Rates, Fees, & Deposits


Electric Rates

Residential Service
  • Customer facilities charge — $1.21 per day*
  • First 1,000 kWh energy charge — 10.19 cents per kWh
  • All kWh over 1,000 energy charge — 13.50 cents per kWh
  • Plus or minus WPCA**

Offered as an optional General Service Rate for establishments with less than or equal to 100 kW monthly demand for at least 9 of the preceding 12 months. This service must be received for a minimum of 12 months.

  • Customer facilities charge — $1.21 per day*
  • On-peak energy charge — 15 cents per kWh
  • Off-peak energy charge — 9.35 cents per kWh
  • Plus or minus WPCA**
  • $1 per kilovolt-ampere over 10 kilovolt-amperes
Outdoor Lighting
  • Small (less than 7,000 Lumens) — 29 cents per day
  • Medium (7,000 to 14,000 Lumens) — 43.3 cents per day

Note: Only LED lamps will be installed for new service, and an LED lamp will be installed to replace a malfunctioning or non-working high-pressure sodium lamp.

*Customer Facilities Charge – Helps cover the fixed costs of maintaining the cooperative’s electric system, such as poles, wire, transformers and keeping rights of way cleared.

**Wholesale Power Adjustment (WPCA) – All energy charges shall be increased or decreased by 1/10th mill ($.0001) per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for each 1/10 mill or major fraction thereof, by which the average wholesale power cost per kWh sold for the preceding month exceeds or is less than 85.0 mills ($.085).

Miscellaneous Fees

Membership Fee

Each applicant for new electric service pays a $5 membership fee when the first service connection is requested. The $5 membership fee is refundable upon termination of service. Membership may be in an individual name or joint with a spouse, joint property owner, or co-resident.

Administration Fee

Standard Administration Fee

As described below, an administration 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.

  • 7 am to 5 pm — $35
  • 5 pm to 9 pm and weekends or holidays — $135

Same-Day Administration Fee

As described below, the same-day administration fee and shall apply to all new account services requiring connection on the same day.

  • Same-day trip charge for new account service — $135
Returned Check & Late Payment Charge

Returned Check Charge

The cooperative shall charge for each check that is dishonored and returned to the cooperative. The amount of the charge shall be based on the amount of the returned check:

  • Check for less than $50 — $25
  • Check for $50 to $299.99 — $30
  • Check for $300 or more — $40

Late Payment Charge

A penalty of $5 or 5% (whichever is greater) is assessed for accounts with a past due balance.

Meter Charge

Meter Test Charge

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 have more than the industry-established standard permissible error of 2% fast, the Meter Test Charge shall be refunded to the consumer.

  • Single-phase meter — $50
  • Multi-phase meter — $75

Meter Tampering & Energy Theft

  • $150 plus damages

Security Deposits

Security deposits are required on all meters. Your security deposit is based on the type of service requested.

The security deposit is not considered advance payment of your electric bill and will be applied to unpaid bills only after service is disconnected.

Existing members may be eligible for a deposit waiver.

  • For each meter connected
    • $250 if you own the property. Proof of ownership is required.
    • $500 if you rent the property
  • For prepaid accounts — $25
  • Deposit refund — When your account has had no negative credit history events for 12 consecutive months, your deposit will be automatically credited to the applicable account in the 13th month.* Late payments, payment arrangements, and payment assistance are examples of a negative credit history event.

* Deposits on prepaid accounts are not refunded while the account is active.


A security deposit is required for each meter in the amount of 2 times the average or projected monthly bill.