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Bill Calc

Under Billing, you may select Bill Calc or Bill Viewer. Bill Calc allows you to enter the time period for a calculated bill. This lets you easily view energy costs on a calendar month basis or for whatever time period that you are interested in instead of on a billing cycle basis. This may be useful for analysis and reporting.





Bill Calc calculations will not match your energy bill and the billing information displayed cannot be used for bill payment or to dispute a bill. Sales tax, additional meter charges, the State Low-Income Assistance Fee and other miscellaneous charges and credits are not included. The billing calculation that you perform may not reflect the time period of your actual bill.


Gas Accounts
BillCalc does not work for gas accounts. At this time, the only gas accounts on Energy Analysis are on gas transportation rates where you contract with a marketer to purchase the gas and pay We Energies to transport the gas.


How to Use BillCalc for Electric Accounts

  • Select the Billing Month and Year by using the pull-down menu. The start and end date for the month are automatically placed in the Start and End date fields.


  • To change the date or time in the date fields, select the field and enter the new information. Click on the Calculate Bill button.


  • If you have more than one account, you may select other accounts using the drop-down arrow in the Account Name field.


  • Select the Calculate Bill button to do the calculation.




Bill Detail Report (pro forma bill)


  • Use the Print Button to print a copy of the Bill Calc.


  • Use the Back Button to return to the Bill Calculation screen.


  • An example of a Bill Detail Report (pro forma) follows:




TIP Check to be sure that data is available for the time period that you are doing a Bill Calc. You can check the Interval End Date in Channels > Channel Detail to see if the data you need is available.


Account Number Listed More Than Once
If you have an account that has changed rates or changed voltage, on-peak time, etc. that impacted the rate calculation, you may see the account with the same account number and different rate information. Check the date in the Effective Date Column to find the most current rate. The previous rate(s) is maintained so that you have access to the historical data. Please be careful to select the correct rate for the time period that you are reviewing.


Customer Demand Charge
The Customer Demand Charge is calculated from the maximum measured demand, not adjusted for power factor, which occurs during either the on or off-peak period, in the current or preceding 11 billing periods. Not all of the history required for calculating this charge will be available for the first 11 months of your data displayed on Energy Analysis. It is more likely that the Customer Demand Charge has not calculated correctly if the Customer Demand and On-Peak kW are the same and the time period that you are reviewing is within the first 11 months of data that is available. The calculation should be correct after 11 billing periods of new data are imported into Energy Analysis.


The Customer Demand charge is also impacted by the month listed in the Billing Month. For example, if you want to calculate a bill for January 2009, you should select January 2009 as the Billing Month and 1/1/2009 as the Start Date and 1/31/2009 as the End Date to calculate the Customer Demand charge correctly. However, if you select December 2008 as the Billing Month and 1/1/2009 as the Start Date and 1/31/2009 as the End Date, the Customer Demand charge will not calculate correctly.


TIP Match the Billing month and year with the greatest number of days in the Start Date and End Date time period for rates that have a Customer Demand charge.


TIP All electric demand rates in Wisconsin have a Customer Demand charge except Cg2 (also referred to as rate 34). Michigan rates have a customer demand charge for Cg3 and primary accounts effective 1/1/2009.


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