Example National Grid bill

Your National Grid electric bill is calculated by adding two charges together:

  • Delivery Services charges – The cost to deliver electricity to you, maintain the poles and wires, and address power outages.
  • Supply Services charges – The cost of the electricity you use.

Delivery Services:

The list of Delivery Services charges appears on the first page of your bill as the first set of charges you see. Delivery Services charges are not impacted by your participation in Bellingham Power Choice. These charges are regulated.

Delivery charges are the cost to deliver electricity and maintain the delivery infrastructure. Delivery charges are not impacted by Bellingham Power Choice.

To find Bellingham Power Choice on your bill, move past the Delivery Services charges and look for Supply Services charges.

Supply Services:

The second part of your electric bill is Supply Services. It typically appears on the bottom of the first page or at the top of the second page of your bill. Supply Services charges are impacted by your participation in Bellingham Power Choice. As a participant in Bellingham Power Choice, you will see two changes in the Supply Services portion of your National Grid electric bill:

  1. Bellingham’s electricity supplier, NextEra Energy, will be listed on your bill as your electricity supplier. Look for the text NEXTERA ENGYSV-BELLINGHAM POWER CH. Below that, you will find your supplier’s contact information:
    20455 State Highway 249, Suite 200, Houston, TX  77070
    For help with the program, you may contact NextEra Energy if you wish, but we recommend first contacting customer support with Bellingham’s program consultants.
  2. National Grid will use a Bellingham Power Choice price to calculate the Supply Services charges on your electric bill instead of their own Basic Service price.
    • To find your supply price, look below the supplier information and find the row labeled Electricity Supply. Look to the right to the math problem in parentheses. This is the calculation for your electricity Supply Services charges.
    • The first number is your electricity supply price. That price will reflect which program option you are enrolled in. Bellingham Power Choice has two options, and each option has a different price. The graphic below shows you the price you will see for each option.
    • The second number is the amount of electricity you used in the previous billing cycle.