About Your Bill

About Your Bill

Here are some simple explanations for some of the terms, abbreviations and numbers you will see on your Residential bill. There are approximately 30 days in each billing cycle. This may depending on the number of days in that month. Call the HCEC Member Services department at 936-544-5641  if you have questions about your bill.

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1. Sub - Pairs with the Acct# on the pay stub portion of your bill. In the case of multiple meters, is used to differentiate between the meters.
2. Map Location - Each meter is assigned a specific map number used to locate the meter. In most cases, you will see the physical address here. If you do not see a physical address, please contact HCEC and provide us with that information.
3. Rate - Rate 110 is a residential rate classification. Other rates include commercial, large power, hunting camps, etc.
4. Meter # - Number assigned by HCEC to each meter on your account.  Some members have more than one meter.
5. Service Dates -The reading days of your meter, tells you the actual dates you are being billed for. HCEC bills approximately 10 days after the reading dates.
6. Meter Readings - Beginning and ending readings of your meter for the current billing period.
7. Mult - Some meters have a Multiple factor. Almost all residential meters will be only a multiple of 1, meaning the reading you see is what you get.
8. KWH Usage - Unit of measurement for electricity consumed. A watt is a measurement of energy. One kilowatt equals 1,000 watts. A kilowatt hour is approximately the amount of electricity that ten 100-watt bulbs use in one hour.
9. Energy Charge - The amount of your bill, based on the rate structure that is built into our billing system.
- Base Charge - A set, standard figure billed each month to offset the cost incurred by making the meter available to you.
- Power Cost Adjustment - HCEC bills only the cost of power to you. If the power cost for the billing period in question is more or less than what is built into HCEC's rate structure, the adjustment is made here in the form of a debit or credit, depending on the power cost from our provider for that particular month.
- Security Light Charge - This will appear only on members who have a security light.
- PCA - The factor used to figure the adjustment listed above.
10. Bottom Stub - Contains the same member information listed above, and is the portion of your bill to be returned with your payment.
 
 
 
 
 
Sample Houston County Electric Bill