Flagstaff, Ariz. – UniSource Energy Services (UES) gas customers will pay lower natural gas rates this winter thanks to a temporary bill credit resulting from lower wholesale prices for natural gas.

The Purchased Gas Adjustor (PGA) credit of 4 cents per therm will be applied to bills from Nov. 1 through April 30, 2017, helping to reduce bills during a season when residential gas use typically reaches its peak.

UES’ request to add the credit was approved last week by the Arizona Corporation Commission. The credit is expected to reduce average residential customers’ bills by $2.88 per month. Savings will vary depending on usage.

UES offers several ways to help customers manage their winter gas bills. Signing up for Budget Billing allows customers to pay the same amount each month, eliminating seasonal bill fluctuations. The company’s Customer Assistance Residential Energy Support (CARES) program offers discounts for limited-income customers. UES also works with community organizations to provide limited, emergency bill payment assistance for qualifying customers in financial distress.

UES delivers natural gas to approximately 150,000 customers in northern and southern Arizona. It also provides electric service to approximately 93,000 customers. For more information, visit uesaz.com. UES and its parent company, UNS Energy, are subsidiaries of Fortis, Inc., which owns utilities that serve more than 3 million customers across Canada and in the United States and the Caribbean. To learn more, visit fortisinc.com.