With household heating bills expected to climb as much as 54% compared to last winter, some East Central Energy (ECE) members may be wondering about their cooperative’s electric rates.
Member Services Manager Lori Shir explains, “Increases in propane and natural gas prices are making headlines across our service area. We want to reassure our members that ECE’s rates are going to remain stable in 2022.”
She adds, “Before turning to a space heater to offset propane or natural gas use, remember that one heater can add more than $100 per month to your electric bill. We also ask that anyone having difficulty making payments to contact us right away, even if you don’t qualify for energy assistance. We can make a payment arrangement or look into energy-saving options.”