What is the Power Access Charge (PAC)?

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The PAC is a new monthly fixed charge that will help to recover the basic infrastructure cost for providing access to the power grid. The charge is tied to a customer’s electricity consumption and varies according to three usage tiers that increase in price at each tier level. It also factors in the geographic temperature zone (cool or warm) where a customer lives. The PAC will be calculated for 2016 based on April 15, 2015 through April 15, 2016, and then every October 1st based on highest monthly amount delivered to the customer for the past year. Since the PAC is tied to consumption, customers can lower their charge each year by reducing their electric use.