Rates:

Rate Classifications - The Cooperative has developed the rates based upon a cost of service study with respect to historical cost components. Rates are designed to group like accounts with similar characteristics and cost components. The following rates are described here:

Residential

General

Small Commercial Single Phase

Small Commercial Three Phase

Large Power

If you require more information or a large power rate, please call the Cooperative office at 361 771-4400.

Rate Assignment - The Cooperative will assign an account to a respective rate schedule. Assignments will be based upon projected or actual use of supplied electrical energy. The Cooperative may reassign rate schedules upon: confirmation of usage or change in load and/or usage characteristics. This assignment can originate from Cooperative or member/customer request.

Predominate Use - If a customer has more than one use for electricity, the rate class shall be assigned based on the predominate use or the Cooperative may require separate metering.

Agreement - This rate schedule may be changed by order or consent of regulatory authorities having jurisdiction or by the Cooperative Board of Directors. Service hereunder is subject to provisions of Cooperative Tariff of Electric Service. A fixed term agreement may be required for new accounts requiring a line extension.

RATES

 

Residential Electric Service

Application - Service under this rate is available to all accounts where service is primarily domestic use associated with the operation of a single residence where one or more individuals reside full time. Electrical service is provided at one point of service and measured with one meter.

Type of Service - Single or three phase service at the Cooperative standard secondary distribution voltages, where available. Where service of the type desired by the Customer is not already available at the point of delivery, additional charges under the Cooperative line extension policy and special contract arrangements may be required prior to service being furnished.  Service under this rate is limited to 25 kVA of dedicated transformer capacity.

Monthly Billing - The monthly bill is made up of three components: Customer charge, Energy charge, and any billing adjustments. The customer charge is $15.00 per month when the customer requires 25 kVA or less of transformer capacity. Any capacity in excess (single phase) will increase the minimum by $1.00 per kVA. For three phase service the customer charge will be $1.00 per kVA. Energywill be billed at $0.02000 per kWh. The Billing adjustments may include a power cost recovery factor and/or any applicable sales or use taxes attributable to the use of electrical energy at this account location.

Minimum Charge - Each billing period the customer shall be obligated to pay the customer charge and/or any amount authorized under the Cooperative line extension agreement whether or not any energy is actually used

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General Service

Application - This schedule is applicable to all accounts taking single phase service from a single point of delivery and measured through on meter that do not qualify as a full time residence. Accounts are for the following purposes:

  • non-permanent residences

  • residential related accounts (water pumps, outbuildings, etc.)

  • stock water pumps

  • community and public buildings

  • farm and ranch related accounts.

All accounts must require less than 100 kVA of dedicated transformer capacity.

Type of Service - Single phase service at the Cooperative standard secondary distribution voltages, where available. Where service of the type desired by the Customer is not already available at the point of delivery, additional charges under the Cooperative line extension policy and special contract arrangements may be required prior to service being furnished.

Monthly Billing - The monthly bill is made up of three components: Customer charge, Energy charge, and any billing adjustments. The customer charge is $15.00 per month when the customer requires 25 kVA or less of transformer capacity. Any capacity in excess will increase the minimum by $1.00 per kVA. Energy will be billed at $0.03000 per kWh.  The Billing adjustments may include a power cost recovery factor and/or any applicable sales or use taxes attributable to the use of electrical energy at this account location.

Minimum Charge - Each billing period the customer shall be obligated to pay the greater of the following charges as a minimum, whether or not any energy is actually used:

(1) Customer Charge or

(2) Any amount under the cooperative line extension policy for amortization of line extension costs.

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Small Commercial Single Phase

Application - This rate schedule is applicable to all accounts requiring single phase power and energy in a commercial endeavor (except for livestock watering). Accounts shall be limited to less than 101 kVA of dedicated transformer capacity (except for grain storage facilities and out door public lighting facilities, i.e. ball field light.

Type of Service - Single phase service at the Cooperative's standard secondary distribution voltage, where available. Where service of the type desired by the Customer is not already available at the point of delivery, additional charges under the Cooperative line extension policy and special contract arrangements may be required prior to service being furnished.

Monthly Billing - The monthly bill is made up of three components: Customer charge, Energy charge, and any billing adjustments. The customer charge is $20.00 per month for the first 50 kVA.  Any capacity in excess of 50 kVA will increase the minimum by $1.00 per kVA. Energy will be billed at $0.025 per KWh for 0 to 5000 KWh and $0.02000 for all KWh above 5000. The Billing adjustments may include a power cost recovery factor and/or any applicable sales or use taxes attributable to the use of electrical energy at this account location.

Minimum Charge - Each billing period the customer shall be obligated to pay the customer charge and/or any amount authorized under the Cooperative line extension agreement whether or not any energy is actually used.

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Small Commercial Three Phase

Application - This rate schedule is applicable to all accounts requiring three phase power and energy in a commercial endeavor plus other public buildings, churches, and community buildings requiring three phase power. Accounts shall be limited to less than 112.5 kVA of dedicated transformer capacity.

Type of Service - Three phase service at the Cooperative standard secondary distribution voltages, where available. Where service of the type desired by the Customer is not already available at the point of delivery, additional charges under the Cooperative line extension policy and special contract arrangements may be required prior to service being furnished.

Monthly Billing - The monthly bill is made up of three components: Customer charge, Energy charge, and any billing adjustments. The customer charge is $35.00 per month for the first 50 kVA.  Any capacity in excess of 50 kVA up to 112.5 kVA will increase the minimum by $1.00 per kVA.  Energy from 0 to 7500 kWh will be billed at $0.02500 per kWh, 7500 - 15,000 kWh will be billed at $0.01900 per kWh, and over 15,000 will be billed at $0.01000. The  Billing adjustments may include a power cost recovery factor and/or any applicable sales or use taxes attributable to the use of electrical energy at this account location.

Minimum Charge - Each billing period the customer shall be obligated to pay the customer charge and/or any amount authorized under the Cooperative line extension agreement whether or not any energy is actually used.

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Large Power

Application - This rate schedule applies to all accounts (except grain facilities and out door lighting) requiring over 250 kVA of transformer capacity.  An account will be provided through a single point of delivery and meter.  Service will be for commercial and industrial uses to include oil or gas pumping or producing, retail, warehouse, cotton gin, aquaculture, irrigation and other accounts

Type of Service - Single or Three Phase service at available primary or secondary distribution voltages.   Where service of the type desired by Customer is not already available at the point of delivery, additional charges under the Cooperative line extension policy and special contract arrangements may be required prior to service being furnished.

Monthly Billing - The monthly bill is made up of these components: Customer charge, Demand charge - Facilities, Demand charge - Power supply, Energy charge - Facilities, Energy charge - Power supply, and any billing adjustments. The customer charge is $1.00 per kVA for the first 200 kVA (but less than 501 kVA), and $0.10 for all kVA in excess of 500 kVA per month, but no less than $200 per month, or for accounts with primary meters with customer owned or leased facilities behind the meter, the customer charge will be $150 per month.  Demand charge - Facilities will be billed at $4.00 per KW of maximum demand. This amount will be applied to the maximum kilowatt demand established during any consecutive fifteen minute interval during the billing cycle.   Actual demand each billing cycle will be used but not less than 85% of the highest demand recorded during the preceding 11 months. Demand charge-Power Supply Demand Adjustment is the amount derived each month from Cooperative wholesale billing for each amount and will be applied to the Power Supply Demand component arrived at each month.  Maximum kilowatt for demand for power supply will be that consecutive 15 minute period of maximum kilowatt usage during the period from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. during the months of June - September but no less that 85% of energy demand recorded during the previous 11 month period. Energy charge-Facilities $0.00650 per kWh for all kWh during cycle. Energy charge-Power Supply is an adjustment to be derived each billing cycle from the wholesale power bill and will be the total energy charge after all adjustments as taken from  the same period's wholesale bill.  This amount will be multiplied against all monthly consumed electrical energy in kWh during the billing cycle. 

  1. Primary Service Discount. If service is provided at primary distribution voltage, the monthly rate shall be reduced as follows:
    (1)               Demand charge-Power Supply will be reduced by 3%.
    (2)               Energy charge Facilities and Power Supply will be reduced by 3%.
    The Cooperative may meter at secondary voltage and adjust billing for transformation losses.
  2. Billing adjustments Energy demand and Energy/Energy Components will be calculated monthly.  Accounts will be subject to sales tax adjustments. Measured Demands can be adjusted for power factor.

Minimum Charge - Each billing period the customer shall be obligated to pay the customer charge plus racheted facility and energy demand charged at a minimum and/or any amount authorized under the Cooperative line extension agreement whether or not any energy is actually used.

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