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What Is a Base Charge for Electricity?

Rhythm Team on Friday, June 18, 2021

Any time you are looking for an electricity plan, it’s important to read the fine print. And one of those line items you’ll come across is the base charge.

Simply put, a base charge is the monthly flat fee that appears on your electric bill from your electric provider. A base charge can range from pennies to around $10 a month, depending on which electric company you go with. Which type of electric plan you choose also dictates the fee you’ll see on your monthly bill. For example, pre-paid electricity customers often face a small daily charge that adds up to a comparable monthly cost.

At Rhythm, we only have a base charge on our solar buyback plans. We don’t charge ANY hidden fees.

  • We charge late fees if your electric bill payment is past due or if there are insufficient funds in your account.    

  • We charge fees if you leave us after your first 30 days, but before your contract is up.   

  • We pass along fees and charges without markup from your wires provider for use of the power grid.  

  • We charge you a disconnect transaction fee if Rhythm disconnects you for non-payment.

And instead of finding loopholes to nickel and dime our renewable energy customers, we give them Rhythm Rewards for doing the things they already do.

  • Set up Auto Pay. $5 = 500 Points

  • Enroll in eBill. $5 = 500 Points

  • Refer a friend and have them sign up. $100 = 10,000 Points

It’s just another way we are changing the energy game.

Categories: Energy Explained
Tagged: base charge, electricity, electricity base charge, energy explained, energy education, green energy, renewables

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