GEORGETOWN, Texas — Heads up Georgetown families, it's about to cost more to keep the lights on.

Starting Feb. 1, energy rates are going up by quite a bit.

The average utility bill will go up by $12.82 cents a month until September.

This increase is on top of another one that already went into effect this month when the base rate increased by $4.80.

Georgetown leaders said the increase is not related to its new renewable energy sources but instead was from its overestimated energy predictions. City leaders said energy prices have continued to drop and with more mild temperatures they’ve been on the hook for this extra energy.

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