How We Calculate Your Monthly Charges/Credits

Our electric rate consists of two charges on your monthly bill: Wholesale Power Cost and Bluebonnet residential service, which includes a service availability fee. As a renewable member, you could have a production credit for the kWh that you deliver to the grid. In addition, members who live in cities that use electricity provided by Bluebonnet may be charged a franchise fee by the city.

Wholesale Power Cost

The cost Bluebonnet has to pay its power providers for generating and delivering electricity to its electric substations (Wholesale Power Cost) plus a possible adjustment based on fluctuations in generating costs (Power Cost Recovery Factor is not included).

Wholesale Power Charge rate = $0.058936 per kWh
Power Cost Recovery Factor (PCRF) rate = -$0.0035 (Variable)

($0.05543 x 1,000 kWh)
Bluebonnet Residential Service

The cost of delivering electricity to each member.

Bluebonnet Residential Service = $0.033047 per kWh

($0.033047 x 1,000 kWh)
Member Production

The value for the electricity that is returned to the grid = 0.0606310 (updates annually).

($0.0606310 x 500 kWh)
Service Availability

The monthly expense for each meter, including billing and payment processing.

Service Availability charge = $22.50 per month

Flat fee
Total Charge

Total of wholesale power, residential service and service availability costs, minus member production, for billing period.  This could be a credit if production exceeds costs.

(based on 1,000 kWh use
and 500 kWh member production)

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