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A Closer Look at Your Utility Bill: The PGA and ECA

Posted on Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Like many utilities, CFU has variable charges on utility bills that reflect the market prices of gas and electricity. Those charges on CFU's bill are called the Purchased Gas Adjustment (PGA) and the Energy Cost Adjustment (ECA). 

The PGA and ECA fluctuate up and down based on the wholesale prices CFU pays for the energy it provides to customers. Here's what you should know about the PGA and ECA on your bill: 

Purchased Gas Adjustment (PGA)

This item appears on your natural gas bill. The total reflects the cost of the natural gas a customer uses. In the PGA, CFU passes on to customers only the cost for natural gas and related pipeline fees without markup. The PGA changes each month. If your billed usage occurs both before and after the first of the month, your effective PGA will be calculated for the number of days each PGA was in effect.

Energy Cost Adjustment (ECA) 
This item appears on your electric bill. The total reflects the cost of the electricity a customer uses. In the ECA, CFU passes on to customers only the cost to produce or purchase electricity without markup. The ECA changes every month. If your billed usage occurs both before and after the first of the month, your effective ECA will be calculated for the number of days each ECA was in effect.