1. Personal Information - The first section includes your full name, your PECO account number, your phone number, and the address to which the electicty is being served.
2. PECO Account Number - The most important part of the first section is the PECO account number. This number is bolded, and consists of 5 digits followed by a dash and another 5 digits, for a total of 10 digits. You need your PECO account number when checking your usage and, more importantly, when switching over to a new supplier, such as AMERIgreen, to save money.
3. Billing Summary - Within this section you will find the date of the bill, previous payments, the current amount charged for the period, total new charges, the total amount due to PECO along with the due date. The second page of PECO's bill goes into more depth explaining the total amount charge in the Billing Summary.
4. Message Center - In this section PECO and your electricty supplier announce messages pertaining to the bill. In this example, PECO annnounced the taxes that are are applied to the total new charge for this bill.
5. Price to Compare - This is another very important section for customers looking to switch electricty suppliers. It shows the current price to compare for electricity in your region. When looking for a new supplier you compare the rate given in this section, in this case $0.0869 per kWh or 8.69 cents per kWh, with the rate a new/alternative supplier currently offers. The charges that make up both price to compare and a new electricty suppliers price/rate include the generation, transmission, and alternative energy charges, such as green electricity.
6. Payment Stub - In this area you enter the amount you are going to pay. You should include your stub when mailing the bill or going to one of the authorized payment locations.
7. Amount Due - This section reiterates the amount that is due and the due date.
8. Meter Information - Within this section you will find the information you need to know about your billing meter. Look to see when your meter read date is and your electricty usage. The meter read date tells you when your billing cycle is. This is helpful because you can use this date to determine what is the shortest amount of time to switch to a new supplier. When enrolling with AMERIgreen, we will tell you based on your meter read date how long it will take for you to switch suppliers. The usage is also a very important aspect of this section because you can multiply the usage by the new supplier's rate to see how much you will be paying each month with the new rate.
9. Billing Details - A breakdown of the different services you are paying for, showing the reason why the total charge on the first page of the PECO electricity bill is the price it is. The services/charges that are highlighted, generation, transmission, and alternative energy portfolio standard, are the charges which are changed when you switch to a new supplier.
10. Calculation of Charges - In this section you are able to see the rates your distributor and supplier charged for this months' bill.
11. Your Usage Profile - Your usage profile displays how much electricity you used on average each day for the month, and is complimented with an electricity usage chart so you can visualize the time periods with high and low usage.