Gas and Electric Usage Bill
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.
28. Rotating Outage Block
This is your Rotating Outage Block with sub-block information.
29. Prior Meter Read and Current Meter Read
The reading on your meter at the beginning and end of the billing period.
The difference between the prior and current meter reads.
31. Meter Constant
A factor that converts electric meter read differences to kilo watt hours (kwh).
The amount of electricity used in a billing period, in kwh.
33. Net Charges
The cost of your electric service including the 10% rate reduction, energy surcharges, and any applicable discounts.
34. Electric Charge Breakdown
Generation – For bundled service customers, this charge is established to pay for electricity using generation rates found in each rate schedule. For DA customers, this charge consists of Direct Access Cost Responsibility Surcharge (DA-CRS) as set forth in Schedule EC.
Transmission – The cost of transmitting electricity from power plants, over high-voltage lines and towers, to the distribution system.
Distribution – A charge for the lower-voltage system of power lines, poles, substations and transformers directly connected to homes and businesses.
Public Purpose Programs – Funds efforts considered by law to benefit society, such as low-income ratepayer assistance and energy efficiency.
Nuclear Decommissioning – A fee to restore plant sites to as near their original condition as possible once they are shut down.
Trust Transfer Amount (TTA) – The cost of repaying state-authorized bonds used to refinance - at better terms - a portion of past investments previously included in rates and authorized by the CPUC. This charge applies only to accounts qualified for the 10 % rate reduction.
DWR Bond Charge – This charge recovers the cost of bonds issued to finance a portion of the historic cost of power purchased by California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to serve electric customers. DWR bond revenues are collected on behalf of DWR and do not belong to PG&E. The DWR Bond Charge is imbedded in current rates and it is not a rate increase.
Ongoing CTC – The charge for the cost of electricity that is in excess of other market price, as determined by the CPUC.
Energy Cost Recovery Amount – These charges are approved by the CPUC and authorized by California Public Utilities Code Section 848 et seq. The purpose of these charges is to pay the principal, interest, and other costs associated with Energy Recovery Bonds (Bonds) that were issued by a Special Purpose Entity (SPE). One of these charges is the Dedicated Rate Component (DRC), which is $0.00393 per kWh. The right to receive DRC revenues has been transferred to the SPE and does not belong to PG&E. This right is called Recovery Property. PG&E collects the DRC on behalf of the SPE, which uses these funds to pay Bond principal, interest, and other Bond-related costs. The SPE transferred the net Bond proceeds to PG&E to purchase Recovery Property from PG&E. PG&E used the proceeds from the sale of Recovery Property to refinance its bankruptcy Regulatory Asset, which was established by the Commission to help finance PG&E’s emergence from bankruptcy.
35. Total Charges
The total of your electric charges.