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Membership Fee – Each applicant for new
electric service pays a $5.00 membership fee when the first service connection is requested. The $5.00 membership fee is refundable upon termination of service with SVEC. Membership may be in an individual name or joint with a spouse, joint property owner, or co-resident.
Trip Charge (1) – As described below, a trip charge fee shall be assessed for each new connection (on the next business day or thereafter), reconnection, transfer, disconnection for non-payment, outdoor lighting request (excluding routine outdoor lighting maintenance), or any additional trips. A trip can be a physical trip, electronic read or electronic connect/disconnect/reconnect.
After 7:00 a.m., but before 5 p.m. $35.00
After 5:00 p.m., but before 9 p.m., Weekends or Holidays $100.00
Trip Charge (2) – As described below, the Trip Charge (2) is a Same-Day Connection Charge and shall apply to all new account services requiring connection on the same day. Services that are connected the next Business day or thereafter shall be charged an applicable Trip Charge.
Same-Day Connection for new account service $100.00
Returned Check Charge – The Cooperative shall charge for each check that is dishonored and returned to the Cooperative.
Return check up to $49.99 $25.00
Return check $50.00 to $299.99 $30.00
Return check over $300.00 $40.00
Late Payment Charge – A penalty of $5.00 or 5% whichever is greater is accessed for accounts with a past due balance.
Meter Test Charge (3) – A meter test will be made upon the request of a consumer to test the
accuracy requiring the below deposits, and said deposits are to be applied against the cost of the test. If the meter, upon testing is found to be more than the industry established standard permissible error of the 2% fast, the Meter Test Charge shall be refunded to the consumer and the consumer’s billing for the three months immediately preceding the test shall be adjusted accordingly.
Meter Test Charge – Single-Phase Meter $50.00
Meter Test Charge – Multi-Phase Meter $75.00
Net Metering Application Fee
10 kW or Less $100.00
Over 10 kW $10.00 per kW
Meter Tampering and Energy Theft $150.00 plus damages