Thank you for your understanding these past several weeks as we’ve navigated through the best way to manage the cold weather event, resulting energy crisis, and increased energy costs in February. Last month, our board of trustees voted to allocate the financial impacts from February’s event over 42 months. This is still the case, with a few additional options. We addressed concerns from our members and were able to work with our billing software company to provide additional payment options.
The additional charge will be first reflected on the Lane-Scott bill you receive the beginning of April. There is an additional line item titled: “February 2021 Weather Event.” The amount of the charge is based on the February 2021 kwh usage multiplied by a factor calculated with the per kwh amount of February’s excess energy bill. The total payoff amount can be calculated by multiplying the number of months remaining by the monthly amount as printed on the bill.
- Meters that were not in use during February 2021 will not be affected, neither will future kwh usage. It is simply a payment for excess costs incurred in February 2021.
- Members have the option to pay over 42 months, pay in full at any time, or pay extra towards the total at any time.
- To pay in full or make additional payments toward the total, you will need to contact Lane-Scott Electric so the bill can be adjusted.
- If a meter is disconnected, the entire Winter Event balance will be included in the final bill to the member. If needed, payment arrangements can be made by contacting our billing department.
- Accounts will be eligible for disconnection for nonpayment of the February 21 Weather Event charges.
- The Lane-Scott Electric payment arrangement policy applies. Up to three payment arrangements can be made per year per account.
- For those members on budget billing your budget amount was not recalculated, but bills will increase by the weather event amount.
Please call us if you would like to change from the 42-month option or have any other questions or concerns.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the February Weather Event.