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Westerville Electric Rates

For bills due after October 1, 2016, a new rate ordinance will take effect for all City of Westerville Electric Division customers.  The new rate structure is the result of a recent Cost of Service and Retail Rate Design Review, which updated Westerville's electric retail rate structure to prepare for future changes in the electric industry.  Click HERE to view the Rate Ordinance.

The changes on your total electric bill will depend on your rate class and the amount of electricity you use, however, most rate classes will see a zero percent net change in their bill, while some may even see a slight decrease.  The primary components of a typical Westerville electric bill will consist of the following charges:

  • Customer Charges are fixed monthly fees charged to a customer for each electric meter affiliated with an account.  This charge will increase $4 per month for residential customers.
  • The Energy Charge is based upon a customer's metered electricity usage.  This charge will appear to increase for most residential customers but will be offset by lower Power Supply Cost Adjustment (PSCA) Charges as noted below.
  • The Power Supply Cost Adjustment (PSCA) Charge is applied to all kilowatt hours sold.  Traditionally, the PSCA has been evaluated and adjusted annually.  Beginning January 1, 2017, the PSCA will be calculated monthly to reflect changes in wholesale power supply costs.  This component of the electric bill will decrease as a result of the aforementioned increase in the Customer and Energy Charges, with the net effect being that the typical residential customer will see no net increase in their electric bill.  

Click HERE to view the September billing insert regarding this information.

Table of Rates:

 Table of Rates (Electric) -  FINAL 

For more information on rates, e-mail the Westerville Electric Division Utility Manager, Chris Monacelli at chris.monacelli@westerville.org.

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