How to Read Your Bill
Delmarva Power Customers
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- Payment Coupon
Return this coupon with your payment to ensure fast, efficient processing. The coupon shows your account number, the total amount you owe and the date the payment is due.
- Electric Delivery Summary
This section of your bill provides a convenient summary of your charges and payments received. If you need to contact Customer Care, you’ll find our business and emergency phone numbers and our address on each bill. Your account number is listed for easy reference.
- For Your Information
Check this section each month for messages about your monthly savings due to New Jersey Energy Choice and the average annual price to use in comparing electric supply offers.
- Billing Information
The billing month, service location and account number are listed again for easy reference.
- Electric Meter Information
Your meter readings and total usage for the month.
Electric Delivery Charges
This section provides a detailed breakdown of your charges for the month:
The cost of bringing electricity to the service location through poles and wires.
The number of days in the billing period and your rate schedule.
The costs of providing service, including meter reading, billing and maintenance.
This is the price you pay for an electric company to deliver (or distribute) electricity through its poles and wires. Charges are listed in increments based on kWh usage.
Market Transition Charge
The costs associated with the transition to a competitive electric market.
Net Non-Utility Generation Charge
Costs associated with purchase power contracts with non-utility generators.
Societal Benefits Charge
Costs associated with state-mandated social programs.
Regulatory Assets Recovery Charge
Costs associated with deferred, regulator-approved expenses incurred as part of a utility’s obligation to serve the public.
Total Electric Delivery Charges
The total charges for electric delivery for the month.
The cost of generating or purchasing the electricity you use and transporting that electricity to your local substation. If you choose an alternate supplier, these charges would be replaced by the electric supplier’s charges.
The charge for transporting electricity from power plants to local substations.
Basic Generation Service Charge
The charge for generating or buying power for customers who are not receiving their electric supply from an alternate supplier.
Total Electric Supply Charges
The total of the electric supply charges for the month.
Total Electric Charges
The combined total of all charges for the month, including both delivery and supply charges.
NOTE: Depending on your rate schedule, you may see different charges on your actual bill.
- Your Electric Energy Comparison
Residential and small commercial customers will receive a quick, "at-a-glance" view of their energy usage in this personalized energy chart.
For more information about your bill format, call 1-800-375-7117.