Your 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 charge – The cost of the electricity you use.
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 Valley Green Energy. These charges are regulated.
To find Valley Green Energy on your bill, you will move past the Delivery Services charges and look for the Supply Services charge.
The second part of your 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. The Supply Services charge is impacted by your participation in Valley Green Energy. You will see two changes in the Supply Services portion of your National Grid electric bill:
- The electricity supplier for Valley Green Energy will be listed on your bill as your electricity supplier.
- National Grid will use a Valley Green Energy price to calculate the Supply Services charge 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 charge.
- The first number is your electricity supply price. When you have not signed a contract with an electricity supplier, this price is National Grid’s current Basic Service price. If you sign a private contract with an electricity supplier, this price is the price in your contract. If you participate in Valley Green Energy, this price will be a program price.
- The second number is the amount of electricity you used in the previous billing cycle.