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Rate Schedules

Rates charged by Access Energy Cooperative are established by the Board of Directors with the advice of engineering consultants, accountants and electric rate specialists. All factors contributing to the cost of providing service are tabulated and projected. This includes the cost of:

  • wholesale power
  • cost of operating and maintaining the distribution system
  • accounting and sales expense
  • administrative expense
  • depreciation on the investment in power lines, equipment and facilities
  • taxes
  • interest on long-term debt
  • and margins.

Rate Schedules

Small Commercial

APPLICABILITY

This rate is applicable to any member-consumer with multi-phase service whose billing demands do not qualify them for the Large Power or Large Commercial rates. The rate is applicable to new consumers with multi-phase service whose estimated billing demands are lower than 30 kW/month.

CHARGES

Fixed Facilities Charge $55.00/month
Energy Charge $0.0961/kWh

MINIMUM MONTHLY CHARGE:

If the member-consumer is served by a transformer with capacity in excess of 50 kVA, the minimum monthly charge is $1 per kVA. Otherwise, the minimum monthly charge is $55.00.

DUE DATE AND LATE PAYMENT CHARGE

The due date for all bills is twenty (20) days after their deposit in the U.S. Mail with postage prepaid, and is printed on bills. Non-receipt of a bill by the member-consumer shall not release or diminish the obligation of the member-consumer to make payment in full, including late payment charges, if any. When payment is not made by the due date, a late payment charge of 1-1/2% per month of the past due will apply. Payments received by mail that are postmarked on or before the due date but that are received after the due date will be accepted without late payment charge.

SALES TAX

Sales tax will be added to the charged calculated under this rate.

Large Commercial

APPLICABILITY

Applicable to member-consumers with multi-phase service with billing demands of 30 kW or more in six months in the calendar year preceding the billing month but who do not qualify for service at the Large Power rate. This rate will be applicable to new member-consumer whose estimated billing demands are between 30 kW and 200 kW.

This rate will be applicable to present member-consumers served at the Large Power rate whose billing demands have been lower than 200 kW for a 12-month period and are not expected to exceed 200kW in the future.

CHARGES

Fixed Facilities Charge: $100.00
Demand Charge: $15.42/kW
Energy Charge: $0.0488/kWh

DETERMINATION OF BILLING DEMAND

The billing demand shall be the maximum kW demand established by the member-consumer for any period of 15 consecutive minutes during the month for which the bill is rendered as indicated by or recorded by a demand meter.

MINIMUM MONTHLY CHARGE

If a member-consumer is served by a transformer with a capacity in excess of 75 kVA, the minimum monthly charge is $1.00 per kVA. Otherwise, the minimum monthly charge is $100.00.

POWER FACTOR CLAUSE

The member-consumer shall maintain a power factor at time of substation peak of not less than 95% lagging. If the member-consumer’s power factor at time of peak load is less than 95% lagging, the kilowatt charges for such period under this schedule shall be increased by 1% for each 1% by which the power factor for such period is below 95% lagging.

DUE DATE AND LATE PAYMENT CHARGE

The due date for all bills is twenty (20) days after their deposit in the U.S. Mail with postage prepaid, and is printed on bills. Non-receipt of a bill by the member-consumer shall not release or diminish the obligation of the member-consumer to make payment in full, including late payment charges, if any. When payment is not made by the due date, a late payment charge of 1-1/2% per month of the past due will apply. Payments received by mail that are postmarked on or before the due date but that are received after the due date will be accepted without late payment charge.

SALES TAX

Sales tax will be added to the charged calculated under this rate.

Large Power

APPLICABILITY

Applicable to member-consumers with multi-phase service with billing demands of 200 kW or more in six months in the calendar year preceding the billing month and to new member-consumer whose estimated billing demands are greater than 200 kW.

CHARGES

Fixed Facilities Charge: $150.00
Demand Charge: $16.96/kW
Energy Charge: $0.0427/kWh

DETERMINATION OF BILLING DEMAND

The billing demand shall be the maximum kW demand established by the member-consumer for any period of 15 consecutive minutes during the month for which the bill is rendered as indicated by or recorded by a demand meter.

MINIMUM MONTHLY CHARGE

If a member-consumer is served by a transformer with a capacity in excess of 115 kVA, the minimum monthly charge is $1.00 per kVA. Otherwise, the minimum monthly charge is $150.00.

POWER FACTOR CLAUSE

The member-consumer shall maintain a power factor at time of substation peak of not less than 95% lagging. If the member-consumer’s power factor at time of peak load is less than 95% lagging, the kilowatt charges for such period under this schedule shall be increased by 1% for each 1% by which the power factor for such period is below 95% lagging.

DUE DATE AND LATE PAYMENT CHARGE

The due date for all bills is twenty (20) days after their deposit in the U.S. Mail with postage prepaid, and is printed on bills. Non-receipt of a bill by the member-consumer shall not release or diminish the obligation of the member-consumer to make payment in full, including late payment charges, if any. When payment is not made by the due date, a late payment charge of 1-1/2% per month of the past due will apply. Payments received by mail that are postmarked on or before the due date but that are received after the due date will be accepted without late payment charge.

SALES TAX

Sales tax will be added to the charged calculated under this rate.

What is a Fixed Facilities Charge?

The fixed facilities charge is a fixed charge for each account that covers the costs associated with providing a meter and service to the location. It includes costs such as meter installation and maintenance, as well as administration costs.

Fixed facilities charges vary by rate class, as they are determined by the costs for each rate class individually according to the expenses that apply to that class of service. The fixed facilities charge is similar to your monthly charge for phone service, cable service, and where applicable your water service. 

Fees for Services

Effective 5/1/2017

Vehicle Rates

  • Pickup $1.10/mile
  • Trencher $65.00/hour
  • Digger Derrick $70.00/hour plus $3.50/mile
  • Fork Lift $6.00/hour
  • Uni-Loader $30.00/hour
  • Basket Truck $25.00/hour plus $3.00/mile
  • Skid Steer $45.00/hour
  • Maintenance Truck $60.00/hour plus $1.25/mile
  • Chipper $50.00/hour
  • Excavator $45.00/hour
  • Dump Truck $2.00/mile

Labor (minimum labor charge $75.00)

  • Hourly rate $70.00/person/hour
  • O/T rate $105.00/person/hour
  • D/T rate $140.00/person/hour

Materials

  • Actual cost plus 100% markup