From May 1 through September 30, your Rocky Mountain Power bill is calculated based on a tiered pricing structure, which is referred to as a "summer electric rate."
Rates that encourage energy efficiency
During Utah's warm summer months, your electric bill will work this way: The energy charge for usage up to 400 kilowatt-hours (kwh) per month is about 8.6 cents per kwh*. The next additional kwh cost about 11.2 cents per kwh*, and any additional kwh over 1,000 cost about 14 cents per kwh*. The less energy you use, the lower your rate.
*excludes any applicable taxes and rate surcharges
How does this affect your electric bill?
The average Utah residential customer who uses 750 kwh per month this summer will see a monthly bill of about $78 compared to a winter average of about $73. If you were to use 2,000 kwh per month this summer, you will see a monthly bill of about $246 compared to a winter average of about $192. So, keeping energy use low can really help you save.
Simple ways to manage your energy use.
One of the biggest electricity users in most homes is central air conditioning. Managing how you stay cool can help you save. Check out our Bright Ideas booklet for a thorough list of tips and advice. And take advantage of our wattsmart energy efficiency programs with cash incentives that can help you save all year long.