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.

Charge/Credit
Description
Example
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).

Wholesale Power Charge rate = $0.058936 per kWh

Power Cost Recovery Factor (PCRF) rate = -$0.004365 (Variable)

$54.57
($0.054571 x 1,000 kWh)
+
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)
-
Member Production

The value for the electricity that is returned to the grid = 0.0632732 (updates annually).

$31.64
($0.0632732 x 500 kWh)
+
Service Availability

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

Service Availability charge = $22.50 per month

$22.50
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.

$78.48
(based on 1,000 kWh use
and 500 kWh member production)

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