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.

Service Availability

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

Service Availability charge = $22.50 per month

$22.50

Flat fee

+

Bluebonnet Residential Service

The cost of delivering electricity to each member.

Bluebonnet Residential Service = $0.033047 per kWh

$33.05

($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)

$57.94

($0.05794 x 1,000 kWh)

-

Member Production

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

-$30.32

($0.0606310 x 500 kWh)

=

Total Charge

Total of wholesale power, residential service and service availability costs, minus member production credit, for billing period. 

$83.17

(based on 1,000 kWh consumption and 500 kWh solar production)


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