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Changes to the RTP Supplier Charge Rate

December 31, 2015

There has been a change to how one of the line items on your bill is calculated. In the past, your individual RTP Supplier Charge was calculated based on the current charge rate and your total kWh electricity use during the billing period. Now, during the non-summer months starting January 2016, the RTP supplier charge rate will only be applied to the first 800 kWh of electricity you use during a billing period.

From January 1, 2016 through May 31, 2016, the RTP supplier charge rate will be applied as follows:

  • 0-800 kWh: 2.283 cents/kWh
  • > 800 kWh: 0.00 cents/kWh

The RTP Supplier Charge covers the costs of the additional supply services required for providing electricity. On BGS-1 bills, this charge is factored into the Energy Supply Charge, so the effect on PSP savings should be minimal.

Note that the hourly pricing information provided to PSP participants includes BOTH the hourly electricity price and the RTP Supplier Charge rate. We believe this allows participants to better understand their costs on the program and how the hourly rate compares to the Ameren Illinois default supply rate (BGS-1).

If you have any questions regarding changes to the RTP Supplier Charge rate, please contact the Power Smart Pricing team at 1-877-655-6028 or info@powersmartpricing.org.  As always, be sure to follow the Power Smart Pricing news page for important program updates and information.