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 – The service availabilty charge is a monthly charge that Cooperative members pay to help recover fixed costs associated with maintaining and operating our distribution system. The charge is the same each month no matter how much electricity is used.
kWh Charge – The kilowatt hour (kWh) charge is the amount of electricity (kWh) used/consumed over the billing period times the rate. This charge covers the cost of purchasing and delivering energy from our power supplier and pays the remaining fixed costs that are not covered by the service availability charge. (See Rates)
Demand Charge – The demand charge, measured in kilowatts (kW), is the amount of power needed to supply every electrical device running in your home or business at a specific point in time, multiplied by the rate. It is the maximum rate at which your household or business has consumed electricity, and can vary from the hour, day, week, month or season.
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.