Reading Your Electric Bill

Residential Customers

  1. Statement Date – This is the date your bill was processed.
  2. Cycle/Route-this is the cycle and route your meter is read in.
  3. Account Number – This is your personal identification number that Pascoag Utility District uses to identify your service location.
  4. Payment Date – This is the date that the total amount due on your account must be paid by. Please allow 7 days for processing, prior to the due date.
  5. Customer Charge – The basic cost of providing service, such as metering, meter reading and billing. These fixed costs are unaffected by the actual amount of electricity you use.
  6. Distribution Charge – This is the cost of getting the electricity from Pascoag’s sub-station to your home or business.
  7. Transition Charge – Prior to electric deregulation, Pascoag entered into a purchase power agreement for a unit entitlement of the Seabrook Nuclear Unit. This contract extends through 2020. It is the cost of energy and capacity from this plant that relates to Pascoag’s Transition Charge.
  8. Transmission Charge – The cost of getting electricity from the generating station to Pascoag’s sub-station.
  9. Conservation Charge – This cost, an assessment of all kilowatt-hours sold, is used to fund Pascoag’s conservation programs. Programs offered include appliance and window rebates, incentives for installing Energy Star heating equipment, free home energy audits, lighting and heating incentives for commercial customers and many other programs.
  10. Renewable Energy – The cost to fund Renewable Energy Projects. This money is forwarded to the State of Rhode Island.
  11. Standard Offer – The charge for Pascoag Electric to provide energy to its customers. This is the portion of the bill that customers can “shop” for. For a complete listing of Non-Regulated Power Producers, please visit the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commissioner’s website at
  12. Pascoag Public Streetlight– the cost to all residents of Pascoag for public street lighting in the village of Pascoag.
  13. PPRFC– purchase power restricted fund credit
  14. Current Services Total – The total amount of your current bill.
  15. Usage History – This is a summary of your usage history for the past 12 months.
  16. Payment Stub – This is the portion of the bill that is detached and mailed in with the check. It is important to mail your stub with your check so PUD knows which account to apply the check to. Make sure that you use the return envelope provided w/your bill to forward your payment for prompt credit to your account.

If you have any questions on your electric bill, call the District office during normal business hours to speak with a Customer Service Representative.

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