Understanding Your Bill

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Helpful Information About Your WBMLP Electric Bill

Here are answers to common Electric Bill questions. See the sample bill on this page. Definitions to bill categories are just below.

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  • By Mail using the enclosed envelope that comes with your bill.
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  • By stopping by our office with Cash or a Check.
  • By Automatic Payment. Click here for more details, or here to download an Automatic Payment Authorization Form.

Explaining Your WBMLP Bill

Taking It From The Top

Title Description
"Discount" and "Net due if received by" This is the total amount due for the month, minus the early payment discount, if applicable.
"Rate Code" This is your type of account. R = Residential Rate.
(See WBMLP's Rates Page for other categories.)
"Meter Reading Present" This is our most recent meter reading. You can read the meter yourself by looking at the digit display on the meter.
"kWh Used" This is how many kWh's (the amount of electricity that you consumed) during the month.
"Days in Cycle" The number of days between meter readings. (There were 28 days in the sample billing cycle.)
"Actual Monthly Usage" This area allows you to see your monthly energy consumption history over the past 12 months.
"Avg Daily Usage" This is the kWh's per day that you consume. Look for trends and determine what appliances in your home that may be contributing to higher consumption.
"Customer Charge" This is the amount WBMLP charges to cover our fixed expenses, no matter how many kWh's you consume.
"Distribution Charge" This is the amount WBMLP charges to cover our fixed expenses, no matter how many kWh's you consume.
"Purchased Power Adjustment" The Purchased Power Adjustment helps us adjust the bills up or down to account for fluctuating market power and transmission costs.
"PASNY Credit" A discount on all residential bills as a result of WBMLP purchasing very inexpensive hydroelectricity energy from the Niagara and St. Lawrence River.
"Discount if Payment Received by:" WBMLP Customers receive a 10% discount if they pay their monthly bill within 10 days.
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