Extreme temperatures have a big impact on energy usage/utility bills. TVA, our power supplier, uses a Fuel Cost Adjustment to manage changes in the cost of raw materials used for power generation. These fuels include the uranium, coal, oil and natural gas that TVA must purchase to run its power generation plants. TVA generates 25 percent of our power with natural gas, and the price of natural gas is up globally, which will impact PEC and our members’ electric bills. Please contact us as soon as possible if you have difficulty paying your bill and to take advantage of assistance provided by local agencies for those who qualify.