RESIDENTIAL RATE A

Service under this rate is available for all single-phase, 120/240 volt, domestic purposes in an individual private dwelling or an individual apartment and is subject to our Terms and Conditions.

Distribution Customer Charge:$10.60 per month
Energy Charges: 
Distribution$0.07555 per kWh all kWh
Transmission$0.02583 per kWh all kWh
Generation$0.08939 per kWh all kWh in winter months
 $0.08939 per kWh up to 1599 kWh per summer month
 $0.12361 per kWh over 1599 per summer month
Conservation$0.0024 per kWh all kWh
TOTAL ENERGY$0.19317 per kWh all kWh in winter months
 $0.19317 per kWh up to 1599 kWh per summer month
 $0.22740 per kWh over 1599 per summer month
Minimum Charge:The Customer Charge

For more detailed information, please download the Residential Rate A Tariff.

For previous Residential Rate A Tariff (effective March 1, 2010 – November 30, 2019), click here.


RESIDENTIAL TIME-OF-USE PILOT RATE A TOU

This tariff is available on a pilot basis to a limited number of customers starting in January 2022. Single-phase 120/240 volt customers in individual, private dwellings or individual apartments may elect to take service under this rate for domestic purposes. To join this rate, customers must apply to Belmont Light and have an advanced meter capable of interval billing installed. Service under this tariff is subject to Belmont Light’s Terms and Conditions.

Pilot Rate A TOU customers with an approved, interconnected EFR Facility, as defined by Belmont Light’s Policy on Emission-Free Renewable Energy Facilities, at their private dwelling will be compensated under this tariff for all kWh received by Belmont Light’s distribution system.

Distribution Customer Charge:$10.60 per month
Energy Charges Summer Months: 
GenerationOn-Peak (1-7 p.m. daily)$0.27819 per all kWh usage
Off-Peak (all other hours) $0.05538 per all kWh usage
Transmission On-Peak (1-7 p.m. daily) $0.10152 per all kWh usage
 Off-Peak (all other hours) No applicable charge
Distribution/ConservationAll hours$0.07745 per all kWh usage
TOTAL ENERGY CHARGES SUMMEROn-Peak (1-7 p.m. daily)$0.45716 per kWh per all kWh usage
 Off-Peak (all other hours) $0.13283 per kWh per all kWh usage
Energy Charges Non-Summer Months:
GenerationOn-Peak (4-8 p.m. daily) $0.09513 per all kWh usage
Off-Peak (all other hours) $0.06041 per all kWh usage
TransmissionOn-Peak (4-8 p.m. daily) $0.12686 per all kWh usage
Off-Peak (all other hours)No applicable charge
Distribution/ConservationAll hours $0.07745 per all kWh usage
TOTAL ENERGY CHARGES NON-SUMMEROn-Peak (4-8 p.m. daily) $0.29944 per all kWh usage
Off-Peak (all other hours) $0.13786 per all kWh usage
Energy Buyback Credits Summer Months
GenerationOn-Peak (1-7 p.m. daily) $0.27819 per all kWh received
Off-Peak (all other hours) $0.05538 per all kWh received
TransmissionOn-Peak (1-7 p.m. daily) $0.10152 per all kWh received
Off-Peak (all other hours)No applicable credit
TOTAL ENERGY BUYBACK SUMMEROn-Peak (1-7 p.m. daily) $0.37971 per all kWh received
Off-Peak (all other hours) $0.05538 per all kWh received
Energy Buyback Credits Non-Summer Months
Generation On-Peak (4-8 p.m. daily) $0.09513 per all kWh received
Off-Peak (all other hours) $0.06041 per all kWh received
Transmission On-Peak (4-8 p.m. daily) $0.12686 per all kWh received
Off-Peak (all other hours) No applicable credit
TOTAL ENERGY BUYBACK NON-SUMMER On-Peak (4-8 p.m. daily) $0.22199 per all kWh received
Off-Peak (all other hours) $0.06041 per all kWh received

For more detailed information, please download the Residential Time-of-Use Pilot Rate A TOU Tariff.

SEASONAL DEFINITION

“Summer” rates apply to kWh used or received from June 1st through September 30th. “Non-Summer”
rates apply to kWh used or received from October 1st through May 31st.

DEFINITION OF ON- AND OFF-PEAK PERIODS

In summer months, on-peak periods begin at 1:00 p.m. and end at 7:00 p.m. each day, including
weekends and holidays. All other hours in summer months are designated off-peak. In non-summer
months, on-peak periods begin at 4:00 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. each day, including
weekends and holidays. All other hours in winter months are designated as off-peak.


RESIDENTIAL LOW INCOME RATE LI

Service under this rate is available for all single-phase, 120/240 volt, domestic purposes in an individual private dwelling or an individual apartment and subject to our Terms and Conditions. Eligibility for this rate is based on economic need. Applications to demonstrate economic need are available from Belmont Light and must be submitted annually.

Note:  Unless customer has medical exemptionresidents must qualify for Residential LI rates. Please call customer service for more information, 617.993.2800

Distribution Customer Charge:$0.00 per month
Energy Charges: 
Distribution$0.01402 per kWh all kWh
Transmission$0.02583 per kWh all kWh
Generation$0.08939 per kWh all kWh in winter months
 $0.08939 per kWh up to 1599 per summer month*
 $0.12109 per kWh up to 1599 per summer month*
Conservation$0.0024 per kWh all kWh
TOTAL ENERGY CHARGES$0.13164 per KWh all kWh in winter months
 $0.13164 per kWh up to 1599 per summer month
 $0.16334 per kWh over 1599 per summer month*

For more detailed information, please download the Residential Low Income Rate LI Tariff.


RATE EFR FOR SOLAR PV CUSTOMERS

Service under this rate is available for residential, municipal, and commercial customers with qualifying, interconnected emission-free renewable generating facilities sized at 1.5 MW or less. Customers interested in becoming distributed generation hosts must file an interconnection agreement with Belmont Light prior to installation.

Current Buyback Credit for Excess Solar Electricity11 cents/kWh

For more detailed rate information, please see the Rate EFR Tariff and the 2015 EFR Policy (Updated July 30, 2018).


NYPA POWER COST ADJUSTMENT CLAUSE

Residential customers will receive a credit equal to the number of kilowatt-hours billed during each month, up to a maximum of 500 kilowatt-hours, multiplied by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) Hydropower Credit Rate determined periodically as follows:
NYPA = (NC-NV) / RK

Where:

  1. NYPA = NYPA Hydropower Credit Rate for the Period
  2. NC = total cost of hydropower from NYPA for the Period
  3. NV = the total value of the NYPA Capacity and Energy received by Belmont Light from ISO-New England in its settlement account during the Period
  4. RK = number of residential kilowatt-hours to which the NYPA Hydropower Credit will be applied for the Period

Such NYPA Credit Rate will be determined periodically using estimated costs and volumes. Revenues and expenses will be reconciled to actual quantities and the balance carried forward to future periods.

Click here to download the NYPA Power Cost Adjustment Clause.


POWER COST ADJUSTMENT

The Power Cost Adjustment calculated pursuant to this rate schedule is applicable to all energy delivered by Belmont Light. The prices for the above energy assume a base cost for power supply, which is determined periodically as follows:

Base Cost = Estimated purchased power cost for the period / Estimated kWh sales for the period

Revenue adjustments are made through the PCA factor to reflect the difference between the actual cost of power supply and the base cost. The PCA factor is applied as required, in order to equate actual power supply costs with revenues collected through the base rate to cover short term power supply cost fluctuations.

Click here to download the Power Cost Adjustment Tariff.


BILLING

When the billing period is for more than one month, the Customer Charge will be multiplied by
that number of months. Any bill for which valid payment has not been received within 45 days
from the date rendered shall be considered past due and bear interest on any unpaid balance, including any outstanding interest charges, at a rate of 1.5% per month from the date the bill
was considered past due.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The Department’s Terms and Conditions are applicable for all customers until service is
terminated on seventy-two hours written notice. The Terms and Conditions, where not
inconsistent with any specific provisions hereof, are part of the rates above.