Gas and Electric Usage Bill

9. Taxes

ECT – A tax we collect for the state of California based on the electric use during a billing period. This tax is $0.0002 per kilo watt hour (kwh).

Public Purpose Program Surcharge - If you are a gas customer, your bill includes a Gas Public Purpose Program (PPP) Surcharge, which is used to fund state-mandated gas assistance programs for low income customers, energy efficiency programs, and public-interest research and development.

UUT – A tax we collect for a city or county government. The tax (if any) is a percentage of your energy charges.

17. Service ID #

A new 10-digit number that uniquely identifies a customer’s service (agreement) tied to the customer’s account. The service agreement makes use of rates, billing days, metering information, and other factors in order to calculate applicable charges.

18. Rate Schedule

This identifies the type of utility service you receive and the rate schedule used to calculate your bill.

19. Meter Reading Serial

This used to be the first character of the old account number and determines when a meter is read for billing.

20. Prior Meter Read and Current Meter Read

The reading on your meter at the beginning and end of the billing period.

21. Difference

The difference between the prior and current meter reads.

22. Multiplier

A factor that converts the meter read difference to therms. The multiplier corrects for differences in elevation, delivery pressure and the heating content of natural gas.

23. Usage

The amount of gas used in a billing period, in therms.

24. Bill Segment Dates

When the rate changes within a billing period, the calculated charges are separated by the effective date of the rate change.

25. Gas Core Procurement Cost

The utility’s cost to buy natural gas and transport it to its local transportation system. The price usually changes on the fifth business day of each month.

26. Total Charges

The total charges for your gas account including any applicable utility users’ tax.

27. Usage Comparison Box

Usage comparison box now reflects usage for a single commodity.