The Energy Cooperative continually evaluates the 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.

As 2023 brings new growth to our service territory, we continue to face ever rising costs. The board approved a small rate adjustment for both gas and electric members during their December board meeting. It is our goal to keep your rates as low as possible, while still providing you the service and reliability you expect from us. We will work to maintain costs the best we can and hope to see costs flatten out during 2023. Our goal is to avoid a rate adjustment in 2024. We understand that adjusting your bill adds to your increasing costs, however, the approved adjustments represent less than a two percent increase. While we have a fraction of the members, we are proud to remain cost-competitive with Ohio’s other electric and natural gas utilities. We will continue to communicate with you as conditions change. As always, we will work hard to ensure you have safe and reliable energy 24/7/365.

You can see the new rates on the back of your Energy Cooperative bill until they go into effect on April 1, 2023.

2022 Rate Schedule

Click to view the full rate schedule for Licking Rural Electrification, Inc. Rates effective January 1, 2022.

  • Facilities Charge $28.00 per month.
  • Generation/Transmission Energy Charge The base charge of $0.0813/kWh is combined with the monthly Wholesale Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) to determine the total cost for Generation and Transmission. Effective January 2023, the Wholesale Power Cost Adjustment is to $0.016/kWh. 
  • Distribution Energy Charge is $0.0349/kWh.

The above rates shall be increased or decreased in accordance with the provisions of the Cooperative’s Wholesale Power Cost Adjustment Schedule. This amount may fluctuate monthly depending on power cost from our power supplier. Other applicable taxes apply.


For commercial and industrial rates please call 1-800-255-6815.

“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

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.