Basic Electric Bill
How to Read Your Bill
Every Rhode Island Energy bill gives a breakdown of exactly what you are being charged. Review this sample bill and compare it to your own.
Billing period refers to the service dates between meter reads. In other words, the day when your meter was read marks the end of a billing period and the beginning of a new billing period. A billing period typically ranges from 27 to 33 calendar days.Your account number is unique to your premise. If you are a Rhode Island Energy customer with multiple premises, each premise has its own unique account number. Treat your account number as confidential information.This is the dollar($) amount owed to Rhode Island Energy. What are my payment options?This section shares important about your account, e.g. payment received, budget plan amount recalculations, etc. Click here to view your account and enable notifications.If a payment was not received within the billing period reflected above, the dollar ($) will be added to your new balance - which will be reflected in your amount due.This is your charge for the current billing period.This reflects the total dollar($) amount that is owed. If you don't have an unpaid charge from a previous billing period, the dollar($) amount reflected here will be the same as your "Current Charges".This section summarizes all the charges that make up your "Amount Due". See below for a detailed breakdown.This is the total dollar amount consumed within the billing period. This does NOT include any unpaid bill(s). If you have any unpaid charges, the number reflected here typically lower than the Amount Due. The dollar($) reflected at the top of your bill is what you pay.This chart shows your usage in the past year. Each alphabet indicated the 1st letter of the month. Example: "N" = November, 2018 "O" = October, 2019This is your average daily energy consumption and cost.An Actual or Estimated Read is based on our ability or inability to obtain a read off of your meter. Estimated read is based off of the average usage for the same period last year. How can I read my meter?