Small Nonresidential Electric

Typical Electricity Bill Data for Small Nonresidential RG&E Customers

Interested in what comprises a typical small nonresidential electricity bill? The graphs below compare average monthly electricity bills over the last 10 years for small nonresidential customers who purchased their electricity supply from RG&E.

Monthly Small Commercial and Industrial Electricity Costs

Based on average use of 50 kilowatt, 12,600 kilowatt-hours per month

The data in the above chart is based on average usage for a typical customer. Individual bills will vary depending on specific usage.

Some additional information about the average cost data

Delivery charge: What you pay RG&E to transport electricity to your business over our power lines.

  • The delivery charge includes Revenue Decoupling Mechanism (RDM) and Transition charges. The RDM is a charge or credit on your bill that reflects the difference between forecast and actual delivery service revenues by service classification to encourage the promotion of energy efficiency and renewable technologies. The Transition Charge reflects the costs of making the electricity industry more competitive and may be a charge or credit.

Supply charge: What you pay for the electricity purchased on your behalf by RG&E.

  • RG&E makes no profit on your electricity supply costs. The supply charge also includes a Merchant Function Charge (MFC), which represents the administrative costs for RG&E to obtain electricity supply on your behalf.

Surcharges: What you pay in state mandated charges, including:

  • Taxes: Includes the collection of Gross Receipts Tax (GRT) imposed by New York State and/or some local municipalities, where applicable. 
  • System Benefits Charge (SBC), which is used to fund energy efficiency programs, provide assistance for low income customers and energy research.

Want to learn more?

View a 10-year comparison for RG&E small nonresidential natural gas customers here.