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Rates and Rules For Business

We are a business, too, and understand the importance of controlling your operating costs to improve your bottom line. We make every effort to control our costs to keep our rates fair and reasonable. Every day, we work hard to identify ways to be more efficient and improve our productivity without sacrificing the safety and reliability of the electric service you need to run your business and be competitive in the global economy.

Your bill separates and identifies all components of your electricity costs and helps you see exactly where your charges come from. Our step-by-step guide can walk you through a sample bill of itemized charges to pinpoint items that affect your energy costs.

The delivery charges on your bill are for costs associated with the services WMECo provides to you, including delivering the electricity to your home across our poles and wires, maintenance and operations of the distribution system, billing, meter reading, and customer support and service. As each business is different, the tariff for your rate class will provide a full itemization of these charges.

As a result of restructuring, electricity is purchased as a commodity on the competitive market. WMECo incurs these costs from the providers of service and passes them on to customers

The Supplier Service Detail section indicates the entity from whom you have chosen to purchase your electricity and the charges from this supplier (assuming you do not receive a separate bill from your supplier). If you have chosen WMECo, the provision of electricity is called Basic Service, and the rate is shown in the Summary of Electric Rates (PDF:19KB). Basic Service can be a fixed rate for six months or vary from month-to-month. You can choose either option. If you do not choose, you receive the fixed rate.

2015 Small Business Basic Service
23, 24, G0, T0 January February March April May June
Fixed Price 14.431 14.431 14.431 14.431 14.431 14.431
Variable Price 18.037 17.950 13.716 12.436 11.435 12.200

2015 Medium and Large Business Basic Service
G2, T4, T2, T5 January February March April May June
Fixed Price 21.863 21.863 21.863
Variable Price 25.093 24.229 15.825

* Please note, approved Basic Service prices shown above include a Basic Service Adder of $0.00196 per kWh.

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