What is the Power Cost Adjustment charge on my bill?

The Power Cost Adjustment mentioned on your electric bill refers to the unpredictable variation in power costs. On a month-to-month basis, DCEC compares the amount of power costs collected through its base rates and the actual costs incurred. The difference between the power costs actually incurred and the amount recovered through the base rates is either refunded to or collected from members the following month through the Power Cost Adjustment charge. A negative Power Cost Adjustment means on your monthly bills reflects a refund and a positive Power Cost Adjustment reflects a charge for the difference between average power cost and the actual cost incurred.