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OUC Board Votes to Decrease Fuel Rate by 18%; Monthly Average Savings of $13 or More

May 09, 2023

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Lower Customer Rate to Take Effect June 1

ORLANDO, Fla. – OUC—The Reliable One’s Board of Commissioners voted to decrease pass-through fuel charges by 18% and lower electric rates for all OUC customers.

Effective June 1, residential and small commercial customers can expect to see a nearly 9% reduction in their overall electric bill. Mid to large commercial customers will see a decrease between nearly 9% to 11%. The base energy portion of an electric bill, which includes non-fuel OUC expenses, will remain the same. The average residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours will see savings of $13 a month in Orlando/Orange County and $13.52 a month in St. Cloud/Osceola County.

“At OUC, as a hometown utility, we’re committed to providing not only reliable but also affordable electric and water services for our customers,” said Clint Bullock, OUC General Manager & CEO. “We told customers we’d lower rates when we could, and we’re doing it. We thank them for their patience and understanding as we worked together through these challenging times. For 100 years, our customers have relied on us to deliver results and provide exceptional value, and this commitment will never waiver.”

OUC offers customers payment-management options, such as the Power Pass prepaid program and Budget Billing, as well as payment plans. To learn more, visit To learn about efficiency programs and ways to use less energy and water, visit Additionally, OUC’s Project CARE is an assistance program that was established in 1994 to provide emergency relief to those experiencing financial hardships.

About OUC—The Reliable One
In June 2023, OUC—The Reliable One celebrates 100 years of providing exceptional value to its customers and community through the delivery of sustainable and reliable services and solutions. The utility provides electric, water, chilled water, lighting and solar services to more than 400,000 accounts in Orlando, St. Cloud and parts of unincorporated Orange and Osceola counties. As OUC prepares for the next century, it remains committed to its goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 while supporting its community with conservation, sustainability and energy efficiency resourcesVisit to learn more.