Your Bill Explained

Firehouse Museum at the Felton + Smith Historical Site, Peabody, MA

Peabody's Firehouse Museum at the Felton + Smith Historical Site.

Learn about your PMLP Bill.

Your bill is packed with a lot of important information. You may not be familiar with some words and terms. Learn more about each part of your bill below:


BILL DEFINITIONS

A

Account Information

Contains Account Name, Account Number, Service Address, Total Amount Due, Discounted Net Due Date, Discounted Net Due Amount and Amount Paid.

B

Account Activity

Contains appropriate Rate Class, Service Period, Meter #, Read Type (Actual/ Estimated), Current and Previous Read (meter), and Billed Usage.

C

Historical Consumption Data

Contains a customer‐specific comparison of electric usage for a 13‐month period. Includes usage in kilowatt‐hours (kwh) in graph form, as well as the number of actual kilowatt‐hours used each month. This information can be used to determine which months the most electricity is used. Information for PMLP customers with less than one year with PMLP will be listed according to the number of months of service.

D

Important Messages

Contains important information from PMLP, including ways to save energy, special events, holiday office closing information, etc. Also contains customer/account specific messages as needed.

E

Your Electric Bill Was Calculated As Follows

Contains Past Due Amount (if there is no past due amount, this will remain $00.00), Total Basic Charges, Total Current Charges, Total Amount Due, 20% Discount of Basic Charge if Paid by date, and Discounted Net Amount Due*.

F

Bill Stub

Tear off and enclose this with your payment.

Back of the Bill

The back of bill provides additional information on:

  • Disconnecting Service/Moving
  • Termination of Service
  • Financial Hardship Information
  • Notice to Elderly Customers
  • Payment Plan Information
  • Right to Dispute Your Bill, and
  • Address/Phone Number Change

* Purchased Power and Fuel Cost Adjustment: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) allows fuel charge adjustments (FCA) for purchased power (PP) in rate schedules for wholesale electric service. The FERC has long recognized that the purpose of a Fuel Charge Adjustment is to keep utilities whole with regard to changes in the cost of fuel. It allows utilities to pass through to their wholesale ratepayers increases or decreases in the cost of fuel without having to make separate filings which reflect each change in fuel cost, and without having to obtain prior FERC approval of each change in fuel costs.

Hydro Power Credit: Some of the Purchased Power for residential rates comes from Hydro-Electric plants. As long as this power costs less than conventionally obtained power, the portion per residential customer/kWh will be credited back to your account each month.

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