A power cost adjustment (PCA) is a line item on electric bills that can be a charge or a credit. When the cost to produce power is higher than expected a charge is used to recover the added costs. When the cost to produce power is lower than expected a credit is applied to pass along those savings to members. For most recent PCA information, click here and here.
Green/Renewable Energy Fund Program
The City of Milford, through the Delaware
Municipal Electric Corporation, Inc. (DEMEC) and the Delaware Energy Office, provides a fund to support green/renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency technologies, or demand side management programs. The rules of practice and procedure for application and disbursement of Municipal Green Energy Fund grants for renewable energy projects in Delaware are outlined in the Municipal Utilities Green/Renewable Energy Fund Program effective January 1, 2007, as amended.
Current Green Energy Rate: $.000356 per kilowatt-hour (kWh). This is built into the city's current electric rate.
Delaware Public Utility Tax
The State of Delaware imposes a public utility tax of 4.25% on electric distribution to non-residential customers (2.00% for manufacturing, food processing, and agribusiness companies) pursuant to 30, Del. C., Ch 55. The City of Milford is required to collect the utility tax on behalf of the State and remit the tax to the Department of Revenue monthly.
Electric Usage Guide
This guide from our partners at Efficiency Smart estimates the annual kilowatt-hour (kWh) usage and energy costs of common household products. Hours in use are based on a typical four-person household. Your hours of use may vary. Annual kWh may vary depending upon model, age, and use. Annual cost is based on an average of 12 cents per kWh. Appliances with annual operating costs of $100 or more are bolded. To estimate the annual cost of operating an appliance not listed, multiply the annual kWh by your utility’s kWh rate or by the average rate of 12 cents. Click here to view the guide. Other efficiency resources can be found here.