Electric service charges were always included in the total amount billed for electricity in our old billing system. Fortunately, our new billing system allows us to be more transparent with the cost of service, which is why you see the charge split out.
You can confirm this for yourself by looking at your May 2023 electric bill. This is the bill from the last month bills were generated in the old billing system. Take your total bill amount, subtract the service charge as shown below, then divide that number by the appropriate price per kilowatt hour. The result will match the amount of electricity used (billed) for the month.
- Service charge = $20.00
- Rate per kilowatt hour = $ 0.1088
SMALL COMMERCIAL BUSINESS ELECTRIC
- Service charge = $25.00
- Rate per kilowatt hour = $ 0.1155
LARGE COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL BUSINESS ELECTRIC
- Service charge = $60.00
- Rate per kilowatt hour = $ 0.1127