14. Bill Detail This section describes the charges on your electric bill. It lists the previous balance on your account and subtracts the incoming payment you made toward your last bill to arrive at the outstanding balance.
15. Current Charges Your current charges are itemized based on the type of rate schedule applicable to your account. For residential electric service the following charges may be itemized on your bill:
Customer Charge covers some of the fixed costs of maintaining electric service to your home, whether you used any electricity or not. These costs include reading your meter and processing your bill.
Base Fuel Energy is the cost of fuel used in our power plants to produce electricity. It also includes the cost of energy purchased from independent power producers. This charge is based on the fuel prices and purchased energy prices used in Maui Electric’s last completed rate case.
Non Fuel Energy covers some of the costs—excluding fuel costs—to provide electric service to you. These include costs to operate our power plants and maintain the electric system.
Energy Cost Adjustment reflects increases or decreases in the cost of buying energy from independent power producers and in the price of fuel from the levels used to set the Base Fuel Energy Charge in Maui Electric’s last completed rate case.
IRP Cost Recovery allows Maui Electric to recover the costs of its long-term energy planning process, Integrated Resource Planning, and the costs of certain energy management programs.
PBF Surcharge (Public Benefits Fund Surcharge) collects funds that are used to pay for energy efficiency programs, including customer incentives such as rebates, to reduce electricity use in Hawaii. The programs are managed by a third party administrator, Hawaii Energy, reporting to the Public Utilities Commission.
Purchased Power Adjustment applies to residential rate schedules R, TOU-R, TOU EV, and EV-R. It recovers expenses and related taxes for non-energy purchased power costs from independent power producers, which were formerly recovered through the Non-Fuel Energy Charge.
RBA Rate Adjustment, the Revenue Balancing Account Rate Adjustment, is a charge or credit approved by the Public Utilities Commission under a new method of setting electric rates called decoupling, which supports Maui Electric’s clean energy efforts.
Renewable Infrastructure Pgm is a charge approved by the Public Utilities Commission to collect funds that are used to recover the cost of certain projects that facilitate the development and/or integration of renewable energy.
Interim Increase adjusts bills to reflect any interim rate adjustments approved by the Public Utilities Commission.
16. Total Amount Due The charges listed above are summed to determine your total current charges. They are added together with your outstanding balance, if any, to compute the total amount due.