City offers payment option to offset burden of high electric bills

Posted at 6:06 PM, Jan 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-19 13:20:03-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Worried about high electric bills due to cold weather? The City of Tallahassee is offering a payment option to help ease the financial burden.

With frigid temperatures in the 20’s, the City of Tallahassee’s Electric Utility department recorded its highest peak load in nearly a decade.

The City attributes this morning’s high load, which also caused peaks for natural gas usage, to the sustained cold weather sweeping through Tallahassee, weather that recently brought snow fall to the area. 

City utility customers turning up the heat should expect to see the increase on their next bill. 

To help ease the financial burden this may bring for some customers, the City is offering a one-time payment option for utility customers known as the Winter Relief Assistance Program (WRAP).

The alternative payment program allows all residential and non-demand small business utility customers to carry over up to 25 percent of their utility bill in January and February to the following month's bill, which will likely be lower.

To request the carryover option, customers should contact City of Tallahassee Utilities at 891-4968.

For more information on the Winter Relief Assistance Program, energy efficiency and other e+ programs, contact the City of Tallahassee’s Utilities department at 891-4968 or visit