1) PLAN TYPE You can choose between a variable-rate plan and a fixed-rate plan.
- Variable-rate plan: per-therm rate will increase or decrease each month.
- Fixed-rate plan: per-therm rate will stay the same for the length of your fixed-rate contract.
The unit used to measure gas consumption.
3) PER-THERM RATE
The amount charged for each therm of gas used.
4) CONSUMPTION CHARGE
This is the amount charged for gas you have used.
number of therms
X per-therm rate
= consumption charge
5) CUSTOMER SERVICE CHARGE
Our $5.75 customer service charge covers
the cost of customer service and billing.
6) DEDICATED DESIGN DAY CAPACITY
This is a number calculated by
Atlanta Gas Light (AGL) that indicates how much gas you typically use
during the coldest day of the year.
It helps us plan the amount of capacity needed to supply gas to your home
and is used by AGL to calculate a portion of their base charge (see #7). This
number may be different for every household and is re-calculated once a year.
7) AGL BASE CHARGE
This is a charge added to your bill that goes to AGL for
delivering gas to your home, pipeline maintenance and meter reading. The
charge does not vary by marketer.
Source: The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Natural Gas Education Program
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