All bills are due in the office (postmarks do not count) on the 20th of the month in which they are received. A 10% penalty up to $10.00 will be assessed on any bill paid after the 20th. You have until the 10th of the following month to pay your bill before a disconnection notice will be left and a $35.00 fee will be assessed. If a disconnect notice is left and no arrangements have been made with the office, then your electricity will be disconnected the next business day. If our truck makes a trip to your house during regular business hours (8:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m.) the fee is $35.00 and for after hours the fee is $175.00. This fee will be assessed for either disconnect or reconnect of the service.
Service Availability Charge – Covers a portion of the annual investment and operating costs incurred by the coopera-tive. The investment of poles, wire, transformers, meters, metering software and other infrastructure required to bring electricity to the meter are among the expenses recovered in this charge.
kWh Charge – The kilowatt-hour (kWh) is a unit of energy equivalent to one kilowatt (1 kW) of power expended for one hour (1 h) of time. The kWh charge is the amount charged for each unit of electricity consumed. (See Rates)
Demand Charge – Recovers the cooperative’s investment and operating costs incurred in providing electric capacity capable of supplying a member’s maximum demand at any time, e.g., transformers, distribution lines, substations, also generation and transmission facilities. Demand is measured in kilowatts with a meter that measures the greatest rate of electricity used during any 15-minute time frame during the billing period.
Area Light – Monthly charge to recover costs associated with the area dusk to dawn light.
Roundup Amt – Each month, your bill will “round up” to the next highest dollar. For example, a member’s monthly ill of $55.28 would automatically be rounded up to $56.00, with the additional 72 cents going to the Operation Round Up fund. It is estimated that the average contribution will be about $5.50 per year and that pool of money is then allocated to a variety of worthy causes throughout our service area. This is an optional charge and approximately 73% of the Cooperative’s members are participating in Operation Round Up and the donations are tax deductible.