This is the standard rate available to all residential customers for regular usage and for Quick Recovery Water Heating and/or Space Heating.

Effective August 1, 2013

 

Customer Charge   $10.27 per meter per month
Delivery Charge First 250 kWh @ $0.05466 per kWh
  Excess 250 kWh @ $0.05966 per kWh
System Benefits Charge All kWh @ $0.00330 per kWh
Electricity Consumption Tax All kWh @ $0.00055 per kWh
Stranded Cost Charge All kWh @ $0.00027 per kWh

 

Fixed Energy Service Charge      
December 1, 2013 - May 31, 2014 All kWh @ $0.09556 per kWh
June 1, 2014 - November 30, 2014 All kWh @ $0.08413 per kWh

 

Variable Energy Service Charge      
June 2013 All kWh @ $0.07170 per kWh
July 2013 All kWh @ $0.07374 per kWh
August 2013 All kWh @ $0.07300 per kWh
September 2013 All kWh @ $0.06947 per kWh
October 2013 All kWh @ $0.06877 per kWh
November 2013 All kWh @ $0.07023 per kWh
December 2013 All kWh @ $0.09721 per kWh
January 2014 All kWh @ $0.12371 per kWh
February 2014 All kWh @ $0.12369 per kWh
March 2014 All kWh @ $0.07845 per kWh
April 2014 All kWh @ $0.06734 per kWh
May 2014 All kWh @ $0.06379 per kWh
June 2014 All kWh @ $0.09158 per kWh
July 2014 All kWh @ $0.08437 per kWh
August 2014 All kWh @ $0.08632 per kWh
September 2014 All kWh @ $0.07174 per kWh
October 2014 All kWh @ $0.07105 per kWh
November 2014 All kWh @ $0.09865 per kWh

 

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This is the standard electric rate available to all residential customers.

Effective January 1, 2014

Delivery Service

Customer Charge   $5.29 per meter per month
Base Distribution Charge - First 600 kWh @ $0.05420 per kWh
Base Distribution Charge - Excess 600 kWh @ $0.05794 per kWh
Other Distribution Charge All kWh @ $0.01398 per kWh
Transition Charge All kWh @ $0.02127 per kWh
Transmission Charge All kWh @ $0.02136 per kWh
Energy Efficiency Charge All kWh @ $0.00250 per kWh
Renewable Resource Charge All kWh @ $0.00050 per kWh

 

Supplier Service (customer choice of one)*

Competitive Supplier Charge: charges established by each Competitive Supplier

Basic Service Charge    
Effective Variable Rate Option Fixed Rate Option  
November 1, 2014 $0.09341 $0.08485 per kWh
October 1, 2014 $0.07955 $0.08485 per kWh
September 1, 2014 $0.07667 $0.08485 per kWh
August 1, 2014 $0.08555 $0.08485 per kWh
July 1, 2014 $0.08756 $0.08485 per kWh
June 1, 2014 $0.08642 $0.08485 per kWh
May 1, 2014 $0.07665 $0.09276 per kWh
April 1, 2014 $0.07929 $0.09276 per kWh
March 1, 2014 $0.08495 $0.09276 per kWh
February 1, 2014 $0.10739 $0.09276 per kWh
January 1, 2014 $0.10700 $0.09276 per kWh
December 1, 2013 $0.09275 $0.09276 per kWh

*All Unitil customers have the right to choose a competitive supplier. If a customer does not choose a competitive supplier, the customer is eligible for Basic Service.

 

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This rate is only available to income-eligible residential customers. R2 customers will receive a 25% discount on their total bill vs. R1 rates.

Effective January 1, 2014

Delivery Service

Customer Charge   $5.29 per meter per month
Base Distribution Charge - First 600 kWh  @ $0.05420 per kWh
Base Distribution Charge - Excess 600 kWh  @ $0.05794 per kWh
Other Distribution Charge All kWh @ $0.00799 per kWh
Transition Charge All kWh @ $0.02127 per kWh
Transmission Charge All kWh @ $0.02136 per kWh
Energy Efficiency Charge All kWh @ $0.00250 per kWh
Renewable Resource Charge All kWh @ $0.00050 per kWh

 

 Supplier Service (customer choice of one)*

Competitive Supplier Charge: charges established by each Competitive Supplier

Basic Service Charge    
Effective Variable Rate Option Fixed Rate Option  
November 1, 2014 $0.09341 $0.08485 per kWh
October 1, 2014 $0.07955 $0.08485 per kWh
September 1, 2014 $0.07667 $0.08485 per kWh
August 1, 2014 $0.08555 $0.08485 per kWh
July 1, 2014 $0.08756 $0.08485 per kWh
June 1, 2014 $0.08642 $0.08485 per kWh
May 1, 2014 $0.07665 $0.09276 per kWh
April 1, 2014 $0.07929 $0.09276 per kWh
March 1, 2014 $0.08495 $0.09276 per kWh
February 1, 2014 $0.10739 $0.09276 per kWh
January 1, 2014 $0.10700 $0.09276 per kWh
December 1, 2013 $0.09275 $0.09276 per kWh

In addition to the rates shown above, R2 customers will receive a 25% discount versus rates that would otherwise apply under the R1 rates.  Please note that this is not a fixed percentage discount of off the total R2 bill, but is based on what your bill would have been if you were an R1 customer.

*All Unitil customers have the right to choose a competitive supplier. If a customer does not choose a competitive supplier, the customer is eligible for Basic Service.

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Unitil's outdoor lighting rates are found on the second page of the Summary of Unitil Energy System's Delivery Rates.

Click here for our Outdoor Lighting Rates.

Unitil's supply service charges can be found in the Default Service tariff for customers who do not choose a competitive supplier.  Click here for our Default Service Rates.

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Unitil's outdoor lighting rates can be found on the Summary of Electric Delivery Service Rates.

Click here for current Outdoor Lighting rates.  Current and future Basic Service rates are the same as those shown on the Medium Sized Customer - G2 rate listing.

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Electric Rate Definitions

 


Customer Charge: A monthly fixed charge that recovers the cost of metering, meter reading and preparing and mailing your bill. The Customer Charge does not change when your electric use increases or decreases.

Distribution Charge: The charge that recovers the cost of delivering electricity through Unitil's distribution system to your premises. These charges are the operating an maintenance costs and the investment made to the distribution system. Also included in this charge are bad debt expenses and costs to provide low-income programs and expanded energy efficiency initiatives.

Transition Charge: The charge that recovers "deregulation" costs including stranded investments in generating plants and power contracts.

Transmission Charge: The charge that recovers the cost of transmitting bulk power over high voltage power lines from the generation source to Unitil's distribution system.

Energy Efficiency Charge: A state-mandated charge that provides funds to Unitil to provide energy efficiency programs for all customers.

Renewable Resource Charge: A state-mandated charge that provides funds to the State for research and development of environmentally-clean power sources such as solar, wind, biomass and hydro.

Supplier Service Charge: All Unitil electric customers have the option to purchase electricity supply from competitive suppliers. If you do not choose another supplier, you will continue to receive your electricity supply from Unitil's Basic Service. This charge recovers the cost of electricity supply purchased for use and also includes administrative costs and energy supply-related bad debt costs.

Farm Credit: Customers who qualify as persons or corporations engaged in the business of agriculture or farming, as defined pursuant to section 1A of Chapter 128 of the General Laws, shall receive a credit of ten percent from the otherwise applicable rates. The credit shall be based on full Delivery Service rates plus the Basic Service rate, if applicable. The credit will be recalculated as required to maintain the ten percent discount from the Delivery Service rates plus the Basic Service rates as in effect from time to time.

Terms of Payment: The Charges for service under this Schedule are net, billed monthly and payable upon presentation of bill.

For business customers: Interest charges will be added from the date of the original bill if current charges for electricity are not paid and received by the Company or its agents within twenty-five (25) days. Interest charges shall be calculated at an annual rate of interest which is the equivalent of the rate paid on two-year United States Treasury notes for the preceding 12 months ending December 31 of any year, plus 10 percent, i.e. 1000 basis points, in accordance with 220 CMR 26.00. The monthly interest charge is also added to accounts until all arrears have been paid.

Typical Rate Change Dates
Distribution Charge - January 1
Transmission Charge - January 1
Energy Efficiency Charge - January 1
Renewable Resource Charge - January 1
Transition Charge - January 1
Basic Service Charges (Fixed) - June 1 and December 1
Basic Service Charges (Variable) - Monthly

Additional Information
If you have any questions about our charges, please contact our Customer Service Department by calling toll-free at 888-301-7700. Questions may also be addressed to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) at 617-737-2836 or toll-free at 877-886-5066.

Customer Charge: A monthly fixed charge that recovers the cost of metering, meter reading and preparing and mailing your bill. The Customer Charge does not change when your electric use increases or decreases.

Delivery Charge: This charge covers the costs of delivering electricity to you, including transmission costs and costs of providing and maintaining an electric system (poles, wires, transformers and substations) which is capable of serving your needs.
 
Demand Charge (for Business customers only): The charge that recovers certain costs which vary with the demand for, or the rate at which, general service customers consume electricity. Electric demand is expressed in kilowatts (kW) or in kilovoltamperes (kVA).

System Benefits Charge: The charge that covers the costs associated with the statewide low-income electric assistance program and energy efficiency programs provided by the Company.

Electricity Consumption Tax: A state-mandated tax on energy consumption which is collected by all electric utilities on behalf of the State.

Stranded Cost Charge: This charge covers the costs associated with purchased power contract obligations that existed prior to restructuring.

Energy Service Charge: This charge covers the cost of power supplied to you by Unitil. This service is available to customers that return to Unitil for their energy supply after receiving energy supply service from a Competitive Supplier.
 
Terms of Payment: The charges for service under these rates are net, billed monthly and due in 25 days following the date postmarked on the bill. Amounts not paid prior to the due date shall be subject to a late payment charge of one percent (1%) per month on the unpaid balance.
 
Typical Rate Change Dates
Delivery Charge - August 1
Stranded Cost Charge - August 1
Fixed Energy Service Charge - June 1 and December 1
Variable Energy Service Charge - Monthly
 
Additional Information
If you have any questions about our rates, please contact our Customer Service Department on-line or by calling toll-free at 800-582-7276 (Seacoast region) or 800-852-3339 (Capital region). Complete copies of the rate schedules, including all terms and conditions, are available on request.

 

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