Rates and Rules
Just like you manage your household budget, 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 for security and comfort.
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 your itemized
charges or you can review a typical bill
for a WMECo residential customer.
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 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
Your current rate schedule is indicated at the top of
your bill. All charges are per kilowatt hour (kWh) unless
noted. In addition to rates for standard electric service,
WMECo offers rates for customer who heat with electricity
and monthly credits for customers willing to allow WMECo to
control when their electric water heater operates. To better
understand your rate and view other rate options, see WMECo's
residential rate schedules.
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.
|2013 Residential Basic Service
|R1, R2, R3, R4
* Please note, approved Basic Service prices shown above include a Basic Service Adder
of $0.00112 per kWh.