As with any business, there are key variables that we monitor closely. They too can affect your monthly billing.
Energy Rate Component (ERC) – Provides for the recovery of the Utility's power supply costs related to fuel and purchased power and applies to all retail Electric rate classes.
Environmental Surcharge (ESC) – Provides for the recovery of the Utility's capital investment in projects required to meet Federal, State or Local environmental regulations and applies to all Electric rate classes.
Additional riders are available on electric rates for special applications. If you have any questions or believe you should be on a different billing rate, please call BPU Customer Service at 913-573-9190.