Water and Electric 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.

Electric Rates (Summer)

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.
    • For commercial distribution rates M-1 and above, 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.

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.

RESIDENTIAL
Monthly Customer Charges Item per kWh
Customer Charges
$8.96
Grid Access Charge
$4.50
Total
$13.46
Energy Charge 14.553¢
Transmission Charge 1.609¢
Distribution Charge 1.889¢ First 350 kWh per month
14.673¢ Next 100 kWh per month
10.706¢ All additional kWh per month

 

COMMERCIAL - SMALL (S-1) Applies to service below 30 kW demand.
Monthly Customer Charges Item per kWh
Customer Charges
$9.42
Grid Access Charge
$17.00
Total
$26.42
Energy Charge 14.381¢
Transmission Charge 1.609¢
Distribution Charge 6.423¢

 

COMMERCIAL - MEDIUM (M-1) SECONDARY 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 Item per kWh
Customer Charges
$23.40
Grid Access Charge
$250.00
Total
$273.40
Energy Charge 14.818¢
Transmission Charge 1.609¢
Distribution Charge $16.09 per kW

 

COMMERCIAL - MEDIUM (M-2) PRIMARY 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 Item per kWh
Customer Charges
$29.75
Grid Access Charge
$250.00
Total
$279.75
Energy Charge 14.634¢
Transmission Charge 1.590¢
Distribution Charge $11.49 per kW

 

COMMERCIAL - LARGE (L-1) SECONDARY Applies to service at 300 kW demand or greater, and service metered and delivered at voltages less than 17 kV.
Monthly Customer Charges Item per kWh
Customer Charges
$47.91
Grid Access Charge
$1,500
Total
$1547.91
Energy Charge 17.874¢ (On Peak)
13.323¢ (Off Peak)
Transmission Charge 1.609¢
Distribution Charge 18.76¢ per kW

 

COMMERCIAL - LARGE (L-2) PRIMARY 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 Item per kWh
Customer Charges
$53.90
Grid Access Charge
$1,500
Total
$1553.90
Energy Charge 17.332¢ (On Peak)
13.06¢ (Off Peak)
Transmission Charge 1.59¢
Distribution Charge $11.89 per kW

Water Rates

Fixed Charge

A fixed fee, based on your water meter size, that recovers the costs of distribution, billing, metering, customer service, and a portion of water system improvements.

Size Monthly Charge Bi-Monthly Charge
¾ " $38.62 $77.24
1 " $60.19 $120.38
1 ½ ” $114.11 $228.22
2 " $178.82 $357.64
3 " $475.40 $950.80
4 " $815.13 $1,630.26
6 " $1,731.84 $3,463.68
8 " $3,026.02 $6,052.04
10 " $4,535.90 $9,071.80

 

Variable Charge
A 3-tiered rate structure based on the amount of water used during the billing period. Calculated based on consumption; the less you use, the lower your charge based on number of units specified in each tier. It covers water supply, treatment, and testing, as well as a portion of water system improvements. (Per One Hundred Cubic Feet):

Customer Classification Tiers Blocks Charges
Single Family Residential Tier 1 0-7 $2.24818
Tier 2 7-29 $5.92680
Tier 3 Over 29 $6.44550
Multi-Family Residential  (Tier *DwellingUnit) Tier 1 0-5 $2.24209
Tier 2 5-10 $5.87186
Tier 3 Over 10 $6.24448
Small Commercial (5/8" - 1") Tier 1 0-8 $2.21109
Tier 2 8-43 $5.84411
Tier 3 Over 43 $6.19440
Medium Commercial (1½' - 4") Tier 1 0-52 $2.25510
Tier 2 52-265 $5.88262
Tier 3 Over 265 $6.36652
Large Commercial (6" - 10") Tier 1 0-850 $2.27128
Tier 2 850-5050 $5.94146
Tier 3 Over 5050 $6.55430

Customer Classifications

  • Single Family Residential ("SFR") - Applies to separately metered single-family detached residences, also called single detached dwellings, or single-family with accessory dwelling unit.
  • Multi-Family Residential ("MFR") - Applies to multifamily dwellings served by a single meter, including properties permitted as work/live space when used for residential purposes. Multi-family dwellings are apartments, condominiums or town houses with at least two dwelling units at the same physical location.
  • Commercial - Applies, without regard to meter size, to all accounts serving mercantile buildings, motels, and other short term lodging establishments, office buildings, institutional buildings, schools, churches, manufacturing facilities, industrial facilities, and other commercial establishments.

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