- This reflects your monthly electric charges, not your total GRU bill.
- GRU bills unbundled components of the energy charge.
- These include generation, transmission, distribution, and taxable fuel.
- For some usage levels, there will be rounding differences between the bundled bill.
- See Code of Ordinances, Appendix A for detail of unbundled usage charges.
Ways to Save
The average GRU customer can keep their electric bill from going up in 2020 by cutting usage about 50 kWh per month. Follow these tips, and your bills may even go down!
- Switch your thermostat fan from "ON" to "AUTO" and you could reduce your usage by about 210 kWh per month.
- If you keep an older-model refrigerator in the garage, use it only when needed. That ’90s-era unit likely uses 80-90 kWh per month.
- Turn your water heater down to 120ºF and shorten your showers by one or two minutes to save both electricity and water.
- Wash and rinse your clothes in cold water instead of hot to save 4.2 kWh per load. Giving three loads per week the cold shoulder can reduce your use by 50 kWh per month.
- Adjust your thermostat a few degrees when you leave for the day (up in summer and down in winter). Just two degrees can change your use by 3-5%, which for an average GRU customer is about 50 kWh per month.
- Let your hair dry naturally. Hair dryers can use up to 2,500 Watts/hour, so half an hour per day is 38 kWh in a month. For added savings, forgo the 35 Watt/hour curling iron and the 75 Watt/hour flat iron.
- Leave the leaf blower in the garage and pick up the broom or rake. Electric leaf blowers use 2,500 Watts/hour, so five hours of leaf movement per week is about 50 kWh per month.