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Clay Electric Cooperative’s board of trustees declared a record $12 million Capital Credits refund for members who received service from 1988 through 2016. Capital Credits... Continue Reading ›

If you cannot attend our Annual Meeting next month, you can still vote in the co-op's trustee elections! There are three trustee candidates up for re-election this year. To... Continue Reading ›

Co-op members gathered at three trustee district meetings in late January-early February to select candidates for the co-op’s board of trustees in Districts 3, 5 and 7.... Continue Reading ›

Co-op members will gather at three trustee district meetings Jan. 29-Feb. 1 to select candidates for the co-op’s board of trustees in Districts 3, 5 and 7. Incumbents in the... Continue Reading ›

Winter Storm Grayson made its presence known by bringing rain, freezing rain and ice into Clay Electric’s service area Wednesday morning, particularly in areas served by the Lake... Continue Reading ›

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Billing Questions

What is the “non-taxable fuel amount” printed on my electric bill statement?

Under Chapter 166.231 of the Florida Statutes, the State of Florida allows a municipal or county government to implement a public service tax (sometimes referred to as a "utility" or "municipal" tax) on the purchase of electricity.

Under statutory guidelines, the increase in the cost of fuel to the utility after October 1, 1973 must be excluded from the amount taxed. Therefore, the amount identified on the bill as "non-taxable fuel" represents Clay Electric’s excludable fuel cost when calculating the public service tax.

What is the Access Charge item on my electric bill?

The Access Charge (formerly Customer Charge) is the component of a member's bill that recovers some of the fixed costs that come directly from serving an individual member, regardless of how much electricity is used. These costs include the cost of the meter, wire and other equipment used to deliver electricity to the home or business, as well as billing expenses such as meter reading, bill preparation and postage.

What is the Power Cost Adjustment item on my electric bill?

  • A Basic Explanation.

    The Power Cost Adjustment is a separate line item on each Clay Electric bill statement which reflects the increases/decreases in the co-op's cost of power purchased wholesale from Seminole Electric Cooperative. The fluctuation in the Power Cost Adjustment is largely caused by changes in the cost of fuel for generation.