5. Bill Period This box contains data that describes your electricity use during the billing period and the rate schedule (such as R Residential Service) used to compute your electricity charges. The beginning and ending dates of the electric service billing period and the number of days in the billing period are provided.
Meter #is the identification number on the electric meter. Register provides the meter’s unit of measure. KWH means kilowatt-hours.
Current reading is the cumulative number of kilowatt-hours shown on the meter when it was read for the current electric bill. Previous reading is the cumulative number of kilowatt-hours shown on the meter when it was read for the previous bill. The difference is computed by subtracting the previous reading from the current reading.
For accounts that use large amounts of electricity, the meters may not register electricity use by single kilowatt-hours. They may register electricity use by tens or hundreds of kilowatt-hours. That is explained by the multiplier. For most residences the multiplier is 1. For large power users the multiplier may be as high as 240. When the difference is multiplied by the multiplier, the electricity usage for the billing period is determined in kilowatt-hours.
At times, your electric bill may have to be estimated. In those cases, (EST) will be printed on the bill next to the current reading.
For accounts that have two electric meters, the second meter number and corresponding data will be shown below the data provided for the first meter.
6. Usage Profile This section provides you with a historical view of your electricity use. The handy bar graph on the left side tells you at a glance how much your average daily electricity use has fluctuated over the past year.
The electric usage profile for your meter can help you monitor your electricity use. It provides a record of the electricity use for your account for the past year. The date is the ending date of a billing period. KWH is the number of kilowatt-hours used during that period. The amount and days are the total current charges on your electric bill and the number of days in that billing period, respectively. KWH/day lists the average number of kilowatt-hours of electricity used per day during the period. $/day tells you, on average, how much your electricity costs per day.