I do not understand my bill. Can I get an explanation?

All residential bills have 3 basic components:

  1. A minimum Customer Service Charge, which is $22.50 per month, applicable to each meter.
  2. Our Tariffs or Rate (measured in kWh or kilowatt-hours, the industry standard for measuring the amount of energy that passes through your meter and into your home. If you had ten 100-watt lightbulbs burning for one hour that would require 1 kWh of energy) The Winter Rate is $.05184 per kWh for the months of January and February. The Summer Rate is $.06484 per kWh for the months of March through December. See our Rates & Fees section for more details.
  3. Power Cost Recovery Factor (PCRF). A charge for each kWh purchased that may vary from month to month based on the wholesale cost of power.

Your bill may also include a charge for Security Lights. Each Security Light has a basic charge and an associated PCRF based on the number of kWh each light consumes. Rates for the various types of Security Lights are available in our Rates & Fees section.

See a detailed breakdown of your bill by visiting our Understanding Your Bill page.