Your BMU statement you will receive this week is for the usage period of early December to early January. Your meter is read around the same day each month. Due to the New Year's Day holiday we did not begin reading meters until January 3. Because of this late start the billing period for this statement may be as much as 34 days. In addition, the average temperature during the current billing cycle was 38 degrees. The average temperature during the previous billing cycle was 51 degrees. The extended length of the billing period combined with the colder weather should have increased the usage for this billing cycle and caused a noticeable difference from your previous bill.
While the explanation above should account for the majority of what most customers are seeing, a rate increase was implemented on the current billing cycle. For most residential customers, the impact of this rate increase on your billing statement would have averaged around $10.