How to Read Your Electric Bill

Informed consumers make the best decisions. Learning about your electric bill is the first step to understanding how a solar electric system can reduce your electric costs.

Bills from your electric utility can be confusing at first. But if you know what to look for, you will see how much electricity you use and how much money you spend on electricity each month. Then you can discuss this information with a solar electric installer to see what size solar electric system would be best for your home or business.

Look at an example residential bill or an example commercial bill to:

  • Find out where to look for your total electric usage
  • See the difference between basic service and delivery charges
  • Learn what parts of your bill would go down if you install solar.

For more information about your individual electric bill, call the customer service number for your utility, which is listed on your bill.