Understanding My Electric Bill
To help you better understand your electric bill, below is an example of a typical residential bill.
Billing Charge Definitions
Transmission: The charge for delivery of electricity over the high-voltage power lines from the generation company to Eversource.
Distribution: Eversource charges for delivery of electricity over poles and wires to homes and businesses.
Competitive Transition Assessment (CTA): The charge that allows the electric distribution company to recover restructuring-related stranded costs. Depending on the rate, the CTA charge may be broken down into two parts, based on either On Peak or Off Peak consumption or on stepped kilowatt-hour consumption. The Prod/Trans Demand Charge is the Production/Transmission Demand Charge showing the highest average 30-minute kilowatt demand for the month.
Combined Public Benefits: Represents a combination of the Conservation and Load Management charge, Renewable Energy Investment Charge and Systems Benefits Charge.
Federally Mandated Congestion Charge (FMCC): Delivery: A federally mandated charge related to the reliability of supply delivered by the electric system
CT Mfgr's Get CR: Gross Earnings Tax credit for manufacturers with SIC codes between 2000 and 3999.
Transmission Adj Clause: The Transmission Adjustment Clause charge reflects transmission costs approved by the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission.
If you receive an estimated bill, the amount due on the bill is an approximation of your monthly electric use based on past bills and usage.
Normally our meter readers directly get an actual read from your meter each month. However, there are times when this isn't possible - either because the meter is located inside and you are not home to provide access, inclement weather, obstacles blocking the meter (such as shrubs) or some other unusual situation.
Upon receiving an estimated bill you have two options:
- Wait for your next scheduled meter read and bill. After an Eversource employee makes an actual read of your meter, your next bill will be adjusted to reflect your actual usage.
- Read the meter yourself and call us at 800-558-7323 with your use. It is easy to do and we'll send a revised bill immediately.