Power Purchase to Lower Wholesale Purchase Price
On June 18, 2012, the Perkasie Borough Council approved its first Power Supply Master Plan, which will serve as a guide for the amount of future wholesale power needs, the diversity of power supplies, and the timing of such purchases over multiple years. The Council wasted little time in beginning the implementation of the plan, and on November 19, 2012 authorized the Borough Manager and Power Supply Consultant, GDS Associates, to purchase 3 additional blocks of power for the future years.
Altogether these purchases comprise about 59 percent of the Borough’s needs for 2016 and 2017 with only 20 percent left to purchase in the next two years. Assuming that the last remaining segment can be purchased at currently forecasted market prices over the next three years, the wholesale costs to the borough for its power supply needs for these two years, 2016 and 2017, will drop significantly, resulting in over $2 million in annual savings to the borough and its ratepayers. Please click here for more information.
In June of this year, the Borough Council, by unanimous vote, adopted its first power supply master plan. The plan is a guideline for determining how future power purchases will be made. Our new power supply master plan is expected to help the Borough reduce future costs by planning well in advance and allowing the Borough to average the purchase costs to avoid high market rates in years to come. To read the rest of the story, click here and open a copy of the Summer 2012 Borough Newsletter.
Power Supply Master Plan Presentation
The winter may be behind us, but the increased cost of fuel and electricity is here to stay. In fact, the cost of electricity typically increases with higher electrical demand during the summer months. A properly weatherized home will keep the occupants cooler in the summer , warmer in the winter, and reduce their energy usage all year round.
The Bucks County Opportunity Council's Home Energy Conservation Department provides weatherization to eligible low-income households. This is a FREE service - no debt, lien, or expense of any kind will be asked from eligible clients. Please click here for more information.
New Electric Bill Form Gives Customers More Detail
The new bill is printed on 8.5" by 14" paper and breaks your bill down by rate class. Also featured on the new bill is a graph showing your consumption over the last year.
If you have any questions about the new bill, please feel welcome to contact the Borough. To see a sample of the new form, please click here. For more information on residential rates, please click here.
The electric department evolved from a desire to improve street lighting. It began with the installation of a generator which supplied electricity for the street lights.
The first electric power plant was constructed in 1900 at a cost of $11,500. The demand for power grew rapidly, and the decision was made in 1947 to retain a distribution system. It was at this time that the first agreement was made with PP & L to supply wholesale power to Perkasie Borough. A modern substation was built in 1995 and is being used today to distribute electricity to the Borough.
is unique among Pennsylvania municipalities. We are one of only thirty-five
communities to own and operate our own electric utility for the benefit of the
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$ 300.00 | Security deposit with electric heat
$ 200.00 | Security deposit without electric heat
$ 50.00 | Reconnection fee (During Business Hours) $ 100.00 | Reconnection fee (After Business Hours)
$ 25.00 | Meter Test Fee
$ 10.00 | Duplicate tenant electric bills sent to landlord (per account)
$ 5.00 | Renewal fee for each account
$ 25.00 | Temporary electric installation: min. charge
$ 1,400.00 | Install new electric service to subdivisions (per lot)
$ 2,400.00 | Install street lights in subdivisions (per light)
For more electric-related fees,
please click here to view the
Borough's fee schedule.
At the Borough office at 620 West Chestnut Street, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
VISA, MasterCard & Discover
At the night drop at the Borough Office
At the Perkasie Borough Authority office (Cash & check only, no credit cards)
Penalties - To avoid penalties on your account, payments must be received in our office by 4:30 p.m. on the due date specified on your bill. Electric bills which are not paid by the due date are subject to late payment charges applied monthly as follows: 5% of the then unpaid balance of the monthly bill and 1.5% of the outstanding balance from previous billings. All payments are applied to the most aged balances first. Want to avoid late penalties? Sign up for ACH today!
Non Sufficient Funds - A $25.00 fee will be charged to the account whenever a check is returned to the Borough unpaid by the customer's financial institution.
Estimated Bills - An estimated bill is estimated based on previous consumption instead of an actual meter reading. The Borough uses estimated billing during times when they cannot get to the meter. The next actual meter reading will correct any over or under estimate.
Disconnection of Services for Nonpayment - Failure to pay your electric bill on time could result in a disconnection of services. Payment arrangements can be made prior to disconnection. For more information please call (215) 257-5065.
Budget Billing - The Borough offers a budget billing program to homeowners that has a one-year established billing history. This billing option will generate a monthly bill for actual electric charges; however, the total due will be a pre-determined monthly average of utility services based on your billing history and evaluated every month. For more information on our budget billing program please contact the Borough at (215) 257-5065.
All labor shall be billed at the employee’s hourly rate plus 35%. (The 35% will cover benefits and administrative fees.)
$ 65.00 per hour | Line Truck
$ 55.00 per hour | Bucket Truck
$ 45.00 per hour | Chipper
$ 35.00 per hour | Air Compressor
$ 35.00 per hour | Pick-up truck
Material: Actual cost (10% may be added for handling).
All contracted services will be billed out at actual costs plus 10%. (The 10% is based on scheduling, reviewing work and administrative costs.)