People can get angry about high utility bills. But the size of their bills is determined more by how much energy they use than rates, LaFollette Utilities Board General Manager Kenny Baird said.
Customers are charged for energy usage, per kilowatt-hour. Baird gave the illustration of filling up a gas tank. When gas costs $3 a gallon, the person filling up a 20-gallon tank will spend more money than the person filling up a 10-gallon tank.
“It’s almost all weather driven,” Baird said.