8 Dec

National Grid Bill Pay Explained

When you look at your National Grid Bill do you understand every charge on there? If not, then you might be interested to learn about them!

Take a minute to watch our “Understanding Your Electric Bill” video to fully understand the charges you see on your bill. Once you are familiar with your electric bill, keep reading to understand what National Grid Bill Pay rate your business falls under and what that implies for you.

National Grid Bill Pay offers three main rates for businesses:

1. General Service (G1)

This option is mainly for “small commercial and industrial customers with average usage less than 10,000 kWh per month or 200 kW of demand.” For reference, the image above is what 200kW would look like in solar panels.

Customer Charge $10.00/month
Distribution ChargeFirst 2,000 kWhExcess of 2,000 kWh 4.232¢/kWh6.004¢/kWh
Transmission Charge 1.869¢/kWh
Transition Charge 0.109¢/kWh
Energy Efficiency Charge 0.952¢/kWh
Renewables Charge 0.050¢/kWh

 

2. General Service: Demand

This option is mainly for “commercial and industrial customers with average usage exceeding 10,000 kWh per month and demand not exceeding 200 kW.”

Customer Charge $16.56/month
Distribution Demand Charge $6.00/kW
Distribution Energy Charge 0.729¢/kWh
Transmission Charge 1.854¢/kWh
Transition Energy Charge 0.106¢/kWh
Energy Efficiency Charge 0.952¢/kWh
Renewables Charge 0.050¢/kWh

 

3. Time-of-Use

This option is mainly for “large commercial and industrial customers with demand greater than 200 kW.” Time-of-Use is based on peak and off-peak hourly usage. When using electricity during peak hours (8 am to 9 pm) it will cost roughly 0.753cents/kWh more than if you use electricity during off-peak hours (9 pm to 8 am).

Customer Charge $200.00/month
Distribution Demand Charge $3.92/kW
Distribution ChargePeak HoursOff-Peak Hours 1.215¢/kWh0.462¢/kWh
Transmission Charge 1.660¢/kWh
Transition Energy Charge 0.111¢/kWh
Energy Efficiency Charge 0.952¢/kWh
Renewables Charge 0.050¢/kWh

 

Once you understand which rate you fit under, National Grid Bill Pay offers two different payment options. The first is a Fixed Price Option, which allows you to be billed at the same rate for several months at a time. Secondly, the Variable Price Option allows you to be billed month by month, which will include any variations in prices or charges.

If you want to see your electric bill decrease, consider going solar! Adding solar to your roof will provide you with clean, renewable energy at a discounted rate than what National Grid charges. Through the use of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), Clean Footprint’s solar financing solution, you can save 10 to 20% on your monthly electric bill. By simply selling you the electricity produced by the solar array, Clean Footprint offers you competitive pricing and absorbs all the risk. If you are a National Grid customer and are considering taking your business solar, click to Get A Quote!

For more information visit National Grid’s website.

Feature Photo Caption: A 200kW solar array at the University of Texas-Austin.
Eliza Porter

Eliza Porter

Eliza is the Chief Learning Officer for Clean Footprint. As the Chief Learning Officer, she is responsible for writing and editing blogs, e-books, videos and white papers as well as other learning content created for Clean Footprint’s developer partners and clients. Eliza attended New York University in Paris, France and studied Global Liberal Studies before moving to Florida and joining the Clean Footprint team. She also studied Business and Entrepreneurship at the University of Central Florida.