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Why is this changing?

The Cooperative tries to design its rates in a way that everyone pays their fair share of the cost of providing service to their meter. Traditionally, electric utilities have recovered the majority of their operating (fixed) costs in their variable kilowatt charges, or tiered rates.

Based on a recent Cost of Service study, the Cooperative has found that this process does not address fixed costs in a fair and equal manner among our members. This is due to changes in the industry over the last 30 years, such as increases in energy efficiency and the growth of distributed generation.


What is a Service Availability Charge?

What is a Cost of Service study?

Why haven't you charged this before?

What are the rates now?

How does this affect me?



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