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The “Energy and Distribution” line item that you see on your monthly power bill includes all the costs associated with purchasing power, delivering it to your home or business, and maintaining the data and billing for your account. In addition to these costs, there is a service charge. Currently set at $35, this charge is a flat rate covering the recurring costs required to provide service to members, regardless of energy usage.
Effective February 1, the service charge will increase from $35 to $37.50. “Since January of 2020, when the service charge was last updated, many industries have seen a significant increase in the cost of doing business,” said CEO Ray Grinberg. “As a not-for-profit electric cooperative, Tri-County EMC must adjust to the escalating cost of materials and supplies associated with maintaining its distribution system.”
As always, Tri-County EMC remains committed to providing its membership with safe and reliable electrical service. While increased costs is something the cooperative has little control over, there are ways to cut down energy usage and save money each month. Visit our online Energy Efficiency Center to pinpoint opportunities for savings. For a more in-depth look at the breakdown of your power bill, click here. If you have additional questions, you can contact Customer Service at 1.866.254.8100.