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Although they may seem simple on the surface, the details of electric power and what it means for your energy bill can be complicated. Dealing with the utility company or its contractors can be all the more difficult for the confusing jumble of terms used. Below, the most important terms are defined, so that energy customers may have a better idea of just what their electric bill is really saying.

  • Electric demand - The maximum amount of electric power used at a specific time, often evaluated in 15-minute increments. Demand charges are more likely to be issued to commercial customers than they are to residential customers.
  • Actual Versus Estimated Reading - An actual reading is the recorded energy usage for a meter in a given month. Estimated reading refers to an estimated monthly charge based on past usage and outdoor temperatures. Energy is measured in units of kilowatt hours, abbreviated as kWh. The meter reading will determine a consumer's bill.
  • Generation Charges - The cost of creating the electricity, as paid by the utility company and passed onto the consumer.
  • Transmission Charges - Charges to transfer electricity from power stations to the electricity delivery system. Charges are mandated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
  • Distribution Charges - Cover the cost of delivering electricity to a customer's home or business via wires or cables.
  • Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard - Covers the cost of energy purchased from alternative energy sources. In Pennsylvania, for example, this is mandated by the AEPS Act.
  • Solar - An alternative source of energy, created by capturing the sun's rays, most commonly through solar panels, and converting the heat into energy.
  • State Tax Adjustment - A credit or charge due to changes in the state tax.
  • Contractor - A third party energy company hired by the electric company to handle installation, equipment repairs and any other services agreed to in their contract with the consumer.
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    Electric Man
    Atlanta, GA 31131
    Our local contractors specialize in electrical installations, maintenance, repairs, renovations and more. Get in touch with us if you need a contractor to handle any type of work for you.
    (770) 986-9501
    Trans Electrical Atlanta
    209 Pryor Street Suite 220,, Atlanta, GA 30303
    "Trans Electrical have carried out numerous electrical repairs and installations at our premises over several years. Their work is of an exceptionally high standard. We have always found them to be po
    (404) 620-2823
    J.D. Gaddis Electrical Contractors, Inc.
    2240 Wilzman Trail, Conyers, GA 30012
    Maintain a safe current flow by ordering our prompt electrical services. At our company in Conyers, GA, our contractors work hard to meet your needs.
    (678) 210-9111
    Flint Energies
    13334 Macon Rd, Upatoi, GA 31829
    (706) 568-0333
    Flint Energies
    3 S Macon St, Reynolds, GA 31076
    (478) 847-3415
    Edison Company LLC The
    828 Broadway, Columbus, GA 31901
    (706) 322-9266
    Tallapoosa River Electric Co-Op Inc
    991 Highway 165, Fort Mitchell, AL 36856
    (334) 855-3196
    Upson Elec Membership Corp
    607 E Main St, Thomaston, GA 30286
    (706) 647-5475
    West Georgia GE
    95 Yamaha Park, Thomaston, GA 30286
    (706) 647-2101
    McCrary Electric Company
    1400 Barnesville Hwy, Thomaston, GA 30286
    (706) 647-3705
    Oglethorpe Power Corp
    607 E Main St, Thomaston, GA 30286
    (706) 646-4107
    Southern Company
    1020 Southerfield Rd, Americus, GA 31719
    (229) 928-6100
    Sumter Electric Membership Corp
    1120 Felder St, Americus, GA 31709
    (229) 924-8041
    Wright Electric Company
    206 E Dodson St, Americus, GA 31709
    (229) 924-1189
    Diverse Power
    1400 S Davis Rd, Lagrange, GA 30241
    (706) 845-2000

    Electric companies in the United States date back to the late nineteenth century. Since then, utility companies have transmitted power over long distances from centralized generating plants. A power company is responsible for high voltage lines and the transformers that adjust the voltage to levels suitable for home or industrial consumption. The second kind of electric company is a contractor that installs equipment and wiring. They may work on residential or commercial products. Some specialize in outdoor installations, such as for parks. Most electrical appliances, however, operate indoors. They include kitchen appliances and heaters. Contractors may also install and repair small local power generating machines. These commonly include gas powered generators and solar panels. Utility companies may also provide and bill for water and natural gas, or they may focus entirely on electricity. Energy use is generally billed according to set rates. In many cases, energy is cheaper at off peak hours. Charges are determined by a meter connected to the building's electricity supply. The utility is generally responsible for the meter and cables and wires that connect the building to the grid. They are not responsible for wiring inside the building itself. Environmental and supply concerns have led to recent significant changes in electricity generation. Renewable energy is making headway against the old fossil fuel standbys. Solar and wind power show a lot of potential. A growing trend is for residences and small businesses to generate their own power, often through solar. In some cases, these systems are connected to the grid, allowing the homeowner to become an electricity supplier in his own right. This is causing changes in the way power is generated and sold.
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