CCF - 1 CCF=100 cubic feet of gas. This is how we measure your monthly usage.
MCF - 1 MCF=1000 cubic feet of gas or 10 CCF. 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 and base amount. Covers fixed costs for reading meters, issuing bills, maintaining facilities and gas lines, postage, etc. These costs occur even if you do not use gas during a billing period.
Customer charge and distribution charge. Covers fixed costs for reading meters, issuing bills, maintaining facilities and gas lines, postage, etc. These costs occur even if you do not use gas during a billing period.
Administrative Charge #2 allows CenterPoint Energy to recover non-gas costs associated with wireless telemetering equipment necessary to reliably serve our transportation customers.
Gas Cost Adjustment (GCA) is the cost CenterPoint Energy pays for the gas it delivers to its customers.
Storage inventory charge allows the Company the opportunity to recover the regulated carrying cost of its investment in storage.
Reimbursement of local franchise fee is a fee paid to the city for the company's use of right-of-way in streets and alleys.
Reimbursement of state gross receipts tax is a tax imposed by the State of Texas on each utility company located in an incorporated city having a population of more than 1,000.
Reimbursement of gas utility pipeline tax is a pipeline transmission fee paid to the State of Texas.
GRIP Surcharge – The Gas Reliability Infrastructure Program (“GRIP”) is an interim rate adjustment allowed by Texas Statue (Texas Utilities Code §104.301) that allows utilities to recover their costs related to additional invested capital without filing a full rate case.
Combined pressure factor – necessary to adjust the volume for a meter with a standard index dependent on the amount of pressure on that line.