Sawnee EMC Announces Pre-Pay Program

(Cumming, August 26, 2015) – Pre-paying for future services is a trend that is sweeping the consumer landscape… everything from cell phone usage, to legal services, to toll lane charges… It’s not a new or novel concept by any means. But did you know that you can also purchase your Sawnee EMC electricity with a “pre-pay” approach?

Sawnee has offered Pre-Pay service for residential members, upon request, since September of 2014, and the participants have had nothing but good things to say about it. There is no fee to enroll, no late fees or reconnect fees, and no deposits required. Furthermore, if an existing member has a security deposit on file with Sawnee, that deposit can either be used to settle outstanding charges, refunded or applied to an eligible pre-pay account as a credit.

“This is a great program for a residential customer who wants to more actively manage their electricity usage or a new customer who doesn’t want to pay a security deposit” states Blake House, V.P. of Member Services. “We have been testing our processes for over a year, on a expanded limited basis, but we are now ready for broader deployment“.

Sawnee EMC Announces $9.9M Rate Decrease

(Cumming, August 24, 2015) – Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation (Sawnee EMC) announced today that the Corporation’s Board of Directors has approved a reduction in the Wholesale Power Cost Adjustment (WPCA) factor, a component by which most of the Cooperative’s electric bills are calculated. This reduction will produce a positive financial impact for almost every Sawnee EMC member.

This rate change, which goes into effect on September 1, 2015, will reduce monthly Sawnee EMC bills by $10.57 for every 1,000 kWh used. It is estimated that this rate reduction, in total, will save Sawnee members approximately $9.9 million dollars in lower energy bills processed from September through the end of 2015. Those affected members who use more electricity, will see even bigger savings… while those who use less, will see lower savings.

Welcome to Sawnee EMC!

Sawnee EMC is dedicated to providing its members with the tools and resources to help make their home or business more energy efficient in order to help lower energy usage. We encourage you to visit a fully interactive website at Together We Save, dedicated to this very goal.

Also, learn more about our Co-op Connections program today. This is a new program that offers many benefits and discounts to you, our member!

At Sawnee EMC, We’re More Than Electricity, We’re Service.

Energy Efficiency Brochures

Take advantage of our new Energy Efficiency Brochures; they include a wealth of cost-saving information and tips which are beneficial to both residential and commercial members.

Home Energy Savings Guide - This popular brochure provides Sawnee EMC members with valuable tips to help track and manage consumption by evaluating their home and identify questionable usage.

101 Easy Ways to Save Energy and Money – This brochure provides Sawnee EMC members with 101 easy ways to save energy in their home.

Questions to Ask When Replacing Your HVAC – This brochure helps the Sawnee EMC member who has a 10 – 20 year old HVAC unit and is contemplating its replacement.

Commercial Energy Savings Guide – This popular, easy to read brochure deals with the tough task of educating commercial customers on managing the energy usage at their place of business.