We want to sell our members reliable electricity, but only as much as they need. We’re here to help our members understand how they use energy, how they can save energy and how to read their energy bill.
The key components of understanding your bill, and those that you have the most control over, are in the first two or three lines of the detail section (as noted below). The first line indicates all of the kilowatt-hours (KWHs) that are used during the on-peak hours of 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The second and third lines indicate the kilowatt-hours that are used the other nineteen hours of the day from 9:01 pm to 3:59 pm. This section takes two lines to demonstrate calculations because the first 750 KWHs are billed at a different rate than the remaining off-peak KWHs. Some members may only see two lines of calculations in this section if they do not exceed 750 kilowatt-hours during the off-peak hours.
As you can see in the graphic, the on-peak energy is billed at a rate of $0.16/kilowatt-hour (KWH); the first 750 KWHs of the off-peak energy is billed at $0.08/KWH and any off-peak usage over 750 KWH is billed at $0.0649/kWh.
The next line on the bill labeled as Power Cost Adjustment is applied to all kilowatt-hours used. This charge reflects the difference between the actual cost of power and the amount included in the base energy rates noted above.
The Basic Service Charge is applied to every account. Single phase accounts are charged $39.50 and three phase accounts are charged $75.00. The Basic Service Charge on the second meter for Heat Plus accounts is $3.50. These charges represent the costs of bringing service to your property and are applied whether or not you use any electricity at all.