About Your Bill
Here are some simple explanations for some of the terms, abbreviations and numbers you will see on your Residential bill. There are approximately 30 days in each billing cycle. This may depending on the number of days in that month. Call the HCEC Member Services department at 936-544-5641 if you have questions about your bill.
2. Map Location - Each meter is assigned a specific map number used to locate the meter. In most cases, you will see the physical address here. If you do not see a physical address, please contact HCEC and provide us with that information.
6. Meter Readings - Beginning and ending readings of your meter for the current billing period.
7. Mult - Some meters have a Multiple factor. Almost all residential meters will be only a multiple of 1, meaning the reading you see is what you get.
8. KWH Usage - Unit of measurement for electricity consumed. A watt is a measurement of energy. One kilowatt equals 1,000 watts. A kilowatt hour is approximately the amount of electricity that ten 100-watt bulbs use in one hour.
9. Energy Charge - The amount of your bill, based on the rate structure that is built into our billing system.
- Power Cost Adjustment - HCEC bills only the cost of power to you. If the power cost for the billing period in question is more or less than what is built into HCEC's rate structure, the adjustment is made here in the form of a debit or credit, depending on the power cost from our provider for that particular month.
- Security Light Charge - This will appear only on members who have a security light.
- PCA - The factor used to figure the adjustment listed above.