a. Previous Balance: This is the amount billed on your last billing statement.
b. Payment Received: This is the amount of any payment(s) received during the current billing period.
c. Adjustments: Any fees or adjustments may be found here. Typical adjustments may include late fees, capital credit refunds, deposit charges, and energy efficiency incentives.
d. Basic Charge: Supports fixed costs such as maintenance, billing, and customer service, regardless of the energy used. This is a charge for having service available and is billed even if no electricity is used.
e. Energy Charge: This variable charge is the amount of electricity you used during the billing period measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh), multiplied by your energy charge rate.
f. Demand Charge: This is the maximum amount of power you used during the billing period measured in kilowatts (kW). Not all rates have a cost associated with the demand charge. Kilowatts, Kilowatt-Hours, and Demand Explained
g. Salem/Keizer City Tax: This represents a portion of the fee assessed by the cities of Salem and Keizer. This fee only applies to locations within the city limits of Salem or Keizer.
h. Total Amount Due: Your total account balance after payments, adjustments, and new charges are applied.