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Your Electricity Bill

Explanation of Charges

Below is a sample electricity bill for consumers on the Regulated Price Plan (RPP) tiered or time-of-use (TOU) pricing. Move your mouse over the highlighted items to view a description for each line item.

If you have a contract with an energy retailer or are thinking about signing with one, your bill might look a little different. Click here to see how.

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kWh: The Basic Unit of Measurement

example of CFL lightbulb versus Incandescent lightbulbYour power utility measures your electricity use in kilowatt hours, abbreviated as kWh. One kilowatt hour is the same thing as using 1,000 watts of electricity for one hour. So if you run 10 100-watt light bulbs for one hour, you’ve used 1 kWh of electricity.

You could burn a 60-watt bulb for nearly 17 hours to consume the same amount of energy.

Consider replacing that same 60-watt bulb with a 15-watt compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb. The 15-watt CFL bulb produces roughly the same brightness but uses one-quarter the electricity. And it will take 67 hours to consume the same amount of electricity.

 

 

 

 

Page last updated 2014-01-13

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