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.
The monthly expense for each meter, including billing and payment processing.
Service Availability charge = $22.50 per month
Bluebonnet Residential Service
The cost of delivering electricity to each member.
Bluebonnet Residential Service = $0.033047 per kWh
($0.033047 x 1,000 kWh)
Wholesale Power Cost
The cost Bluebonnet pays its power providers for generating and delivering electricity (Wholesale Power Cost) plus a possible adjustment based on fluctuations in generating costs (Power Cost Recovery Factor).
Wholesale Power Charge rate = $0.058936 per kWh
Power Cost Recovery Factor (PCRF) rate = -$0.001 (Variable)
($0.05794 x 1,000 kWh)
The value for the electricity that is returned to the grid = 0.061558 (updates annually).
($0.61558 x 500 kWh)
Total of wholesale power, residential service and service availability costs, minus member production credit, for billing period.
(based on 1,000 kWh consumption and 500 kWh solar production)