The seasonal rate is designed to assist Florida customers who are away for at least three months from March through October. Rather than disconnect service, customers may stay connected for a small monthly charge.
How much is the seasonal rate?
The Florida seasonal rate is $4.58, plus the cost of electricity used, taxes and franchise fees. This is $4.18 off the regular $8.76 monthly customer charge. This rate is available to all current residential customers who meet the eligibility criteria below. This may include boat slips, rental properties and RV parks.
Reasons to sign up
Save money – No reconnection fee ($28 value) and a reduced customer charge.
Added security and protection – Leave those important motion sensors and lights on – to give the appearance that you are home.
Convenience – Sign up once without having to renew yearly.
No hassles – Take one thing off your checklist – not having to disconnect and reconnect service.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible for the seasonal rate you must meet the following criteria:
Absence – You must be absent from the residence for at least three months during the period from March through October (the customer charge will automatically revert to $8.76 November through February, even if you are still away).
Energy use – The maximum allowable consumption for a seasonal billing period is 210 kWh. If usage exceeds 210 kWh, the normal customer charge of $8.76 will apply.
Billing period – If the seasonal billing period exceeds 30 days, the maximum allowable consumption is increased by seven kWh per day.
And before you leave, remember to update your forwarding address on the United States Post Office website.