RESIDENTIAL RATES

Service under all commercial rates are subject to our Terms & Conditions


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:$12.60 per month
Energy Charges: 
Distribution$0.07906 per kWh all kWh
Transmission$0.03844 per kWh all kWh
Generation$0.11000 per kWh all kWh
Conservation$0.0024 per kWh all kWh
TOTAL ENERGY$0.22990 per kWh all kWh
Minimum Charge:The Customer Charge

The Power Cost Adjustment and NYPA Hydro Power Adjustment Clause are incorporated in monthly bills along with the charges above. Subject to billing period and Terms and Conditions. Please see below for information regarding these items.

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

For previous Residential Rate A Tariffs:

  • Effective March 1, 2010 – November 30, 2019 | Click here
  • Effective December 1, 2019 – December 31, 2022 | Click here

RESIDENTIAL TIME-OF-USE RATE A TOU

Note: A pilot program was available to a limited number of customers (150) from January 1 – December 31, 2022. The Municipal Light Board voted to open the rate to an additional 150 customers (for a total number of 300) on a first-come, first-served basis, starting on December 1, 2023. At this time, Belmont Light is accepting customers on a rolling basis for the rate.

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:$12.60 per month
Energy Charges Summer Months: 
GenerationOn-Peak
(1-7 p.m. daily)
$0.28501 per all kWh usage
Off-Peak
(all other hours)
$0.05674 per all kWh usage
Transmission On-Peak
(1-7 p.m. daily)
$0.11065 per all kWh usage
 Off-Peak
(all other hours)
No applicable charge
Distribution/ConservationAll hours$0.08146 per all kWh usage
TOTAL ENERGY CHARGES SUMMEROn-Peak
(1-7 p.m. daily)
$0.47712 per kWh per all kWh usage
 Off-Peak
(all other hours)
$0.13820 per kWh per all kWh usage
Energy Charges Non-Summer Months:
GenerationOn-Peak
(4-8 p.m. daily)
$0.09748 per all kWh usage
Off-Peak
(all other hours)
$0.06190 per all kWh usage
TransmissionOn-Peak
(4-8 p.m. daily)
$0.13826 per all kWh usage
Off-Peak
(all other hours)
No applicable charge
Distribution/ConservationAll hours $0.08146 per all kWh usage
TOTAL ENERGY CHARGES NON-SUMMEROn-Peak
(4-8 p.m. daily)
$0.31720 per all kWh usage
Off-Peak
(all other hours)
$0.14336 per all kWh usage
Energy Buyback Credits Summer Months
GenerationOn-Peak
(1-7 p.m. daily)
$0.28501 per all kWh received
Off-Peak
(all other hours)
$0.05674 per all kWh received
TransmissionOn-Peak
(1-7 p.m. daily)
$0.11065 per all kWh received
Off-Peak
(all other hours)
No applicable credit
TOTAL ENERGY BUYBACK SUMMEROn-Peak
(1-7 p.m. daily)
$0.39566 per all kWh received
Off-Peak
(all other hours)
$0.05674 per all kWh received
Energy Buyback Credits Non-Summer Months
Generation On-Peak
(4-8 p.m. daily)
$0.09748 per all kWh received
Off-Peak
(all other hours)
$0.06190 per all kWh received
Transmission On-Peak
(4-8 p.m. daily)
$0.13826 per all kWh received
Off-Peak
(all other hours)
No applicable credit
TOTAL ENERGY BUYBACK NON-SUMMER On-Peak
(4-8 p.m. daily)
$0.23574 per all kWh received
Off-Peak
(all other hours)
$0.06190 per all kWh received

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

For previous Residential Rate A Tariffs:

  • Pilot Rate effective January 1, 2022 – November 30, 2023 | Click here
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 and is based on a customer’s eligibility for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) Program, administered by Community Teamwork. Applications to demonstrate economic need must be submitted annually. Please visit Community Teamwork’s LIHEAP page for more information and to apply.

Distribution Customer Charge:$0.00 per month
Energy Charges: 
Distribution$0.01495 per kWh all kWh
Transmission$0.03539 per kWh all kWh
Generation$0.10800 per kWh all kWh
Conservation$0.0024 per kWh all kWh
TOTAL ENERGY CHARGES$0.16074 per kWh all kWh in winter months

The Power Cost Adjustment and NYPA Hydro Power Adjustment Clause are incorporated in monthly bills along with the charges above. Subject to billing period and Terms and Conditions. Please see below for information regarding these items.

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

For previous Residential Low Income Rate LI Tariffs:

  • Effective March 1, 2010 – November 30, 2019 | Click here
  • Effective December 1, 2019 – December 31, 2022 | Click here

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 Electricity13 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

Effective January 1, 2023, there is no Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) charge or credit to be applied to all customer bills.

The current tariff adjusts the revenues collected under the generation and transmission charges from all customers to be equal to the purchased power expenses.

The over-collection or under-collection of such purchased power and transmission charges will be reviewed periodically and the PCA will be adjusted as necessary.

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.