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Electric Utility Glossary

Current Meter Read - The meter reading at the end of the period for which the customer is being billed

Previous Meter Read - The meter reading at the beginning of the period for which the customer is being billed

kW - Kilowatt, the standard unit for measuring electricity demand, equal to 1,000 watts

kWh - Kilowatt-hour, the standard unit for measuring electricity energy consumption, equal to 1,000 watt-hours

Energy Charge - Any charge, other than a tax or other fee, that is assessed on the basis of the customer’s energy consumption

Energy Efficiency Cost Recovery Factor - A charge approved by the Public Utility Commission to recover the electric utility’s cost of providing energy efficiency programs

Power Cost Recovery Factor (PCRF) A charge approved by the Public Utility Commission to recover the electric utility’s cost of purchasing the power needed to provide electricity to our members

Fuel Charge - A charge approved by the Public Utility Commission for the recovery of the utility’s costs for the fuel used to generate electricity

Meter Number - The number assigned by the utility to the customer’s meter

Meter Charge - A charge approved by the Public Utility Commission for metering a customer’s consumption

Miscellaneous Gross Receipts Fee - A fee assessed to recover the miscellaneous gross receipts tax imposed on utilities operating in an incorporated city or town having a population of more than 1,000

Municipal Franchise Fee - A fee assessed to compensate municipalities for the utility’s use of public rights-of-way

Advanced Metering Charge - A charge to recover the costs of an advanced metering system

Nuclear Decommissioning Fee - A charge approved by the Public Utility Commission to provide funds for the decommissioning of nuclear generating sites.

PUC Assessment - A fee assessed to recover the statutory fee for administering the Public Utility Regulatory Act

Sales Tax - Sales tax collected by authorized taxing authorities, such as the state, cities, and special purpose districts

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