Billing & Payments

Understanding your bill: delivery charge

Learn more about the line items on your bill

You know you pay for the energy you use, but what are all those other items on your bill? Our Understanding Your Bill series helps break it down.

Delivery charge

This line item recovers the cost of delivering electricity to your home. It includes the costs associated with owning, operating and maintaining our distribution and transmission system infrastructure, such as land rights, station equipment, poles and fixtures, cost of labor, tree trimming and more.

Unlike the service availability charge, which is a flat fee, the amount you pay for the delivery charge each month is dependent on the number of kilowatt-hours (kWh) you use. You can find the per-kWh cost for this charge on your monthly bill.

Want to learn more about your bill? View our articles on franchise fees, the service availability charge and transmission cost of service and stay tuned for more in the weeks to come.