Your Water and Power Rates

Pasadena Water and Power takes pride in providing safe, reliable, environmentally responsible water and power service at competitive rates. As a community-owned utility, PWP's first priority is to serve our customers.

PWP also offers a 100% Green Rate option. Visit the PWP Green Power website for more information.

Changes to Rates

PWP monitors and calculates the Power Cost Adjustment ("PCA") each month, and any adjustments from the resulting values are reflected on the following month's first day. PCA adjustments reflect energy market conditions and are consistent with the Power Rate Ordinance under Municipal Code Section 13.04.173.

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Monthly Customer Charges
Customer Charges
$8.96
Grid Access Charge
$4.50
Total
$13.46
Item
per kWh
Energy Charge

14.277 ¢

Transmission Charge

1.609 ¢

Distribution Charge

1.889 ¢

First 350 kWh per month

14.673 ¢

Next 400 kWh per month

10.706 ¢

All Additional kWh per month

Your electricity rate is made up of five line components:

The Monthly Customer Charge is a flat fee on every bill that covers billing metering, customer service and PWP’s call center. It doesn’t change no matter how much energy you use.

The Grid Access Charge is a flat fee that helps recover fixed costs and ensure compliance with Proposition 26.

The Energy Charge covers the costs to procure electricity and natural gas and the cost to generate electricity.

The Transmission Charge is the cost of delivering electricity from the generating plants to our sub-stations.

The Distribution Charge is the cost of delivering electricity from our substations to you. It includes operation and maintenance, capital investment and debt service. Residential distribution rates are tiered; the rate changes depending on how much energy you use.

Small Commercial & Industrial. Non-demand or greater than 30kW

Monthly Customer Charges
Customer Charges
$9.42
Grid Access Charge
$17.00
Total
$26.42
Item
per kWh
Energy Charge

14.16 ¢

Flat Rate, All kWh per month

14.561 ¢

On Peak kWh per month

13.741 ¢

Off Peak kWh per month
Transmission Charge

1.609 ¢

Distribution Charge

6.423 ¢

Your electricity rate is made up of five line components:

The Monthly Customer Charge is a flat fee on every bill that covers billing metering, customer service and PWP’s call center. It doesn’t change no matter how much energy you use.

The Grid Access Charge is a flat fee that helps recover fixed costs and ensure compliance with Proposition 26.

The Energy Charge covers the costs to procure electricity and natural gas and the cost to generate electricity.

The Transmission Charge is the cost of delivering electricity from the generating plants to our sub-stations.

The Distribution Charge is the cost of delivering electricity from our substations to you. It includes operation and maintenance, capital investment and debt service.

 

 

Medium Commercial and Industrial. Monthly usage is 30 to 299 kW

Monthly Customer Charges
Customer Charges
$23.40
Grid Access Charge
$250.00
Total
$273.40
Item
per kWh
Energy Charge

14.343 ¢

Flat Rate, All kWh per month

14.708 ¢

On Peak kWh per month

13.915 ¢

Off Peak kWh per month
Transmission Charge

1.609 ¢

Distribution Charge

$16.09

per kW

Your electricity rate is made up of five line components:

The Monthly Customer Charge is a flat fee on every bill that covers billing metering, customer service and PWP’s call center. It doesn’t change no matter how much energy you use.

The Grid Access Charge is a flat fee that helps recover fixed costs and ensure compliance with Proposition 26.

The Energy Charge covers the costs to procure electricity and natural gas and the cost to generate electricity.

The Transmission Charge is the cost of delivering electricity from the generating plants to our sub-stations.

The Distribution Charge is the cost of delivering electricity from our substations to you. It includes operation and maintenance, capital investment and debt service. The monthly billed kW is the greater of the maximum measured kW occurring during the current month or the highest kW recorded in the last four months.

 

 

Monthly Customer Charges
Customer Charges
$29.75
Grid Access Charge
$250.00
Total
$279.75
Item
per kWh
Energy Charge

14.251 ¢

Flat Rate, All kWh per month

14.611 ¢

On Peak kWh per month

13.843 ¢

Off Peak kWh per month
Transmission Charge

1.59 ¢

Distribution Charge

$11.49

per kW

Your electricity rate is made up of five line components:

The Monthly Customer Charge is a flat fee on every bill that covers billing metering, customer service and PWP’s call center. It doesn’t change no matter how much energy you use.

The Grid Access Charge is a flat fee that helps recover fixed costs and ensure compliance with Proposition 26.

The Energy Charge covers the costs to procure electricity and natural gas and the cost to generate electricity.

The Transmission Charge is the cost of delivering electricity from the generating plants to our sub-stations.

The Distribution Charge is the cost of delivering electricity from our substations to you. It includes operation and maintenance, capital investment and debt service. The monthly billed kW is the greater of the maximum measured kW occurring during the current month or the highest kW recorded in the last four months.

 

 

Large Commercial and Industrial. Monthly usage greater than 299 kW

Monthly Customer Charges
Customer Charges
$47.91
Grid Access Charge
$1500.00
Total
$1547.91
Item
per kWh
Energy Charge

14.709 ¢

On Peak kWh

13.789 ¢

Off Peak kWh
Transmission Charge

1.609 ¢

Distribution Charge

$18.76

per kW

Your electricity rate is made up of five line components:

The Monthly Customer Charge is a flat fee on every bill that covers billing metering, customer service and PWP’s call center. It doesn’t change no matter how much energy you use.

The Grid Access Charge is a flat fee that helps recover fixed costs and ensure compliance with Proposition 26.

The Energy Charge covers the costs to procure electricity and natural gas and the cost to generate electricity.

The Transmission Charge is the cost of delivering electricity from the generating plants to our sub-stations.

The Distribution Charge is the cost of delivering electricity from our substations to you. It includes operation and maintenance, capital investment and debt service. The monthly billed kW is the greater of the maximum measured kW occurring during the current month or the highest kW recorded in the last four months.

 

 

Monthly Customer Charges
Customer Charges
$53.90
Grid Access Charge
$1500.00
Total
$1553.90
Item
per kWh
Energy Charge

14.747 ¢

On Peak kWh

13.759 ¢

Off Peak kWh
Transmission Charge

1.59 ¢

Distribution Charge

$11.89

per kW

Your electricity rate is made up of five line components:

The Monthly Customer Charge is a flat fee on every bill that covers billing metering, customer service and PWP’s call center. It doesn’t change no matter how much energy you use.

The Grid Access Charge is a flat fee that helps recover fixed costs and ensure compliance with Proposition 26.

The Energy Charge covers the costs to procure electricity and natural gas and the cost to generate electricity.

The Transmission Charge is the cost of delivering electricity from the generating plants to our sub-stations.

The Distribution Charge is the cost of delivering electricity from our substations to you. It includes operation and maintenance, capital investment and debt service. The monthly billed kW is the greater of the maximum measured kW occurring during the current month or the highest kW recorded in the last four months.

 

 

Monthly Customer Charges
Customer Charges
$8.96
Grid Access Charge
$4.50
Total
$13.46
Item
per kWh
Energy Charge

14.453 ¢

Transmission Charge

1.609 ¢

Distribution Charge

1.889 ¢

First 350 kWh per month

14.673 ¢

Next 400 kWh per month

10.706 ¢

All Additional kWh per month

Your electricity rate is made up of five line components:

The Monthly Customer Charge is a flat fee on every bill that covers billing metering, customer service and PWP’s call center. It doesn’t change no matter how much energy you use.

The Grid Access Charge is a flat fee that helps recover fixed costs and ensure compliance with Proposition 26.

The Energy Charge covers the costs to procure electricity and natural gas and the cost to generate electricity.

The Transmission Charge is the cost of delivering electricity from the generating plants to our sub-stations.

The Distribution Charge is the cost of delivering electricity from our substations to you. It includes operation and maintenance, capital investment and debt service. Residential distribution rates are tiered; the rate changes depending on how much energy you use.

Small Commercial & Industrial. Applies to service below 30 kW demand.

Monthly Customer Charges
Customer Charges
$9.42
Grid Access Charge
$17.00
Total
$26.42
Item
per kWh
Energy Charge

14.381 ¢

Transmission Charge

1.609 ¢

Distribution Charge

6.423 ¢

Your electricity rate is made up of five line components:

The Monthly Customer Charge is a flat fee on every bill that covers billing metering, customer service and PWP’s call center. It doesn’t change no matter how much energy you use.

The Grid Access Charge is a flat fee that helps recover fixed costs and ensure compliance with Proposition 26.

The Energy Charge covers the costs to procure electricity and natural gas and the cost to generate electricity.

The Transmission Charge is the cost of delivering electricity from the generating plants to our sub-stations.

The Distribution Charge is the cost of delivering electricity from our substations to you. It includes operation and maintenance, capital investment and debt service.

 

 

Medium Commercial and Industrial. Applies to service at 30 kW demand or greater but less than 300 kW demand, and service metered and delivered at voltages less than 17 kV.

Monthly Customer Charges
Customer Charges
$23.40
Grid Access Charge
$250.00
Total
$273.40
Item
per kWh
Energy Charge

14.818 ¢

Transmission Charge

1.609 ¢

Distribution Charge

$16.09

per kW

Your electricity rate is made up of five line components:

The Monthly Customer Charge is a flat fee on every bill that covers billing metering, customer service and PWP’s call center. It doesn’t change no matter how much energy you use.

The Grid Access Charge is a flat fee that helps recover fixed costs and ensure compliance with Proposition 26.

The Energy Charge covers the costs to procure electricity and natural gas and the cost to generate electricity.

The Transmission Charge is the cost of delivering electricity from the generating plants to our sub-stations.

The Distribution Charge is the cost of delivering electricity from our substations to you. It includes operation and maintenance, capital investment and debt service. The monthly billed kW is the greater of the maximum measured kW occurring during the current month or the highest kW recorded in the last four months.

 

 

Medium Commercial and Industrial. Applies to service at 30 kW demand or greater but less than 300 kW demand, and service metered and delivered at voltages equal to or greater than 17 kV.

Monthly Customer Charges
Customer Charges
$29.75
Grid Access Charge
$250.00
Total
$279.75
Item
per kWh
Energy Charge

14.634 ¢

Transmission Charge

1.59 ¢

Distribution Charge

$11.49

per kW

Your electricity rate is made up of five line components:

The Monthly Customer Charge is a flat fee on every bill that covers billing metering, customer service and PWP’s call center. It doesn’t change no matter how much energy you use.

The Grid Access Charge is a flat fee that helps recover fixed costs and ensure compliance with Proposition 26.

The Energy Charge covers the costs to procure electricity and natural gas and the cost to generate electricity.

The Transmission Charge is the cost of delivering electricity from the generating plants to our sub-stations.

The Distribution Charge is the cost of delivering electricity from our substations to you. It includes operation and maintenance, capital investment and debt service. The monthly billed kW is the greater of the maximum measured kW occurring during the current month or the highest kW recorded in the last four months.

 

 

Large Commercial and Industrial. Applies to service at 300 kW demand or greater, and service metered and delivered at voltages less than 17 kV.

Monthly Customer Charges
Customer Charges
$47.91
Grid Access Charge
$1500.00
Total
$1547.91
Item
per kWh
Energy Charge

17.874 ¢

On Peak kWh

13.323 ¢

Off Peak kWh
Transmission Charge

1.609 ¢

Distribution Charge

$18.76

per kW

Your electricity rate is made up of five line components:

The Monthly Customer Charge is a flat fee on every bill that covers billing metering, customer service and PWP’s call center. It doesn’t change no matter how much energy you use.

The Grid Access Charge is a flat fee that helps recover fixed costs and ensure compliance with Proposition 26.

The Energy Charge covers the costs to procure electricity and natural gas and the cost to generate electricity.

The Transmission Charge is the cost of delivering electricity from the generating plants to our sub-stations.

The Distribution Charge is the cost of delivering electricity from our substations to you. It includes operation and maintenance, capital investment and debt service. The monthly billed kW is the greater of the maximum measured kW occurring during the current month or the highest kW recorded in the last four months.

 

 

Large Commercial and Industrial. Applies to service at 300 kW demand or greater, and service metered and delivered at voltages equal to or greater than 17 kV.

Monthly Customer Charges
Customer Charges
$53.90
Grid Access Charge
$1500.00
Total
$1553.90
Item
per kWh
Energy Charge

17.332 ¢

On Peak kWh

13.06 ¢

Off Peak kWh
Transmission Charge

1.59 ¢

Distribution Charge

$11.89

per kW

Your electricity rate is made up of five line components:

The Monthly Customer Charge is a flat fee on every bill that covers billing metering, customer service and PWP’s call center. It doesn’t change no matter how much energy you use.

The Grid Access Charge is a flat fee that helps recover fixed costs and ensure compliance with Proposition 26.

The Energy Charge covers the costs to procure electricity and natural gas and the cost to generate electricity.

The Transmission Charge is the cost of delivering electricity from the generating plants to our sub-stations.

The Distribution Charge is the cost of delivering electricity from our substations to you. It includes operation and maintenance, capital investment and debt service. The monthly billed kW is the greater of the maximum measured kW occurring during the current month or the highest kW recorded in the last four months.

 

 

* The optional Green Power Option is for those customers who want to contribute more for 100% renewable energy. Learn more about opting in to green power.

Tax Rates

Public Benefit Charge (PBC): For all kilowatt hours used, PBC is $0.00685/kWh. Learn more about the PBC here.

Underground Surtax: 4.34% for the first $1,000, decreased percentages for amounts over. This charge applies to both residential and commercial customers. Learn more about the Underground Surtax here.

Monthly Customer Charge

$26.46

Item
per 100 cubic feet
Water Charge

$1.765

$3.748

$4.394

$5.331

Capital Improvement Charge

$1.124

Your water rate is made up of three line items:

The Distribution and Customer Charge is a flat fee on every bill that covers water distribution, billing metering, customer service and PWP’s call center. It is based on the size of your water meter and doesn’t change no matter how much water you use.

* This charge is for a 3/4″ Meter. The exact charges for all meter sizes are outlined in the City of Pasadena Water and Power Rate Card March 1, 2024.

The Water Commodity Rate covers the cost of acquiring water. It is an inclining 4-block structure where the price per billing unit (100 cubic feet of water) increases in each block. PWP uses a “block” or tiered rate structure to encourage conservation; the less you use, the lower your cost. The exact breakdown of water blocks is outlined in the City of Pasadena Water and Power Rate Card March 1, 2024.

The Capital Improvement Charge (CIC) covers ongoing improvements to the Pasadena water system.

Monthly Customer Charge

$25.56

Item
per 100 cubic feet
Water Charge

$1.636

$3.476

$4.074

$4.944

Capital Improvement Charge

$1.005

Your water rate is made up of three line items:

The Distribution and Customer Charge is a flat fee on every bill that covers water distribution, billing metering, customer service and PWP’s call center. It is based on the size of your water meter and doesn’t change no matter how much water you use.

* This charge is for a 3/4″ Meter. The exact charges for all meter sizes are outlined in the City of Pasadena Water and Power Rate Card March 1, 2024.

The Water Commodity Rate covers the cost of acquiring water. It is an inclining 4-block structure where the price per billing unit (100 cubic feet of water) increases in each block. PWP uses a “block” or tiered rate structure to encourage conservation; the less you use, the lower your cost. The exact breakdown of water blocks is outlined in the City of Pasadena Water and Power Rate Card March 1, 2024.

The Capital Improvement Charge (CIC) covers ongoing improvements to the Pasadena water system.

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