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This sample bill is illustrative of a business customer's ComEd bill. The bill displayed is representative and does not show all possible items that could appear on your electric bill. The dates and values shown are for illustration only and differ from those shown on actual bills.
Electricity Supply Services: For customers purchasing electricity supply from ComEd on an hourly priced supply rate, Rate BESH – Basic Electric Service Hourly Pricing ("Rate BESH"), the Electricity Supply Services section of your bill includes two additional line items: Capacity Charge and Miscellaneous Procurement Component Charge. These two costs are included in the price of all ComEd fixed-price supply rates and are identified separately for all hourly priced supply rates.
Capacity Charge: This is ComEd's cost to procure electric power and energy directly from wholesale markets to reserve enough electricity to meet demand at all times. The two components that determine the capacity charge are: (1) the Capacity Obligation which is generally based on your account's peak electricity usage data from last summer and (2) the Monthly Capacity Charge rate which is updated annually based on the cost of capacity in the wholesale market.
Miscellaneous Procurement Component Charge: This is ComEd's other costs to procure electricity supply directly from wholesale markets for customers with hourly pricing.
A unique customer identification number.
Location where electric service is provided and usage is measured.
Primary phone number provided by the customer.
The date the customer's bill was created.
Customer's unique meter identification number.
Type of service rendered (general service or delivery service).
Actual – usage data from the meter reading provided by ComEd.Estimated – estimated usage data based on a customer's historical usage patterns.
A factor applied to usage readings for certain kinds of meters to accurately determine usage.
The difference between previous and current meter readings times a multiplier (measured in kWhs and/or kW).
The previous bill amount owed by the customer.
A summary of payments received since the last bill was issued.
Amount due to ComEd and when the payment is due.
A charge for electricity provided during the billing period.
A charge for transmission system costs during the billing period.
A charge or credit to true-up the cost of electricity supplied by ComEd.
A statistical view of a customer's monthly usage over the last 13 monthly billing periods, displaying kWh's used by month.
The standard measure of electricity used.
A monthly charge to recover part of ComEd's cost for service connections and customer services.
A charge for the costs of the meter, meter reading and other metering services.
A charge for costs incurred by ComEd for delivering electricity to the customer.
A charge to recover the cost of the Illinois Electricity Distribution Tax
Prices shown are for example purposes only and do not reflect current cost per kWh.
A charge or credit related to the recovery of certain environmental cleanup costs.
An adjustment, mandated by law, recognizing the benefits of energy sources that do not produce carbon dioxide.
An adjustment, mandated by law, related to electricity generated by renewable energy sources (e.g., wind or solar).
A charge to fund the energy efficiency portfolio incentives mandated by law.
A fee to recover costs related to the franchise agreement between ComEd and the customer's municipality.
A state or local tax levied upon customers.
Customer's service classification. For details visit www.comed.com. From the Customer Service tab, select Brochures and Forms, in the Rate section select the Non-Residential Rate Brochure.
Unit of measure of the rate at which electricity is used, measured by the highest demand in the billing month.