Understanding your bill

At Summit Utilities Arkansas (Summit), we understand just how important it is to deliver energy and warmth while working to manage costs.

To help bring costs down for our customers and as part of our becoming your new energy provider, we are giving everyone a rate credit on their bill; these credits will total $26 million over two years across all Summit customers in Arkansas. Your new bill will have some changes going forward to show that credit and other changes, and you don’t have to do a thing to get the credit onto your account.

Here is an explanation of the new billing structure you will see on your bill moving forward. These new rates were approved by the Arkansas Public Service Commission (Commission) when it granted approval of our acquisition.


CCF

CCF = 100 cubic feet of gas. This is how we measure your monthly usage.


Customer Charge

A flat amount charged each month even if no gas is used. It recovers a portion of the non-gas costs necessary to reliably serve our customers and adhere to Commission requirements.


Distribution Charge

A volumetric charge applied to gas usage. It recovers other non-gas costs not collected in the Customer Charge that are necessary to reliably serve our customers and adhere to Commission Requirements.


Gas Supply Rate (GSR)

The cost Summit Utilities pays for the gas it delivers to its customers.


*NEW* Customer Credit Rider (CCR)

A benefit to the customer resulting from Summit’s acquisition of facilities in Arkansas that provides a reduction to charges beginning February 1, 2022.


Energy Efficency Cost Recovery (EECR)

A charge for recovery of the incremental costs of promoting energy efficiency as ordered by the Commission.


Municiple Franchise Adjustment

A fee paid to the city for the gas company’s use of right-of-way in streets and alleys.


*NEW* System Safety Enhancement Rider

The system safety enhancement charge recovers pipeline replacement project expenditures in compliance with Summit’s Distribution Integrity Management Program and Transmission Integrity Management Program.


Weather Normalization Adjustment (WNA)

Reduces the effect of abnormally cold weather on customer bills and reduces the impact of revenue loss to Summit during unusually warm weather. It applies to bills mailed between November 1 and April 30.


Summit Utilities (AR) – Natural Gas Rates

*THIS SITE CONTAINS COPIES OF SUMMIT UTILITIES’S TARIFFS. THE OFFICIAL TARIFFS ARE ON FILE WITH THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION. ALTHOUGH EVERY EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE TO ENSURE THAT THE TARIFFS ON THIS SITE ARE ACCURATE AND ARE UPDATED ON A TIMELY BASIS, SUMMIT UTILITIES DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THEY ARE IDENTICAL IN EVERY RESPECT TO THE OFFICIAL TARIFFS ON FILE WITH THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY DIFFERENCES.