last modified: January 19, 2017 at 9:00:15 AM
Factors That Determine Your Monthly Bill
Several factors help determine the final amount due on your electric bill:
- Different rate classes. Rate classes and sub-categories within each class are based on similar patterns of electric consumption.
- Cost categories. A Facility Charge, Energy Charge, Energy Cost Adjustment, state and county taxes, and perhaps a Demand Charge impact your bill. Visit the Terms on Your Bill page for more details.
- Special programs. Enrollment in Budget Billing, the Heat Plus program, RECare, or Support Iowa Renewables will also impact your amount due.
More In-Depth Infomation
To help our members understand how we arrive at our electric rates and cost categories, and also to educate members on what factors may impact electric rates in the future, read ECI REC's series of articles called "Behind the Scenes: What Determines How Much I Pay?"