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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – You may want to flip the lights off a few more times through March.

Huntsville Utilities says it’ll charge a bit more through the month, due to the Tennessee Valley Authority raising its Fuel Cost Adjustment.

“That will yield an increase of about eight to ten dollars depending on that particular customers usage,” explains Huntsville Utilities Spokesperson Gary Whitley.

The charge is nothing new for Huntsville Utilities.

Whitley notes, “The FCA charge does change each month and has been implemented and in place since 2005.”

The power company sees its costs rise when the weather gets this cold.

Whitley says, “Weather is a major factor in terms of cost in terms of generate to ensure they have enough megawatts available to power the entire Valley.”

Huntsville Utilities gets a new FCA from TVA every month, and it adjusts bills accordingly.

This approximately six-percent increase will last through March.


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