Q & A

Power Questions

How does fuel cost impact my bill?

Electricity is made many ways, and each way has costs that can change such as coal and gas plants. Coal and gas plants have fuel costs that can change fairly rapidly, but they are able to generate power 24 hours a day, seven days a week in any kind of weather. Renewable energy (hydro, solar, wind) does not have fuel cost, but it’s only available some of the time because the sun doesn’t always shine, the wind doesn’t always blow, and droughts impact hydro generation.

What makes my electric bill so high sometimes?

Your power bill is made up of two basic components: the rate and the amount of power you use.  Although TVA’s wholesale power rate doesn’t change month-to-month, the cost of the fuel needed to supply power can change your bill. What really makes a difference is how much power you use, which is usually tied directly to temperature.

How can we save money on our electric bills?

Taking a few simple actions can add up to a lot of savings. Turn up your thermostat just one degree. Keep your windows covered on the sunny side of the house. During the hot parts of the day (generally 2 – 6 p.m.), avoid using the oven, clothes dryer and dishwasher whenever possible – these appliances tend to heat up your home. Go to the TVA EnergyRight website for more power savings tips or to schedule a home energy evaluation.

PES team members at work on pole and bucket truck lift

Internet Questions

What is the Difference Between Internet and Wi-Fi?

Did PES Energize receive state grant funds?

Yes! PES Energize is amongst the award recipients receiving $23,161,638.53 in grant funding from the Tennessee Emergency Broadband Fund (TEBF-ARP). The project will provide internet to over 3,000 residents in the county.

For PES the next step is to have our contracted Fiber Engineering Company complete a detailed engineering plan. The project will be performed in phases as recommended by the Engineering firm.

Within the next three years, the majority of the county will have access to high-speed fiber internet. PES Energize is very excited for the citizens of Giles County.