Residential Direct Access Continuous Service
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 determines when a meter is read for billing.
20. Rotating Outage Block
- This is your Rotating Outage Block number with sub-block information.
21. 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.
23. 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.
25. Baseline Breakdown
- Baseline Quantity – The maximum usage that can be billed at the lowest price for a particular rate schedule. Baseline Quantity varies by season, climate zone and heat source.
Baseline Usage – The amount of electricity up to the Baseline Quantity.
Over Baseline Usage – The amount of electricity used above the Baseline Quantity, and billed at the higher price per kwh.
26. DA CRS - (Direct Access Cost Responsibility Surcharge)
- The charge that includes the Direct Access Cost Responsibility Surcharge for the DWR Bond and Power Charge, Competition Transition and Regulatory Asset Charges.
27. DA CRS - Exemption
- A Direct Access (DA) customer that has continuously subscribed to DA before and after February 1, 2001 and continues to be DA through September 20, 2001 shall be exempt from the paying the DWR Bond Charge and DWR Power Charge. However, all customers must pay the Competition Transition (Ongoing CTC) and Energy Cost Recovery Amount charges.
28. Franchise Fee Surcharge
- This charge is applicable to DA customers and is for franchise fees for electricity purchased from non-utility suppliers as provided in Schedule E-FFS.
29. Net Charges
- The cost of your electric service including the 10% rate reduction, energy surcharges, and any applicable discounts.
30. Electric Charge Breakdown
- 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.
Ongoing CTC – The charge for the cost of electricity that is in excess of the 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.
Franchise Fee Surcharge – This surcharge is for franchise fees for electricity purchased from non-utility suppliers as provided in Schedule E-FFS.
31. Total Charges
- The total of your electric charges.