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What is the WPCA on my bill?

July 17, 2012

A WPCA is a temporary measure used to recover (or return) costs associated with fuel cost fluctuations without implementing a permanent rate change. Our rates are based on a series of factors, including historical data and load forecasting. The mild winter and spring this year has resulted in an under collection of revenue. For the month of July we are assessing a charge of $10 per 1,000 kwh used. If you will recall, we used the WPCA to return money to you for the past two years. In 2011, we returned $1,455,494 to you during the months of October, November and December. Also, in 2010, we returned $7,581,611 to members in the form of energy credits on bill for the final seven months of the year. These credits were the result of weather extremes in those two years that resulted in an over collection of revenue.