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.

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.

 

  • Facilities Charge $23.00 per month
  • Distribution Rate $0.211 per ccf.
  • The Infrastructure Replacement Rider is a fixed monthly fee of $5.49 per member.
  • Gas Cost (GCR) Rate is $.77 per ccf effective on all bills on and after January 1, 2023.

The monthly facilities charge covers the cost of bringing natural gas to your home. It incorporates system maintenance for our meters, and pipelines. The cost of bringing natural gas to your home does not vary with your energy use. Whether you use a lot or a little energy each month, the facilities charge ensures you have safe and reliable service 24/7/365.

  • Small Commercial Facilities Charge – $27 per month
  • Medium Commercial Facilities Charge – $55 per month
  • Small Commercial Distribution Rate – $0.254 per ccf
  • Medium Commercial Distribution Rate – $0.237 per ccf
  • The Infrastructure Replacement Rider is a fixed monthly fee of $5.49 per member.
  • Gas Cost (GCR) Rate is $.77 per ccf effective on all bills on and after January 1, 2023.

For current rates call 1-800-255-6815 ext. 1245.

  • Returned Check: $ 30.00
  • Credit Card Declined: $ 30.00
  • Collection: $ 25.00
  • Light Pilot: $ 15.00
  • Reconnect: $ 50.00
  • Service Charge: $ 25.00
  • After Hours Connection: $ 125.00
  • Additional Trip: $ 50.00
  • Standard Labor: $ 30.00
  • Overtime Labor: $ 75.00
  • Lock Charge: $ 15.00
  • L/W Valve – riser: $ 50.00
  • Deposit (Maximum): 130% of highest bill during last 12 months at that service address.
  • Seasonal Re-connect: $25 for each month the service is off, with a maximum of $300.00
  • Extended Non-Pay: $25 per month
  • Meter Test: $ 45.00
  • Gas Sample: $ 75.00
  • AMI Replacement: $ 105.00
  • Damaged Equipment: Actual Cost

Why are Gas Prices Going Up?

You've probably noticed an increase in your natural gas bill this year. Here is a quick rundown of why gas prices are heading in the wrong direction.