To make electricity costs as transparent as possible, electric bills in Concord contain line items that show the component costs of bringing power to local homes and businesses. The process called "unbundling" provides a clear view of the factors that go into your bill.
For Concord Broadband customers, any costs such as the installation fee and monthly charges will also be displayed on your electric bill.
The line items show charges related to wholesale power costs along with costs to operate our Town-owned electric system. For more information about our rates, view the CMLP's rates page.
Below are the items you will see on your bill:
The cost of billing, customer service, and administration to service your account whether you use energy or not
The cost of buying energy from suppliers; the cost to have a generator produce a kWh for anyone in Concord
Capacity and Transmission Charge
The cost associated with the availability and reliability of generators and wires on the New England Grid
The cost to bring energy to your home over Concord's wires after it has traveled on the New England grid
Residential Service Rate
Here is a breakdown example of the monthly Residential Service charges (effective January 1, 2021) on your electric bill: