Definitions for "Customer Charge"
A monthly charge to cover such local distribution company costs as maintaining lines, meter reading and billing.
A fixed amount to be paid without regard to instantaneous demand or total energy used in the month. In theory the customer charge should cover costs directly related to serving a customer regardless of sales volume. Some costs included are meter costs, meter reading, yard lines and pressure regulators (for gas), transformers and service drops (for electric), maintenance of meters, regulators, transformers and service drops, billing, customer service, etc. In reality, the customer charge does not cover all of these costs, so the remainder is included in the delivery charge.
An amount to be paid for energy periodically by a customer without regard to demand or energy consumption.
The fee you pay to receive service from your distribution company.