Electricity in Arkansas

Where Does Electricity Come From?

There are a number of ways to produce electricity. The most common methods include using coal or natural gas at generation facilities to generate electricity.

Why Does This Matter to Me?

When the costs of fuels increase – and they have skyrocketed recently – it can trigger a “fuel adder” charge on your bill to cover the extra costs incurred by your local electric cooperative to deliver power to you.

The Fuel Adder

Why Is a Fuel Adder on My Bill?

Perhaps explaining what a fuel adder is will help answer the question better. A fuel adder surcharge is implemented when the cost of producing electricity increases. Your electric cooperative must add the temporarily high surcharge to your bill to cover the additional costs of generating electricity.

Is This Just a Problem in Arkansas?

While our state often benefits from a low cost of living, energy prices are rising nationwide. For some natural gas and propane users, their energy bill will increase at a higher rate. For members like you, your electric cooperative has a proven record of managing costs to keep rates as low as possible. That commitment to you will never change.

Energy-Saving Tip

Close all draperies and shades at night to reduce heat loss. Drapes save energy only if they fit tightly around the window frame. This usually means a valance at the top, side guides and a weighted hem.