Sawnee EMC Announces Decrease in WPCA for Remainder of 2016

(Cumming, October 21, 2016) – Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation (Sawnee) announced today that on October 20, 2016, its Board of Directors approved a retail rate reduction for the remainder of 2016. On average, each affected account will experience a decrease of approximately $11.30 for every 1,500 kWh of energy used.

The rate reduction will occur in Sawnee’s Rate Schedule “R”, Wholesale Power Cost Adjustment (WPCA) factor, which is a billing component for most retail rate schedules by which Sawnee bills the electric accounts its serves.

The rate action announced today will, reduce the WPCA factor to $0.00/kWh for energy billed under this rate during the remainder of 2016 which include November and December.
Generally, this action affects all residential accounts and most commercial accounts served by Sawnee EMC. The net effect of this action is to lower the amount each affected member pays for electricity for the rest of the year.

“We are very glad that we can make this change for our members” states Michael Goodroe, President and CEO of Sawnee. “The Board of Directors and staff of Sawnee strive to keep costs and rates as low as possible for our members,” he added.

Remember, the actual reduction for each account during this period will vary and is dependent on the level of usage each month.

For additional information or questions regarding WPCA or any aspect of your Sawnee EMC account, please contact our Customer Call Center at 770-887-2363, via email at, or visit its website at

About Sawnee EMC
Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation is an electric distribution cooperative headquartered in Cumming, Georgia. Sawnee serves electricity to approximately 161,500 accounts in seven (7) counties of greater north Georgia. Sawnee’s assets exceed $524 million, with energy sales of 3.6 billion kWh and annual revenue of $354 million. With a team of approximately 305 dedicated professionals and over 10,150 miles of distribution line, Sawnee stands ready at all times to meet the needs of its members/owners. SEMC strives daily to live up to their motto…

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

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.