Understanding Your Electric Bill

We know monthly bills can be hard to read and understand. Between bottom lines and small print, there can be a lot of questions left unanswered. Avoid the guessing game with our easy-to-read sample bill. We also offer a printable version for you to keep!

Understanding Your Bill

Check out our detailed bill feature descriptions below to help make sense of your monthly bill.  

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Account Summary
Previous Amount $XX.XX
Balance Forward XX.XX
Your plan name
31-Day Period: MM/DD/YYYY to MM/DD/YYYY
Usage Charge XX.XX
Energy Charge1,XXX kWh @$0.0X0000/kWh XX.XX
CenterPoint Energy Delivery XX.XX
Base Charge XX.XX
Gross Receipts Tax Reimbursement XX.XX
Sales Tax 1.00% XX.XX
Current Charges $XX.XX
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