The Power Cost Adjustment reflects the increases or decreases in the cooperative’s cost of wholesale power, which Berkeley purchases in bulk on behalf of all members. Berkeley Electric uses the PCA to adjust your bill to reflect changes in the price the cooperative has to pay for the wholesale power that it provides to you. By using the PCA, the cooperative is able to keep its base rates stable.
Currently, the PCA is a credit on members’ bills, and it has not changed since April 2017. The PCA can be an extra charge or a credit depending on the cost of wholesale power.