About Your Bill - FAQs
Have you ever wondered what all the information on your electric bill means? Although the bills are designed to be easy to read, we understand some of it may be a bit confusing, so we thought it would be helpful to copy a typical bill and highlight different parts of it.
Please match up the numbers listed on the bill with the corresponding explanation.
#1 Co-op Bulletin Board – Watch this area for meeting and CWEC updates.
#2 Account Information – General information regarding your account and current billing information such as days included in this billing cycle, past & present readings, usage and type of service, i.e. residential.
#3 Activity Since Last Bill – Shows previous balance, payments, adjustments (if any) and carry over balance (again if any).
#4 Usage History - Here you will find a listing of your last 13 months usage along with a current month comparison to the previous year.
#5 Current Bill Information - For a detailed description of these charges please see below.
#6 Payment Coupon – Please return this portion with your payment.
Current Bill Information Components
This is the meat and potatoes of the bill. Included here is a breakdown of all the charges associated with this month’s bill. Included in this section you’ll find Power Costs, Transmission Costs, Distribution Charges, Facility Charge, PCA, Public Benefits, Operation Roundup and total current balance due and due date. Here is a description of what each cost is:
A. Power Costs are what we get charged per KWH plus demand from our power supplier as well as administration to procure power.
B. Transmission Costs are what ATC charges us to deliver the power to our substations as well as administrative services to secure transmission.
C. Distribution Charges are the costs associated with building and maintaining all of our poles, power lines, substations, and plant to serve all members. These are not member specific, but related to providing the facilities needed to be able to serve all members collectively.
D. Facility Charge is the expense related to the facilities directly connected to your home, such as wires and meters, and also accounting, customer programs, and collections.
E. PCA is the power cost adjustment. This amount will vary depending on power costs increasing or decreasing monthly.
F. Public Benefits is a state mandated program that goes for conservation and low-income assistance. Please contact us to see what you may be eligible for.
G. For those members who participate in Operation Roundup their monthly contribution is listed as Roundup Amount. Operation Roundup is a member funded program that provides monies for charitable and educational purposes.
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