Rates and Information

Rates and Information

As a not-for-profit corporation, CEC charges members at rates that will recover the cost to supply electricity, maintain electric equipment and lines, plus a small percentage for operating expenses.  Any revenues that exceed operating expenses are placed into capital credit accounts for members and refunded at the board’s discretion based on CEC's financial condition.



Rates are based on the rate schedule for each class of service.  Charges consist of a monthly Service Availability Charge, energy charge (kWh), demand charge (kW) (when applicable), outdoor lighting (when applicable), purchased power cost adjustment (PPCA) (when applicable), late fees and taxes.

Rate 1

Residential & Religious
Service Availability $29.00 per month
Energy Charge $0.1084 per kWh

Rate 3

General Service/Single Phase
Service Availability $30.00 per month
Energy Charge $0.1066 per kWh

Rate 7

General Service/Three Phase
Service Availability $42.00 per month
Energy Charge $0.1066 per kWh

Rate 5

Large Power Service
Service Availability $127.00 per month
Energy Charge $0.0537 per kWh
Demand Charge $15.24 per kW

Service Availability
The minimum monthly amount that your account is billed, regardless of usage.  This charge is the minimum amount that it costs CEC to have electric facilities available to serve you and to maintain your account. For more information, click here or watch a video.


Energy Charge 

Energy is charged by kilowatt-hours (kWh), a measurement for electricity that is equal to using a 100-watt bulb for 10 hours. For a list of commonly used appliances and their average consumption, click here.


Demand Charge  

Some commercial and industrial members are billed a demand charge.  Demand is measured in kilowatts (kW), a unit of electrical power equal to 1,000 watts or 1.341 horsepower.


Purchased Power Cost Adjustment (PPCA)

A Purchased Power Cost Adjustment (PPCA) can be assessed when CEC experiences fluctuations in the cost of purchasing demand, energy or related transmission service(s) from its power supplier (generator).  The PPCA can be a charge or bill credit depending on costs related to purchased power.


Late Fee

A charge that is assessed at a rate of 1.5% of any unpaid balance.



CEC is required to collect taxes for the local and state governments. These also include gross receipts and franchise taxes.


Capital Credits 

As an owner, excess revenues are credited back to your "capital credits" account annually.  Each year, the Board of Directors determines when some portion of your capital credits may be refunded while ensuring CEC's financial health.  To find out more about your capital credits account, contact us.


Time of Use Demand

Citizens Electric Corporation (CEC) purchases electricity from Wabash Valley Power Association at a wholesale price.  However, during high-demand hours (Monday - Friday 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. CPT) CEC is charged a higher rate that is not yet absorbed by most member-owners.  Members can do their part to keep rates down by making choices about how they use energy. CEC's service costs are driven by the need to satisfy members' highest demand, even if it only occurs once each month. When the maximum usage level goes down, so does the cost of providing all our members with safe, reliable service.

Reducing the peak energy demand promotes more efficient use of our energy resources and can help limit future rate increases.

On-Peak is electricity used from 1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. CPT Monday-Friday*

Off-Peak is electricity used at all other hours + weekends.

* Excludes New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas