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Electric Service Applicable Rate Schedules and Descriptions
Residential Service (RS): Delivery service for residential purposes.
Residential Heating Service (RHS): This rate schedule is closed and is in the process of elimination. Delivery service under this rate schedule is limited to residential purposes where electricity is the sole source of space heating for customers at their current premise that are presently served under this rate schedule.
Residential Load Management Service (RLM): Delivery service for residential purposes.
Water Heating Storage Service (WHS): Delivery service for controlled water heating storage.
Water Heating Service (WH): This rate schedule is closed and is in the process of elimination. Delivery service under this rate schedule is limited to premises with controlled water heating installations that are presently served under this rate schedule.
Explanation of Charges:
Energy Use Charge is a charge for actual energy used. The basic billing unit for electricity is referred to as a kilowatthour (kWh). The charge for each kilowatthour used is determined by the applicable rate schedule.
Delivery Charge: This is the charge for delivering electricity to homes and businesses including the cost of government mandated programs designed to achieve public policy goals, such as energy conservation. Please refer to the Tariff for Electric Service for more details. JCPL will continue to deliver electricity to its customers and is still the company that customers call if they have problems with their service.
Supply Charge: For electricity, this is the charge for generation including the cost of the transmission from generation facilities to the local distribution system.
Third Party Supply: A customer may choose to receive electric supply from JCPL or a third party supplier. A customer who receives electric supply from a third party supplier will not have to pay the Basic Generation Service Charges (BGS) to JCPL. The price to compare per kilowatthour for JCPL's BGS Charges for residential customers, by rate schedule, are as indicated in the rate schedule table.