Electric Rates

Every year, the City of Burbank adopts a Citywide Fee Schedule that governs all charges and fees for City services, including fees for electricity.

How BWP Bills for Electric Use

BWP offers different types of electric services and bills electric usage in Kilowatt-hours (kWh). All the electric rates shown below are in effect as of July 1, 2022.

Residential Service

Description       Amount   Unit/Time
Basic Service Rate      
1. Customer Service Charge       $9.76   Meter
             
2. Service Size Charge Small      $1.48   Meter
  Medium     $3.00   Meter
  Large     $8.99   Meter
             
  Definitions:          
  Small: Service location with two (2) or more meters per service drop and does not meet definition of Large; typically Multifamily Residential          
  Medium: Service location with one (1) meter per service drop and does not meet definition of Large; typically Single Family Residential          
  Large: Service with panel size greater than 200A          
             
3. Energy Charge First 300 kWh     $0.0429   kWh
  All additional kWh     $0.0622   kWh
             
4. Energy Cost Adjustment Charge (ECAC) First 300 kWh     $0.0798    kWh
  All additional kWh     $0.1159   kWh
             
             
5. Composite Energy Rate First 300 kWh     $0.1227    kWh 
  All additional kWh     $0.1781   kWh
(Comprised of Energy charge and ECAC and may differ from billed rate due to rounding) Each of the rates above shall be increased or decreased according to Section 13.          
             
6. Minimum Charge Small     $11.24    Month
  Medium     $12.76   Month
  Large     $18.75    Month
             
Lifeline Service Rate       
1. Customer Service Charge       $0.00   Meter 
             
2. Service Size Charge       $1.48   Meter 
             
3. Energy Charge First 400 kWh     $0.0172    kWh 
  All additional kWh     $0.0365   kWh
             
4. Energy Cost Adjustment Charge (ECAC) First 400 kWh     $0.0489    kWh 
  All additional kWh     $0.1048   kWh
             
5. Composite Energy Rate First 400 kWh     $0.0660    kWh 
(Comprised of Energy charge and ECAC and may differ from billed rate due to rounding) All additional kWh     $1414   kWh
  Each of the rates above shall be increased or decreased according to Section 13.          
             
 6. Minimum Charge            
  The minimum charge shall be the sum of the Customer Service Charge and the Service Size Charge.     $1.48   Month
             
Optional Time of Use Rates for Electric Vehicle Owners
1. Customer Service Charge       $9.76    Meter
             
2. Service Size Charge Small     $1.48    Meter 
  Medium     $3.00   Meter
  Large     $8.99    Meter 
             
  Definitions:          
  Small: Service location with two (2) or more meters per service drop and does not meet definition of Large; typically Multifamily Residential           
  Medium: Service location with one (1) meter per service drop and does not meet definition of Large; typically Single Family Residential          
  Large: Service with panel size greater than 200A          
             
   
 3. Energy Charge (Includes ECAC) Summer On-Peak     $0.2664    kWh 
  Summer Mid-Peak     $0.1776   kWh
  Summer Off-Peak     $0.0887    kWh 
  Winter Mid-Peak     $0.1776   kWh
  Winter Off-Peak     $0.0887    kWh 
             
  Definitions:          
  Summer: June 1 through October 31          
  On-Peak: 4pm to 7 pm          
  Mid-Peak: 8 am to 4 pm, 7 pm to 11 pm          
  Off-Peak: 11 pm to 8 am          
  Non-Summer: November 1 through May 31          
  Mid-Peak: 8 am to 11 pm          
  Off-Peak: 11 pm to 8 am          
     

Electric Meter Opt-Out Alternative

Customers choosing the electric meter opt-out alternative by May 20, 2012, shall pay an initial one-time charge of $75.00 for replacement of their existing electric meter with a non-communicating digital meter, and a recurring monthly service charge of $10.00 for customers who receive service under the Basic Rate. Customers under the Lifeline Service Rate shall pay an initial one-time charge of $37.50 for replacement of their existing electric meter with a non-communicating digital meter and a recurring monthly service charge $5.00.

Optional Green Rate Premium

Residential customers who opt-in to the Green Rate Premium will pay an additional $0.018 per kWh on top of their regular rate.

Rates and Charges for Burbank Businesses

Electric rates and charges for businesses are classified by the amount of energy that the business uses. Please refer to the rates in the City of Burbank 2022-23 Adopted Citywide Fee Schedule for more information.

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Electric Service Classification

BWP categorizes its commercial accounts by Electric Service Classifications: Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large General Service.

The Electric Rate Classification explainer will help you identify which electric services classification your account is based on the information found on your bill.
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