Along with the charges for monthly energy use, commercial electric bills may contain charges for demand, facilities, metering and customer service, and a variety of state and local fees and taxes. They include:
- Energy Charge. The portion of the amount billed for electric service that represents the kilowatthours of electricity used.
- Demand Charge. The portion of the amount billed for electric service that represents the kilowatts of maximum demand supplied.
- Facilities Charge. The portion of the bill that covers infrastructure costs for power delivery. This charge is based on the highest monthly kilowatt demand supplied over the last 12 months.
- Customer Charge. A fixed monthly charge which covers KCP&L's costs to meter and bill your account, and to provide customer service.
- ECA Charge (Kansas only). An energy cost adjustment (ECA) is a method of billing costs incurred by KCP&L in producing and purchasing electricity. This cost is offset by the sale of electricity to other utilities during times of low customer demand. Prior to January 1, 2008, this cost was included in the Energy Charge portion of the bill.
- EER Charge (Kansas only). A monthly energy efficiency rider (EER) charge that recovers costs incurred by KCP&L in developing energy efficiency programs on behalf of Kansas customers.
- Franchise Fee. A municipal fee charged to KCP&L by your city for the right to bring utility lines across city property in order to serve you. We are required to list this fee separately on your bill.
- State Sales Tax. A tax applicable to taxable sales made within your state.
- City Sales Tax. A tax applicable to taxable sales made within your city.
- County Sales Tax. A tax applicable to taxable sales made within your county.
- Area Light Charge. KCP&L's monthly cost to lease and maintain dusk-to-dawn lighting for your facility.
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