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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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