Sample Bill

RPU CHARGES: RESIDENTIAL ELECTRIC
1 Energy Charge is calculated according to the metered kilowatthours(kWh) consumed during the billing period. The per kWh rate is multiplied by the metered usage for the set billing period. Note: Two energy charges may appear during the transition between summer (June–Sept) and non-summer rate schedules.
This reflects a meter read during two rate schedules. In the example bill to the right, the customer’s bill is for usage from May 9 to June 8; usage in May is charged at the non-summer rate and the usage in June is charged at the summer rate.
2 Energy Customer Charge is a set charge for all residential customers regardless of energy usage. This charge covers the cost to maintain facilities and infrastructure to continue supplying customers with reliable electricity. This charge can include items such as meters, distribution poles, safety equipment, miscellaneous supplies, and account administration.
3 Clean Air Rider is a set charge for all residential customers regardless of energy usage. This charge covers the cost to maintain facilities and infrastructure to continue supplying customers with reliable electricity. This charge can include items such as meters, distribution poles, safety equipment,
miscellaneous supplies, and account administration.
4 Power Supply Adjustment is charged if the cost to supply customers with the electricity needed exceeds projections. This adjustment is made in cases such as high fuel costs, higher market pricing for electricity, or the load is higher than projected. This adjustment is based on usage.
RPU CHARGES: RESIDENTIAL WATER
5 Water Usage Chargeis calculated according to the metered water usage during the billing period. The usage is based on the number of units of water used. Each unit of water equals 100 cubic feet of water or 748 gallons. The rate is an increasing block rate to encourage water conservation.
6 Water Customer Charge is a set charge to cover the cost to maintain water facilities and infrastructure. This can include items such as meters, pipes, fittings, excavation tools and machinery, and account administration.
7 Fire Hydrant Facilities Charge is for the installation, maintenance, and availability of water for the City and other emergency services, e.g. the fire department. All residential, commercial, and industrial water customers are impacted by the charge. It is based on the rate class, not the meter size.
8 State Mandated Water Charge is required by the MN Department of Health and funds the required testing for drinking water.
9 Products and Services area is where charges for additional offerings will appear. The additional offerings include SERVICE ASSURED® (RPU’s Underground Utility Repair Coverage) and RPU’s CARBON OFFSET PROGRAM, which offers renewable energy credits (REC) for purchase as units of renewable energy.
CITY OF ROCHESTER CHARGES: RESIDENTIAL WASTE WATER
10 Unit Charge is per 100 cubic feet (CCF) or one unit (one unit is equal to 748 gallons of water). For the first
three months of the year, your waste water charge is determined by the actual units of water used. Your base charge for April–December is determined by your average water usage during the months of January,
February, and March. You will be charged this same “base” rate throughout the remainder of the year.
11 Waste Water Customer Charge is a fixed charge per sanitary connection made per month to cover the cost to maintain sewer facilities and infrastructure.
CITY OF ROCHESTER CHARGES: RESIDENTIAL STORM WATER
12 Storm Water Utility Feei s proportional to a property’s contribution to storm water runoff and impact on water quality. Every developed residential and non-residential property parcel is charged a fee based on its size, land use and the amount of impervious (or hard surface) area.
13 Storm Water Customer Charge is a monthly charge used exclusively to support the Public Works Storm Water Management program.

If you have further questions on your RPU billing statement, please call Customer Service at 507.280.1500.