Why am I paying a PCA and a kilowatt rate?

A portion of YVEA’s cost of power is already included in the energy charge or kilowatt hour (kWh) charge. When the cost of power is greater than the amount included in the energy charge, the Power Cost Adjustment reflects that increase. When the cost of power purchased is less, the Power Cost Adjustment appears as a credit on electric bills. If we do not receive a Power Cost adjustment from Xcel, the line item will stay on a member’s bill but will show it as $0. The PCA reflects the true fluctuations in the power we purchase from Xcel.