The facilities charges are changing to more fairly recover the fixed costs of delivering electricity to members. This change will not completely recover these costs, but it is a move toward a fairer recovering of fixed costs. Palmetto’s fixed costs include equipment, such as poles, transformers, metering equipment, substation and other “hardware”. The fixed costs also include costs associated with accounting, customer service, operations, taxes, equipment and right-of-way maintenance. These facility charge amounts are supported in the 2013 Cost of Service Study.