The Energy Cooperative is continually evaluating its cost to serve our members. This includes the total revenues needed, which fluctuate depending on the amount of energy used and the cost of generation, transmission, and delivery. Estimating the amount of energy that members use enables the Cooperative to determine what rates should be, which is reviewed annually. By monitoring our controllable expenses, we are able to provide affordable and reliable energy with cost-based rates.
Residential Electric Rates
“Demand” is the total amount of electricity being used by a consumer during a defined time period. Demand varies from hour to hour, day to day and season to season. This usage that is expressed in kilowatts (not kilowatt-hours) is called the “demand” on the system. The Energy Cooperative records demand over a 15-minute time period. The member is charged for the highest 15-minute usage recorded on the demand meter. After The Energy Cooperative reads the meter each month, demand is reset to zero and the meter starts over, recording the highest 15-minute usage for the next billing period. Learn More
Line Extension Policy
Looking to operate renewable power?
The Energy Cooperative (TEC) recognizes that Members may be interested in purchasing and operating small renewable powered generating systems to provide electricity to their home or business. However, there are formal rules for interconnections between small customer-owned generators and electric utility providers. TEC’s primary concern is that these systems be interconnected safely in accordance with all applicable codes and regulations, without adversely affecting TEC’s electrical utility system.Want to learn more about net metering?
Interconnection requirements for systems up to 25 kW are covered by the Technical Requirements for PURPA Interconnections are available online or by calling 1-800-255-6815.