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As of: 6:20 AM, 5/26/22

About Your Bill

An overview of your bill, including explanations of what can cause your bill to change throughout the year.

Understanding Electricity Charges

Factors that Affect Your Bill


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Electric use
Higher or lower electricity use is the largest factor that affects your bill.
Bill period length
The length of time in your bill period varies from month to month. More days in the bill period will result in a higher bill.
Weather-related use
Hot or cold weather often means using your air conditioner or furnace more, which will increase your energy use and bill.
Credits and surcharges
Credits will reduce your monthly bill, while additional surcharges will increase it.
Electric price changes
Changes in electricity pricing could raise or lower your bill.
Peak period use
The amount of electricity you use during peak periods (usually Summer weekdays from 2 – 7 p.m.) will affect your bill.
Higher or lower electricity use is the largest factor that affects your bill. The length of time in your bill period varies from month to month. More days in the bill period will result in a higher bill. Credits will reduce your monthly bill, while additional surcharges will increase it. Changes in electricity pricing could raise or lower your bill. The amount of electricity you use during peak periods (usually Summer weekdays from 2 – 7 p.m.) will affect your bill. Hot or cold weather often means using your air conditioner or furnace more, which will increase your energy use and bill.

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Frequently Asked Questions


We charge a 2% late payment charge on unpaid energy charges.

Residential customers will be charged when you have unpaid charges that are 6 or more days past-due.

Commercial or industrial customers will be charged when you are 4 or more days past-due.
Your bill was designed to give you helpful information about your energy use, rates and saving money. The different sections may include:
  • Your energy use over time
  • Tips on saving energy and money
  • Important safety information
  • Different ways you can pay your bill
  • Important account updates
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The Energy Use Details section of this site enables you to better understand the impact of your energy use on your bill and compare your cost for each time period to see if you pay more for your electricity use during particular time of day. Knowing how you are using electricity at various times of day can help you to better understand and manage your use overall.

Click Here to View Full Energy Use Details
Yes. Consumers has plans that can help you If you are unable to pay or have fallen behind on your bill. With most programs, a past-due balance is sufficient to get help, so you don't have to wait.

Learn More About Payment Plans & Assistance