Customer Charge Increased with May Billing
Coleman County Electric Cooperative is a non-profit, member-owned cooperative and we strive every day to hold down costs while still providing the reliable, quality service you expect.
We are currently facing a need to increase the amount we charge for our Customer Charge for the first time in 14 years. For residential customers, we will be increasing the customer charge $5/month to $22.50. We will also be increasing the Customer Charge on all other rate classes’ Customer Charges by $5/month.
This information is intended to answer your questions about the increase, but if you have additional questions, please give us a call, or stop by our office.
As your cooperative, we are committed to keeping your costs low while at the same time, provide the most affordable power available.
Coleman County Electric Cooperative is increasing our Customer Charge amounts to recover the basic cost of delivering electricity evenly among all members.
Beginning with your May billing, the Customer Charge on your electric bill will increase $5.00 for all accounts. For residential service this means your customer charge will go from $17.50 to $22.50. For all other classes of service, your charge will also increase $5.00/month.
The amount charged for your kWh energy charge will stay the same and will not increase.
Coleman County Electric Cooperative has just 2.7 meters per mile of line to share basic electric costs, and the cooperative’s current basic electric customer charge does not cover the cost of delivering power to your location. No one likes an increase on their electric bill. In order to continue our commitment to you and maintain the reliable service you have come to expect; this increase must be made.
We are a non-profit, member-owned cooperative. We exist to serve our members with reliable, affordable power and any margins (profits) we receive are invested back into the electric system or allocated to you in the form of capital credits.
What exactly is my Basic electric charge? This is your Customer Charge as it appears on your bill and covers your share of the cost to build and maintain the electric system that makes power available at your location. Every truck, transformer, wire, wood pole and meter costs money. This equipment—and the people to operate it—are needed to deliver electricity to your home, regardless of how much electricity you use.