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Virginia Energy Choice

Price to Compare

To calculate your potential savings, determine the difference between Delmarva Power's "Price to Compare" and the price of other Electric Generation Suppliers participating in the Energy Choice Program by subtracting one from the other. If the supplier’s price is less than the "Price to Compare", you’ll save money. Multiply that difference by your average monthly kilowatt-hour (kWh) usage to determine your average monthly and annual savings.

1. Look at the "Price to Compare" chart to determine your correct rate. (cents per kWh)

Rate Class 07/01/06 06/01/07
Small General (SG) 9.45 9.07
Large General Service (LG) 9.31 8.93
General Service Primary (GSP) 8.71 8.21
Public Lighting (SL) 6.94 5.77
Private Area Lighting (PL) 6.24 5.77

The above prices are rate schedule averages.

2. The following is an example using the GS rate class.

Delmarva Power's
"Price to Compare"/kWh

Prospective Supplier* Price/kWh


Difference/kWh

Avg. Monthly kWh Usage


Avg. Monthly Savings


Avg. Annual Savings

  9.07

- 8.57


= 0.5

X 750


= $3.75
X 12

= $45.00

cents/kWh

cents/kWh


cents/kWh

*An example using a fictional price. your savings will differ based on the price of the actual supplier you choose.

3. Use the form below as a calculation worksheet.
Fill in the shaded boxes 1, 2 and 3 to calculate your monthly and annual savings.

1. Delmarva Power's Price to Compare kWh cents/kWh
2. Suppliers Price to Compare kWh cents/kWh



Difference kWh = cents/kWh
3. Average Monthly kWh Usage × kWh



Average Monthly savings = $
×12



Average Annual savings = $