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Subject: | Electric Bills |
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Date: | Tue, 3 May 2011 13:29:45 -0500 |

From: | Clark, Ed |

To: | <gselby@statesman.com> |

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Gardner:
here is the best way to see the change in electric bills over
the years due to the fuel charge.

To
summarize: the energy charge (base electric rates) has not
changed since 1994. The energy charge on the electric bill
covers the cost of Austin Energy operations; staff, the
electric system, power plants, vehicles etc.

The
fuel charge on the electric bill is a dollar-for-dollar
recovery of the cost of fuel, purchased power and Austin’s
share of fees to maintain the state electric grid. The fuel
charge goes up or down each year based on the level of the
expenses which it recovers.

A
consistent way to see changes in the fuel charge over the
years was to show you the total electric bill in August for
each year. We used 1,000 kilowatt-hours of energy usage which
is the average monthly usage year-round for Austin Energy
residential customers.

...

Ed
Clark

Communications
Director

Austin
Energy

**1,000 kWh
bill—August of each year.**

**Components
of the electric bill: **

- Customer Charge - $6.00
- Energy Charge- 3.55 cents for
first 500 kWh, 7.82 cents for next 500 kWh
- Fuel Charge as shown for each
year
- Fee for statewide transmission
costs added in Nov 2010

**Year
Fuel
Charge
Total August Bill**

1994
1.629
cents/kWh
$79.14

1995
1.4040
cents/kWh
$76.89

1996
1.522
cents/kWh
$78.07

1997
1.311
cents/kWh
$75.96

1998
1.455
cents/kWh
$77.40

1999
1.372
cents/kWh
$76.57

2000
1.635
cents/kWh
$79.20

2001
2.682
cents/kWh
$89.67

2002
1.774
cents/kWh
$80.59

2003
2.004
cents/kWh
$82.89

2004
2.796
cents/kWh
$90.81

2005
2.796
cents/kWh
$90.81

2006
3.634
cents/kWh
$99.19

2007
3.044
cents/kWh
$93.29

2008
3.653
cents/kWh
$99.38

2009
3.653
cents/kWh
$99.38

2010
3.653
cents/kWh
$100.20 (includes 82 cents/1,000 kWh-Transmission Fee)

2011
3.105
cents/kWh
$94.72 (includes 82 cents/1,000 kWh- Transmission Fee)