Our electric rate consists of two charges on your monthly bill: Wholesale Power Cost and Bluebonnet residential service, which includes a service availability fee. In addition, members who live in cities that use electricity provided by Bluebonnet may be charged a franchise fee by the city.
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 = -$0.0045 (Variable)
The cost of delivering electricity to each member.
Bluebonnet Residential Service = $0.033047 per kWh
The monthly expense for each meter, including billing and payment processing.
Service Availability charge = $22.50 per month
Total of wholesale power, residential service and service availability costs for billing period.
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When members sign up for the Green Energy Rate, Bluebonnet will purchase the amount of energy they consume each month from a renewable source such as wind power. Here’s more information on our Green Energy Rate:
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Ensuring our members are accurately billed for the energy they use is as important as providing safe, reliable electric service. Accurate bills start with the electric meter.
The meter reads then flow into Bluebonnet’s meter data management system that processes them, then sends them to our website, where our members can access their account information 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The data also goes to our billing system, which generates each members’ bill on a monthly basis.
Bluebonnet provides dusk-to-dawn security lights for members for a monthly charge ranging from about $10 to just under $20, depending on the size of the light.
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