PCA set back to zero
Due to better than forecasted sales in late 2019, the Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) implemented in July has been eliminated as of your December usage (your latest bill).
The PCA is a separate line item on each SCEC electric bill reflecting the increase/decrease in the cost of power purchased from our wholesale provider, Dairyland Power Cooperative (DPC). It is a pass-through charge we pay to DPC for the electricity we buy from them to sell to you. The PCA can change each month and can be a charge or a credit on your bill. The changing PCA is to “true-up” with our members the cost of the electricity we purchased or provided them.
A portion of the energy cost is already included in the base rate. When the cost of power is greater than the base rate the PCA is a charge. When the cost of power is less than the base rate the PCA is a credit. We implemented a PCA of .0073\kWh beginning July 1.
As a non-profit cooperative, SCEC must recover the cost of doing business, as well as maintain sufficient margins to reinvest in our distribution system. We respect and value that safe, reliable electricity and fair electric rates are important to our members. We will continue to work hard to be good stewards of your cooperative and earn your trust every day!