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Electric Rate

As of July 1, 2020

Electric Rate infographic with residential and commercial information
Electric Rate infographic with residential and commercial information (smartphone version)

What’s In My Electric Rates?

Energy Charge
Listed on your bill as Base Rates, these funds cover all of the non-fuel related expenses of the Authority with the exception of those earmarked to be paid for by the other surcharges listed below.

Line Loss Surcharge
Funds earmarked for projects that address losses on our Electric and Water systems.

PILOT Surcharge
Payment in lieu of taxes owed to the government.

Self-Insurance Surcharge
A reserve to self-insure VIWAPA’s electric system distribution facilities, to defray unexpected or uninsured losses, and to pay for capital improvements determined to be hazard mitigation improvements.

Maintenance Surcharge
Funds earmarked for ongoing repairs, maintenance, and upgrades to VIWAPA’s electric utility system.

Fuel Surcharge (LEAC)
The LEAC (Levelized Energy Adjustment Clause) was enacted to cover fuel consumption and related costs which are highly susceptible to wide market fluctuations. These costs are recovered through the LEAC factor. As is the case with most utilities, fuel costs are passed on to customers.

Leased Generation Surcharge
Funds collected to cover leased generation unit costs, which is effective for a period of six- thirty-day billing periods beginning July 1, 2019.