Explanation of Bill - Residential

Sample Bill Front

  1. Total Due and Due Date: The balance on your account – including any past due amounts or late fees – and when payment is due.
  2. Member Information: The name on the account and a number assigned by Jackson EMC for each electric service established.
  3. Service Time and Rate: Information about the dates of service, number of service days, bill date and electric service rate.
  4. Account Activity: Detailed account activity for the current billing period, including charges for outdoor lights and EMC Security. It includes:
    • Previous Balance: The amount charged for the previous billing period.
    • Payment: Amount received for the previous billing period.
    • Electric Metered Service: Charges for kilowatt-hours of electricity used on your account.
    • Sales Tax: The sales tax calculated for the amount of electricity used on your account.
    • Operation Round Up®: For members who participate in Operation Round Up, an amount that rounds up their bill to the next dollar amount. Thousands of people in our community have benefited from small donations made each month by members participating in Operation Round Up.
  5. Important Information: Information to Jackson EMC members about the cooperative and its services.
  6. Payment Stub: If mailing your payment, tear off the detachable payment stub and mail with your payment.


Sample Bill Back

  1. Meter Number: The unique 10-digit number on the front of your electric meter. If you have multiple meters on your account, your bill will list each meter number separately.
  2. Usage: The amount of kilowatt-hours (kWh) recorded by your electric meter for the current billing period.
  3. Meter Multiplier: A method of measuring electrical use in situations where the demand for electricity exceeds a normal meter’s measuring capacity. Very large homes or commercial/industrial facilities will have multipliers higher than 1.0.
  4. Service Information: Information about receiving bills via email, viewing your energy use data, and updating your phone number at MyJacksonEMC.com.
  5. Account Management: Information about registering for an online account, check conversions and late fees.
  6. Ways to Pay Your Bill: Convenient options to pay your monthly bill.