April 1, 2017 Rate Change
As of April 1, the customer charge for the general service and seasonal rate classes will go from $27.50 to $29.
We know every rate change impacts our members and those decisions are never easy for our board to make. As a not-for-profit electric cooperative, we have to ensure rates are covering the costs to serve each rate class. A recent cost of service study revealed that is not the case, and it would be financially irresponsible for the board to take no action.
Understanding the Customer Charge
This short video explains the customer charge and the business expenses it is designed to cover.
Tips to Save on Your Electric Bill
One unique thing about electric cooperatives is that we encourage our consumers to use less of our product. We sell electricity, but ideally we want members to conserve electricity and use as little as they can to power their lives.
One of the best tools we have for members who want to control and monitor their electric bill is SmartHub. This amazing, free tool is available on our website or as an app for Android and Apple devices. With SmartHub, you can see your daily electric use, and see how changes in the temperature outside and your habits impact your bill. It also gives you an idea of what your bill will be before you get it in the mail. See historic use for your meter and compare it to your current use.
Here are some additional tips for saving on your bill, depending on what the weather is like outside.
History of Rate Change for Customer Charge
Customer charges for the general service and seasonal rate classes have been historically changed as shown.
General Service & Seasonal
|April 1, 2017||$29|
|November 2002 and prior||$8.50|
Additional questions? Email us at Info@MedinaEC.org or call us at 1-866-MEC-ELEC.