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Smart Choice Rate

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Control your use at the right time to control your bill

The Smart Choice Rate is an innovative rate program that gives you a simple way to reduce your annual electric bill. Best of all, Smart Choice makes budgeting easy by minimizing fluctuation in power bills.

Smart Choice Rate and your bill

By lowering your use during peak hours just a little, you can lower your annual cost of service. With the Smart Choice Rate, your peak service charge is determined by the highest energy need that you demand during Cobb EMC’s peak conservation hours. The peak service charge that you set will affect your rate for up to the next 12 months. That’s why it’s important to conserve energy during the peak conservation hours.

Let’s take a look at three scenarios* using the same amount of electricity—1000 kWh

Know your peak conservation hours

Peak hours are determined by the times of day when energy is in highest demand. Cobb EMC’s peak hours usually occur in a five-hour window from June through September, between 2-7 p.m. On specified days when peak use heightens – peak notification days – we’ll ask you to conserve energy from 2-7 p.m. We call these peak conservation hours.

Sign up for Cobb EMC newsletters and updates to stay informed about peak notification days. And don’t forget to download the SmartHub app today.

Members will be notified a day before the peak conservation hours are expected via:

  • Email: If we don’t have your correct email address, you may not receive the notifications. Click here to update your email address or call our member care center at 770-429-2100.
  • Website
  • SmartHub
  • Social media: Facebook and Twitter
  • Phone: Dial (770) 429-2223 to check if it’s a peak notification day
Rate details

Read our flyer for an overview of the Smart Choice Rate. Para información en español, haga clic aquí.


View our list of Frequently Asked Questions.




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