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Our rates are designed to cover the cost of operating your electric, water and sewer utilities and to pay down the debt for money borrowed to expand and improve our infrastructure. Our rates also cover current state and federal regulations. Utility service is a complicated and costly business. We work hard to be responsible stewards of your business and the environment, while bringing you the most reliable service possible.

Fuel Rates

JEA customers are seeing higher fuel charges on their electric bills due to a spike in the cost for fuel we use to generate electricity. To keep customers informed, JEA is posting monthly fuel charges (per kwh). Updated rates will be published by the last week of each month.

Fuel charges are “pass-through” costs based on how much JEA pays for the fuel it uses to generate electricity. However, JEA limits the month-over-month increase in the fuel charge to no more than 20 percent. When JEA’s cost of fuel goes down, we will be able to pass those savings along to customers on a monthly basis.

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Closed Title:Monthly Fuel Rates Table
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 Historic Monthly Fuel Rate (Rate per 1000 kwh)  
Oct. 2022  $79.03
Sept. 2022  $83.46 
Aug. 2022  $69.55 
July 2022  $57.96 
June 2022  $48.30 
May 2022  $40.25 
April 2022  $43.82 
March 2022  $42.00 
Feb. 2022  $49.97 
Jan. 2022  $43.92 
Dec. 2021  $36.60 
Nov. 2021  $30.51 
Oct. 2021  $30.50 
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Closed Title:Q&A: Increases in Fuel Costs
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JEA customers are seeing higher charges on their electric bills because we continue to face steep costs for the fuel we use to generate electricity. Natural gas prices will remain high in the coming months and take a continued toll on JEA customers as we pass along that cost.

 

What are the reasons for the increase in fuel costs?

The fuel rate is JEA’s cost to buy fuel to make electricity. The cost of natural gas, a significant part of our fuel mix that we use to generate power, is the highest it has been in almost 15 years. Geopolitical conflicts like the war in Ukraine have removed Russian gas from many markets and caused a spike natural gas prices worldwide.

 

Where can I find fuel cost rates in advance of the next month’s adjustment?

JEA fuel cost rates are published on jea.com/rates under Monthly Fuel Rates Table. 

 

Why are fuel costs still high even though prices at the gas pump are dropping?

We proactively hedge our natural gas power purchases months in advance to minimize major fluctuations in pricing. The fluctuations in natural gas costs are similar to what you may see at the gas pump but are affected by different market conditions such as pipeline and terminal disruptions, natural gas storage inventories, demand for use in electric generation due to the weather, and much more. These conditions are currently keeping natural gas prices high.

 

Why does JEA’s fuel charge fluctuate each month?

In December 2021, JEA started updating its fuel charge monthly instead of annually, which results in customer bills rising or falling with fuel prices. The monthly changes help us keep up with real-time energy costs. This process provides more transparency for customers and flexibility for JEA to adjust as fuel prices continue to fluctuate.

 

Will the fuel rate fluctuations continue throughout the winter?

We expect to see fuel prices remain high throughout 2022 and early 2023. Please visit back to this page for the latest rate changes.

 

Why doesn’t JEA keep rates stable, as they were before Dec. 2021?

The current process provides more transparency for customers and flexibility for JEA to adjust as fuel prices continue to fluctuate. 

 

What does JEA do to manage fuel costs?

We proactively hedge our natural gas, a strategy to reduce or eliminate exposure to volatile and potentially rising fuel costs. JEA also procures other fuels and purchase power months in advance to minimize major fluctuations in pricing. Also, JEA limits the month-over-month increase in the fuel charge to no more than 20%

 

Do fuel charges cover any JEA expenses unrelated to fuel, such as salaries or the new headquarters?

No. Fuel charges are a pass-through cost, and when JEA’s cost of fuel goes down, we will be able to pass those savings along to customers on a monthly basis.

 

What is JEA doing to help customers struggling to pay higher utility bills?

We continue to manage our business the best way we can so we can have affordable rates for our customers. We also:

  • Suspended disconnections from Aug. 1 – Sept. 18, 2022, to provide extra time for customers to set up bill-pay solutions or reach out to community resources.
  • We have made it easier to qualify for catching up on overdue bills through payment arrangements that allow customers to pay off balances interest-free over nine months.
  • Customers who have good payment histories are now able to get refunds of deposits after 12 months instead of 24 months so that money is in their hands faster.
  • Starting Oct. 1, 2022, we will stop charging fees for the use of a credit or debit card to pay your bill. 

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Water, Electric and Sewer Rates

If you are unsure of what the terms below mean, please reference our Glossary of Electric Terms or our Glossary of Water and Sewer Terms.

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Closed Title:Residential Electric Rates
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This rate is designed for all residential customers. There is no demand charge, as it is incorporated into the energy charge. Customers in this class include single family homes, individually metered apartments, and some common areas at apartment complexes and home owner associations.

Residential Electric Rates
Basic Monthly Charge Energy Rate per kWh Fuel Rate per kWh Envrionmental Rate per kWh Total Rate per kWh
$5.50 $0.07171 $0.08346 $0.00062 $0.15579

Plus the following taxes and fees as determined by the city or county:

Residential Electric Fees and Taxes by County
Duval County Atlantic Beach
3% Franchise Fee
2.5641% Gross Receipts Tax
10% Public Service Tax
6.5574% Franchise Fee
2.7322% Gross Receipts Tax
5% Public Service Tax
Baldwin Clay County
6.5574% Franchise Fee
2.7322% Gross Receipts Tax
10% Public Service Tax
6.5574% Franchise Fee
2.7322% Gross Receipts Tax
4% Public Service Tax on usage over 500 kWh
Orange Park St. Johns County
3% Franchise Fee
2.5641% Gross Receipts Tax
10% Public Service Tax
2.5641% Gross Receipts Tax over 500 kWh
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Closed Title:Residential Water, Sewer and Irrigation Rates
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This rate is designed for all residential customers. There is no demand charge, as it is incorporated into the energy charge. Customers in this class include single family homes, individually metered apartments, and some common areas at apartment complexes and home owner associations.

Residential water, sewer and irrigation rates
Rate Class kGal per Tier Water Rate per kGal Environmental Rate per kGal
Water
  1-6 $0.93 $0.37
  7-20 $2.60 $0.37
  > 20 $5.60 $0.37
Sewer
  1-6 $4.94 $0.37
  7-20 $6.02 $0.37
  > 20 $0.00 $0.00
Irrigation/Reclaimed
  1-14 $2.60 $0.37
  > 14 $5.60 $0.37

Plus the following monthly charges as determined by the meter size:

Residential Monthly Water and Sewer Charges as Determined by meter size
Rate Class Meter Size Basic Monthly Charge
Water ⅝"
¾"
1"
1 ½"
2"
$12.60
$18.90
$31.50
$63.00
$100.80
Sewer ⅝"
¾"
1"
1 ½"
2"
$14.10
$21.15
$35.25
$70.50
$112.80
Irrigation/Reclaimed* ⅝"
¾"
1"
1 ½"
2"
$12.60
$18.90
$31.50
$63.00
$100.80

For Duval County Customers Only 

Plus the following taxes and fees:

  • 3% Franchise Fee on water, sewer and irrigation (but not on reclaimed irrigation)
  • 10% Public Service Tax on water and irrigation

There are no taxes or fees on water, sewer, or irrigation services outside of Duval County.

*An additional $6 per bill is added for reclaimed irrigation service.

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Closed Title:General Service Electric Rates (Small Commercial)
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Commercial Customers with less than 75 kW demand. This rate is designed for small commercial customers. There is no demand charge as it is incorporated into the energy charge. Customers in this class include small stand-alone businesses, businesses in strip malls, convenience stores, ATM machines including some small manufacturers with just a few pieces of machinery.

General Service Electric Rates (Small Commercial)
Rate Class Basic Monthly Charge Energy Rate per kWh Fuel Rate per kWh Envrionmental Rate per kWh Total Rate per kWh
General Service
Standard $9.25 $0.06630 $0.08346 $0.00062 $0.15038
General Service Time of Day
On Peak $21.00 $0.12368 $0.08908 $0.00062 $0.21338
Off Peak   $0.04071 $0.08099 $0.00062 $0.12232

Plus the following taxes and fees as determined by the city or county:

General Service Electric Fees and Taxes by County
Duval County Atlantic Beach
3% Franchise Fee
2.5641% Gross Receipts Tax
10 % Public Service Tax
8.45% (6.95% + 1.50%) Sales Tax on the first $5,000,
6.95% Sales Tax on remaining bill over $5,000
6.5574% Franchise Fee
2.7322% Gross Receipts Tax
5% Public Service Tax
8.45% (6.95% + 1.50%) Sales Tax on the first $5,000,
6.95% Sales Tax on remaining bill over $5,000
Baldwin Clay County
6.5574% Franchise Fee
2.7322% Gross Receipts Tax
10% Public Service Tax
8.45% (6.95% + 1.50%) Sales Tax on the first $5,000,
6.95% Sales Tax on remaining bill over $5,000
6.5574% Franchise Fee
2.7322% Gross Receipts Tax
4% Public Service Tax
8.45% (6.95% + 1.50%) Sales Tax on the first $5,000
6.95% Sales Tax on remaining bill over $5,000
Orange Park St. Johns County
6.5574% Franchise Fee
2.7322% Gross Receipts Tax
8.45% (6.95% + 1.50%) Sales Tax on the first $5,000,
6.95% Sales Tax on remaining bill over $5,000
10% Public Service Tax
2.5641% Gross Receipts Tax
7.45% Sales Tax on the first $5,000
6.95% Sales Tax on remaining bill over $5,000
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Closed Title:General Service Demand Electric Rates (Large Commercial)
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Commercial Customers with greater than 75 kW but less than 1,000 kW demand. This rate is designed for large commercial customers. Customers in this class include large stand-alone businesses, restaurants, and mid-sized manufacturers. The Optional rate listed below, which has the demand charge included in the energy charge, is designed for low load factor customers such as churches and low use buildings such as fraternities and lodges.

General Service Demand Electric Rates (Large Commercial)
Rate Class Basic Monthly Charge Demand Rate per kW Energy Rate per kWh  Fuel Rate per kWh Environmental Rate per kWh Total Rate per kWh
General Service Demand
Standard $85.00 $8.40 $0.03538 $0.08346 $0.00062 $0.11946
Optional  $85.00    $0.08264 $0.08346 $0.00062 $0.16672
General Service Demand Time of Day
On Peak $85.00 $8.53 $0.06641 $0.08926 $0.00062 $0.15629
Off Peak   $4.93 $0.02267 $0.08112 $0.00062 $0.10441

Plus the following taxes and fees as determined by the city or county:

General Service Demand Electric Fees and Taxes by County
Duval County Atlantic Beach
2.5641% Gross Receipts Tax
3% Franchise Fee 
10% Public Service Tax
8.45% (6.95% + 1.50%) Sales Tax on the first $5,000
6.95% Sales Tax on remaining bill over $5,000
6.5574% Franchise Fee
2.7322% Gross Receipts Tax
5% Public Service Tax
8.45% (6.95% + 1.50%) Sales Tax on the first $5,000,
6.95% Sales Tax on remaining bill over $5,000
Baldwin Clay County
6.5574% Franchise Fee
2.7322% Gross Receipts Tax
10% Public Service Tax
8.45% (6.95% + 1.50%) Sales Tax on the first $5,000,
6.95% Sales Tax on remaining bill over $5,000
6.5574% Franchise Fee
2.7322% Gross Receipts Tax
4% Public Service Tax
8.45% (6.95% + 1.50%) Sales Tax on the first $5,000
6.95% Sales Tax on remaining bill over $5,000
Orange Park St. Johns County
6.5574% Franchise Fee
2.7322% Gross Receipts Tax
8.45% (6.95% + 1.50%) Sales Tax on the first $5,000,
6.95% Sales Tax on remaining bill over $5,000
10% Public Service Tax
2.5641% Gross Receipts Tax
7.45% Sales Tax on the first $5,000
6.95% Sales Tax on remaining bill over $5,000
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Closed Title:General Service Large Demand Electric Rates (Industrial)
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Industrial Customers with greater than 1,000 kW demand. This rate is designed for very large commercial and industrial customers. Customers in this class include large, stand-alone retailers and large manufacturers. Contact Commercial Customer Care or your account executive for information about other rates available.

General Service Large Demand Electric Rates (Industrial)
Rate Class Basic Monthly Charge Demand Rate per kW  Energy Rate per kWh Fuel Rate per kWh Environmental Rate per kWh Total Rate per kWh
General Service Large Demand
Standard  $335.00 $12.16 $0.02639 $0.08346 $0.00062 $0.11047
General Service Large Demand Time of Day
On Peak $350.00 $12.31 $0.05022 $0.08929 $0.00062 $0.14013
Off Peak   $7.13 $0.01717 $0.08120 $0.00062 $0.09899

Plus the following taxes and fees as determined by the city or county:

General Service Large Demand Electric Fees and Taxes by County
Duval County Atlantic Beach
2.5641% Gross Receipts Tax
3% Franchise Fee
10% Public Service Tax
8.45% (6.95% + 1.50%) Sales Tax on the first $5,000,
6.95% Sales Tax on remaining bill over $5,000
6.5574% Franchise Fee
2.7322% Gross Receipts Tax
5% Public Service Tax
8.45% (6.95% + 1.50%) Sales Tax on the first $5,000,
6.95% Sales Tax on remaining bill over $5,000
Baldwin Clay County
6.5574% Franchise Fee
2.7322% Gross Receipts Tax
10% Public Service Tax
8.45% (6.95% + 1.50%) Sales Tax on the first $5,000,
6.95% Sales Tax on remaining bill over $5,000
6.5574% Franchise Fee
2.7322% Gross Receipts Tax
4% Public Service Tax
8.45% (6.95% + 1.50%) Sales Tax on the first $5,000
6.95% Sales Tax on remaining bill over $5,000
Orange Park St. Johns County
6.5574% Franchise Fee
2.7322% Gross Receipts Tax
8.45% (6.95% + 1.50%) Sales Tax on the first $5,000,
6.95% Sales Tax on remaining bill over $5,000
10% Public Service Tax
2.5641% Gross Receipts Tax
7.45% Sales Tax on the first $5,000
6.95% Sales Tax on remaining bill over $5,000
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Closed Title:Standby and Supplemental Electric Rate (Larger Commercial/Industrial)
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Industrial Customers with greater than 1,000 kW demand. This rate is designed for very large commercial and industrial customers. Customers in this class include large, stand-alone retailers and large manufacturers. Contact Commercial Customer Care or your account executive for information about other rates available.

Standby and Supplemental Electric Rates
Rate Class Basic Monthly Charge Facilities Demand Rate per kW  Supplemental Demand Rate per kW Standby Demand Rate per kW Energy Rate per kWh Fuel Rate per kWh Environmental Rate per kWh Total Rate per kWh
SS1 - GSD TOD
On Peak $85.00 $1.25 $7.28 $1.04 $0.06641 $0.08926 $0.00062 $0.15269
Off Peak         $0.02267 $0.08112 $0.00062 $0.10441
SS1 - GSLD TOD
On Peak $350.00 $0.96 $11.35 $1.62 $0.05022 $0.08929 $0.00062 $0.14013
Off Peak         $0.01717 $0.08120 $0.00062 $0.09899
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Closed Title:Commercial Water, Sewer and Irrigation Rates
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Commercial Water, Sewer and Irrigation Rates
Rate Class Meter Size Basic Monthly Charge kGal per Tier Water Rate per kGal Environmental Rate per kGal
Water ⅝" $12.60 < 8" $1.49 $0.37
  ¾" $18.90      
  1" $31.50      
  1 ½" $63.00      
  2" $100.80      
  3" $201.60      
  4" $315.00      
  6" $630.00      
  8" $1,008.00      
  10" $1,974.55 > 8" meters $1.24 $0.37
  12" $3,691.55   $1.24 $0.37
Sewer ⅝" $21.15 All sizes $6.02 $0.37
  ¾" $31.73      
  1" $52.88      
  1 ½" $105.75      
  2" $169.20      
  3" $338.40      
  4" $528.75      
  6" $1,057.50      
  8" $1,692.00      
  10" $2,432.25      
  12" $4,547.25      
Irrigation/Reclaimed ⅝" $12.60 1-14 $3.44 $0.37
  ¾" $18.90 > 14  $3.96  $0.37 
  1" $31.50      
  1 ½" $63.00      
  2" $100.80      
  3" $201.60      
  4" $315.00      
  6" $630.00      

For Duval County Customers Only 

Plus the following taxes and fees:

  • 3% Franchise Fee on water, sewer and irrigation (but not on reclaimed irrigation)
  • 10% Public Service Tax on water and irrigation

There are no taxes or fees on water, sewer, or irrigation services outside of Duval County.

*An additional $6 per bill is added for reclaimed irrigation service.

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Closed Title:Multi-Family Water, Sewer and Irrigation Rates
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Multi-Family Water, Sewer and Irrigation Rates
Rate Class Meter Size Basic Monthly Charge kGal per Tier Water Rate per kGal Environmental Rate per kGal
Water ⅝" $18.41 All sizes $1.00 $0.37
  ¾" $27.62      
  1" $46.03      
  1 ½" $92.05      
  2" $147.28      
  3" $294.56      
  4" $460.25      
  6" $920.50      
  8" $1,472.80      
  10" $2,117.15      
  12" $3,958.15      
Sewer ⅝" $24.68 All sizes $6.02 $0.37
  ¾" $37.01      
  1" $61.69      
  1 ½" $123.38      
  2" $197.40      
  3" $394.80      
  4" $616.88      
  6" $1,233.75      
  8" $1,974.00      
  10" $2,837.63      
  12" $5,305.13      
Irrigation/Reclaimed* ⅝" $12.60 1-14 $3.44 $0.37
  ¾" $18.90 > 14  $3.96  $0.37 
  1" $31.50      
  1 ½" $63.00      
  2" $100.80      
  3" $201.60      
  4" $315.00      
  6" $630.00      

For Duval County Customers Only 

Plus the following taxes and fees:

  • 3% Franchise Fee on water, sewer and irrigation (but not on reclaimed irrigation)
  • 10% Public Service Tax on water and irrigation

There are no taxes or fees on water, sewer, or irrigation services outside of Duval County.

*An additional $6 per bill is added for reclaimed irrigation service.

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Rate Options

  • SolarSmart
    JEA SolarSmart gives residential and business customers who do not have solar panels an option to benefit from solar energy and to demonstrate their commitment to improving the environment. 
  • SolarMax
    Through JEA SolarMax, large commercial customers can choose to have up to 100 percent of their business’s energy needs met by solar power. 

Understanding Commercial Electric Rates

When talking with commercial customers about their utility bill, the conversation inevitably leads to a discussion about rates. Although the rates are important, the bill is predominantly tied to the facility’s consumption, rather than the rate.
Learn About Commercial Electric Rates

Tariff Schedules

JEA’s tariffs cover rising operating costs, as well as the rising construction costs of replacing and refurbishing aging utility infrastructure. All tariffs are approved by JEA’s board of directors and filed with the Public Service Commission in Tallahassee.

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