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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. 

CEO Statement

Rate Change FAQs

Rate Change FAQs - en Español

Current Rates for all Rate Classes

Understanding Your Electric Bill


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

Customer Charge


(per meter)

April 1, 2017 $29
March 2014 $27.50
November 2009 $25
May 2007 $22.50
December 2002 $20
November 2002 and prior $8.50










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