Total “electric service amount” is made up of the following charges:
Electric service amount: These charges are regulated by the Florida Public Service Commission and are explained on the next page. The total “electric service amount” is made up of the following charges:
a. Base charge: A fixed monthly amount to cover the cost of providing service to your location. This charge includes the cost of the meter, billing and providing customer service. It is applicable whether or not electricity is used.
b. Energy charge:This total charge is made up of the following charges:
- Base energy charge: The costs, other than fuel, to produce and deliver electricity, including the cost of operating power plants, and maintaining the grid.
- Energy Conservation Cost Recovery Charge (ECCR): Cost of programs designed to reduce electric demand and consumption.
- Capacity Payment Recovery Clause (CPRC): Cost for purchasing electricity from non-Gulf Power owned resources as well as certain nuclear-related expenses.
- Environmental Cost Recovery Clause (ECRC): Cost to meet environmental laws and regulations.
c. Fuel charge: The cost for fuel required to provide each kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity. Gulf Power makes no profit on fuel costs.