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:
cost of operating and maintaining the distribution system
accounting and sales expense
depreciation on the investment in power lines, equipment and facilities
interest on long-term debt
Single Phase Rate Schedule
Single Phase Service 120/240 volts, 3 wire service
Base Charge $39.00 per month
Energy Charge $0.1052
Minimum Bill: $39.00 + tax per month
Single Phase Rate Codes
You may see rate codes listed on your bill. The following rate codes could apply to a single phase account:
103 Non-residential (6% sales tax)
109 Security Light Only
121 Alternative Residential - 0% tax
123 Alternative Non-residential - 6% tax
201 Residential - Cabin/Camper
What is a Base Charge?
The base 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.
Base 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 base charge is similar to your monthly charge for phone service, cable service, and where applicable your water service.