Archive for Thursday, November 19, 2009

Electric bills to be reduced

November 19, 2009

The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities has announced the fuel and energy recovery charge for November 2009 to April 2010 is being adjusted downward by 15.7 percent.

This decrease will lower the average BPU residential customer electric bill (1,000 kWh/usage) by approximately $4.86 per month during this period.

The charge, known as the Energy Rate Component, represents the utility’s cost of fuel used to generate electricity and the cost of power that must be purchased on the open market. The ERC changes every six months and is based on the actual fuel and purchased power costs that BPU pays. These costs are then incorporated into BPU customers’ electric bills.

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