CCF - 1 CCF=100 cubic feet of gas. This is how we measure your monthly usage.
MMBtu is the heating value of gas. Your meter measures in CCF (hundreds of cubic feet) which we multiply by the Btu factor to determine the heating capacity of the gas you used.
Customer Charge is a flat amount charged each month even if no gas is used. It recovers a portion of the non-gas costs necessary to reliably serve our customers and adhere to Commission requirements.
Administrative Charge #1 allows CenterPoint Energy to recover non-gas costs necessary to reliably serve our transportation customers.
Administrative Charge #2 allows CenterPoint Energy to recover non-gas costs associated with wireless telemetering equipment necessary to reliably serve our transportation customers.
Distribution Rate is a volumetric charge applied to gas usage. It recovers other non-gas costs not collected in the Customer Charge that are necessary to reliably serve our customers and adhere to Commission Requirements.
Demand Distribution Charge is a volumetric charge applied to contract demand. It recovers other non-gas costs not collected in the Customer Charge and Distribution charge that are necessary to reliably serve our customers and adhere to Commission Requirements.
Gas Supply Rate (GSR) is the cost CenterPoint Energy pays for the gas it delivers to its customers.
Weather Normalization Adjustment (WNA) reduces the effect of abnormally cold weather on customer bills and reduces the impact of revenue loss to the Company during unusually warm weather. It applies to bills mailed between November 1 and April 30.
Bill Determinant Rate Adjustment (BDA) allows the Company to recover the shortfall between the non-gas revenues in the previous BDA Evaluation Period and the non-gas revenues established in the Company's last rate case.
Base Rate Adjustment (BRA) covers costs of improving the gas distribution system.
Energy Efficiency Cost Recovery (EECR) is a charge for recovery of the incremental costs of promoting energy efficiency as ordered by the state Public Service Commission.
Act 310 Surcharge allows the Company to recover investments required to relocate its facilities to accommodate the safe completion of public works and to recover required system integrity expenditures.
Municipal Franchise Adjustment is a fee paid to the city for the gas company’s use of right-of-way in streets and alleys.
Combined pressure factor – necessary to adjust the volume for a meter with a standard index dependent on the amount of pressure on that line.