Understanding Your Electric Bill

What Are You Paying For?

Several line items make up your bill, but they really fall into four categories – all of which are driven by the amount of electricity you use.

If your electric bill was $150, the breakdown would look like this:


What do these four categories mean? 

One includes the cost of building, maintaining and operating the system that delivers reliable service to your home. Another includes state and federally mandated charges that fund financial assistance, energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.

We break it all down for you. 

See a breakdown of your bill charges

How to read your bill

Review a Sample Electric Bill

If you'd like to better understand the format of your bill, review a sample bill with definitions.

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