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Popular Electric Company Terms Defined

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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    Right Now Lake Oswego Electrician
    3 Monroe Parkway Suite "p" #154, Lake Oswego, OR 97035
    Right Now Lake Oswego Electrician is an electrical contractor offering services in the Lake Oswego, OR area and 24 hr emergency electrical repair.
    (503) 210-5297
    Right Now Oregon City Electrician
    2050 Beavercreek Road Suite 101-2, Oregon City, OR 97045
    Right Now Oregon City Electrician is an electrical contractor offering services in the Oregon City, OR area and 24 hr emergency electrical repair.
    (503) 342-2300
    Ace Electric
    9210 Sw 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
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    (503) 244-0078
    User Review: "This electrician was very unprofessional. He promised to come to do work, and then didn't show up or call. When he did..." - Carrie (OR)
    Right Now Sherwood Electricians
    16004 Sw Tualatin-Sherwood Road Suite #704, Sherwood, OR 97140
    Right Now Sherwood Electricians is an electrical contractor offering services in the Sherwood City, OR area and 24 hr emergency electrical repair.
    (503) 925-4179
    Lightworks Electric Company
    20915 Sw 105th Ave, Tualatin, OR 97062
    (503) 691-2959
    Portland General Electric
    7800 Sw Mohawk St, Tualatin, OR 97062
    (503) 612-5000
    Portland Electrical Construction Inc
    1019 7th St, Oregon City, OR 97045
    (503) 655-2281
    North Coast
    27600 Sw 95th Ave Ste 104, Wilsonville, OR 97070
    (503) 682-3106
    Century Electric
    Portland, OR 97219
    (503) 244-7041
    Honeywell Inc
    15495 Sw Sequoia Pkwy, Portland, OR 97224
    (503) 639-3212
    16550 Sw 72nd Ave, Portland, OR 97224
    (503) 639-9642
    Honeywell Inc
    15833 Sw Mason Ct, Portland, OR 97224
    (503) 941-5437
    Water & Electric Service Call Canby Utility
    154 Nw 1st Ave, Canby, OR 97013
    (503) 266-1156
    Sunnyside Electric
    Portland, OR 97086
    (503) 760-8490
    Evolved Home
    11303 Se Hazel Hill Rd, Happy Valley, OR 97086
    (503) 863-6517

    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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