Sample Bill for Residential Customers
Residential Sample Bill
Here's a sample New England Gas Company bill. You'll notice that some key areas are numbered; these numbers describe the information contained in that area.
1. Total Due
The Total Due is the total amount that you are required to pay by the due date shown on your bill. This total contains current charges plus any previous balance.
2. Account Number
The Account Number is shown in several places on the bill. This number should be included on all payments, including those made through online banking.
3. Actual or Estimated Read
Actual Read: This indicates that the read taken from your meter was an actual reading of your gas usage.
Estimated Read: This indicates that your meter was not read and your gas usage for this billing cycle has been estimated.
4. Customer and Premise Numbers
These numbers are used internally to locate your account.
5. Distribution Charge
This is the cost of operating and maintaining the New England Gas Company distribution system.
6. Revenue Decoupling
This mechanism is designed to help manage monthly energy costs by eliminating excessive high or low gas bills resulting from substantial changes in temperature and to encourage participation in energy efficiency programs.
7. Customer Charge
A portion of the company's cost to serve you with such items as mailing, system maintenance, and record keeping which is not related to the quantity of gas used.
8. Distribution Adjustment Charge
Includes the customer's contribution to conservation, environmental, and industry restructuring programs.
9. Cost of Gas
The cost of purchased, storage, and interstate transmission of gas. This cost is passed directly to customers and the company does not loose or benefit from the amounts charged.
10. Usage History & Degree Day Table
Your Usage History is displayed for thirteen months, including the most recent month, so that you can easily monitor your annual usage.
Additionally, we again refer to the type of read: (A) Actual or (E) Estimated.
The degree days are a measure of coldness based on the extent to which the daily mean temperature falls below 65 degrees Farenheight. For example, on a day when the average temperature is 35 degrees Farenheight, there would be 30 degree days experienced.
11. At Your Service
Important bill messages appear in this section.