gas Adjustor (PGA) credit of 10 cents per therm will be
applied to bills from Nov. 1 through April 30, 2016, helping to reduce
bills during a season when residential gas use typically reaches its
peak. UES’ request to add the credit was approved yesterday by the
Arizona Corporation Commission.
The credit is expected to reduce average residential customers’ bills by
$7.20 per month. However, UES projects that customers will use at least
15 percent more natural gas this winter than last winter, as last winter
was among the warmest on record. Usage can vary depending on location,
and customers with higher usage should expect higher bills.
UES offers several ways to help customers manage their winter gas bills.
UES’ Budget Billing program allows customers to pay their natural gas
bills in equal monthly installments, eliminating seasonal bill
fluctuations. UES’ Customer Assistance Residential Energy Support
(CARES) Program offers monthly discounts for limited-income customers
who need help in meeting their energy costs. UES also works with
community organizations to provide limited, emergency bill payment
assistance for qualifying customers in financial distress.
UES delivers natural gas to approximately 150,000 customers in northern
and southern Arizona. It also provides electric service to approximately
93,000 customers. For more information, visit uesaz.com.
UES and its parent company, UNS Energy, are subsidiaries of Fortis,
Inc., which owns utilities that serve more than 3 million customers
across Canada and in the United States and the Caribbean. To learn more,
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(October 21, 2015 - 5:00 PM EDT)
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