Don't Get Stung by Minimum Usage Fees in Your Electricity Plan

Don't Get Stung by Minimum Usage Fees in Your Electricity Plan

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Jun 11, 2024

Consumers need to be wary of minimum usage fees.

Electricity plans can come with a range of hidden costs that can quickly add up, and one of the most significant culprits is the minimum usage fee. While an advertised rate of 9.5 cents per kWh might seem like a great deal, it's crucial to read the fine print before signing up.

If a plan has a minimum usage fee, it means that your electricity rate will be based on a higher usage threshold than what you might typically consume. For example, if the minimum usage fee is based on 1,500 kWh per month, and you only use 1,100 kWh, your rate could jump significantly.

While your goal might be to use as little electricity as possible to save money, a minimum usage fee could actually end up costing you more. Instead, consider looking for a plan that doesn't have any minimum usage fees and charges a slightly higher rate per kWh.


Gatby doesn't currently offer these types of plans due to number of consumers that have reached out to us with sky-high bills on a minimum usage plan.

Taking the time to read and understand the fine print of your electricity plan can save you a lot of money in the long run. Don't get stung by hidden fees - do your research and choose a plan that works for your usage habits and budget.


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Anna Thomas

Anna Thomas

Product Management Lead


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