Marietta Power issues bills in 17 billing cycles. Your actual billing date will vary no more than one or two days during a month. If you don't receive your bill near your normal billing date, please call because we cannot accept responsibility for delays in mailing caused by the postal service.
Your billing date is determined by your service location. All billing cycles are arranged geographically to make our meter reading system as efficient as possible. Our meter readers use a hand-held computer to enter meter readings. This device may ask for verification if the consumption appears to be abnormally high or low. Meter reading accuracy is monitored and is consistently more than 99%.
Due Date - 10% Discount Given
The amount of your bill is determined by the actual amount of consumption that you used. If you pay your bill within 10 days of the billing date, you may pay the 10% discounted amount that is offered for early payment (electric service only). Customers paying after the due date should pay the actual gross amount.
Purchase Power Adjustment
This amount reflects the annual cost of fuel used to generate electricity for that particular billing period. The cost of fuel fluctuates monthly so it is not in the base rate. It is adjusted every January for the following year.
Tax (if Applicable)
A sales tax of five percent is applied to the electric portion of your bill.
A franchise tax of four percent is applied to your electric bill if you are within Marietta city limits