Rates


FARM, RESIDENTIAL SERVICE

Availability: Farm and residential consumers where demand is less than 50 kW.

Type of Service: Single phase or three phase, 60 cycles, at available voltages.

Rate:
Facility Charge¹ (per month)
Single phase $21.95
Three phase $45.00
Wholesale Power Cost*Market Price
OEC Operating Cost (per kWh) $.034

Minimum Charge:
The minimum monthly charge is $21.95 for single phase
$45.00 for three phase, plus an additional transformer charge if applicable³.

* – The Wholesale Power Cost is the per kilowatt-hour cost of power as it is purchased by the co-op from the wholesale supplier. This cost changes each month.

 

SMALL COMMERCIAL SERVICE

Availability: Commercial consumers where demand is less than 50 kw

Type of Service: Single phase or three phase, 60 cycles, at available voltages

Rate:
Facility Charge¹ (per month)
Single phase $22.45
Three phase $45.00
Energy Charge (per kWh) $.1031

Minimum Charge: The minimum monthly charge is $22.45 for single phase and $45.00 for three phase, plus an additional transformer charge if applicable³.

 

SEASONAL SERVICE

Availability: Services that are not the consumer’s primary residence nor a commercial service.

Type of Service: Single phase, 60 cycles, at available voltages.

Rate:
Facility Charge¹ (per month)
Single phase $22.45
Energy Charge (per kWh) $.1115

A wholesale power cost adjustment² may be applied to this rate.

Minimum Charge: The minimum monthly charge is $22.45 plus an additional transformer charge, if applicable³.

 

COMMUNITY FACILITY

Availability: Local governmental jurisdictions and non-profit organizations.

Type of Service: Single phase, 60 cycles, at available voltages.

Rate:
Facility Charge¹ (per month) $16.00
Energy Charge (per kWh) $0.159

A wholesale power cost adjustment² may be applied to this rate.

Minimum Charge:
The minimum monthly charge is $16.00 for single phase plus an additional transformer charge, if applicable³.

 

DUAL FUEL & THERMAL STORAGE SERVICE

Availability: This rate applies to a cooperative controlled load for electric heating and cooling. The controlled load may be shut off during peak demand (control) periods. A coexisting Farm, Residential, Seasonal or Small Commercial Service, and a dual fuel heating system (electric with propane, natural gas or fuel oil) or an electric thermal storage system are required. Consumption is measured by separate meter.

Type of Service: Single phase or three phase, 60 cycles, at available voltages.

Rate:
Facility Charge $2.50
Energy Charge (per kWh) $0.049

Control Periods: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Holiday.4

 

SECURITY LIGHTING

Availability: All consumers for outdoor security and area lighting purposes.

Type of Service: Dusk-to-dawn operation by means of self-contained photoelectric cell. Lights may not be connected through a manual switching device.

Rate:
Energy usage is not metered but is included in the monthly charge.
48 W LED $8.90
250 W High Pressure Sodium $15.00
100 W Cobra Head $11.90
400 W Metal Halide Flood $20.90

Transformer Charge: If a separate overhead transformer is required to serve a security light, an extra fee of $2.50 per month will be charged.

 

CONTROLLED WATER HEATING (See Load Management)

Availability: This credit is available to most consumers with electric water heaters. A cooperative installed load control device allows the water heater to be cycled off during peak demand periods. Rebates are offered for signing up for this load control program. Contact the co-op for more information.

Control Periods: Any time between aproximately 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.4

Credit: Any account signed up for water heater load management and using 400 kWh or more during a month will receive a $5.00 credit for that month.

 

CONTROLLED AIR CONDITIONING (See Load Management)

Availability: This credit is available to most consumers with central air conditioning. A cooperative installed load control device allows the unit to be cycled off during peak demand (control) periods. Rebates are offered for signing up for this load control program. Contact the co-op for more information.

Control Periods: Anytime between 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.4 Air conditioner will be cycled off and on during control period to minimize any fluctuation in home temperature.

Credit: Any account signed up for the air conditioning load management program and using 400 kWh or more during a month will receive an $8.00 credit per month for June, July, August and September consumption.

 

SMALL COMMERCIAL TIME OF USE GROUP SERVICE – THREE PHASE

Availability: Commercial consumers where demand is less than 50 kW, for use including lighting, heating and power.

Type of Service: Three phase, 60 cycles, at available voltages where four or more metering positions are served by one transformer bank.

Rates: Please call OEC.

 

SMALL COMMERCIAL GROUP SERVICE – THREE PHASE

Availability: Commercial consumers where demand is less than 50 kW, for use including lighting, heating and power.

Type of Service: Three phase, 60 cycles, at available voltages where four or more metering positions are served by one transformer bank.

Rates: Please call OEC.

 

LARGE POWER TIME OF USE SERVICE

Availability: Large commercial and/or industrial consumers where demand is greater than 50 KW for use including lighting, heating, and power. Use of a back up generator available for reducing coincident demand charges may also qualify member for use of this rate.

Type of Service: Single or three phase, 60 cycles, at available voltages.

Rates: Please call OEC.

 

IRRIGATION SERVICE

Availability: For all services serving irrigation pumps 15Hp or over, subject to the established rules and regulations of the Cooperative including requirements for load management controls. The cooperative reserves the right to disconnect electrical service during the off-season to reduce the cooperative’s line loss.

Type of Service: Three phase, four wire, and single phase, at available secondary voltages.

Rates: Please call OEC.

 

LINE RETENTION RATE

Availability: All idle services, in order to be retained and not removed by OEC, will be billed a monthly retention fee.

Rate: Monthly fee: $17.00, plus applicable sales taxes and fees

Details: An “idle service” is an electric service, including primary and secondary power lines and equipment, that is unused and disconnected.

An idle service presents two distinct conditions that have an adverse effect on Oconto Electric (OEC):
• Exposures to extreme weather conditions may cause an unnecessary power outage that could affect active services in the area.
• No revenue is being generated at the idle service but OEC has ongoing maintenance and depreciation expenses associated with electric facilities at the location.

The retention charge will remain in effect and will be billed monthly until such time as the property owner either requests to have the electric service restored or instructs OEC to completely remove the electric facilities at the idle service. Reconnection fees apply if the owner requests to have power restored. Non-payment of the monthly retention fee will result in OEC completely removing the facilities.

 

Notes:
¹ Facility Charge: A monthly charge designed to help cover fixed costs of the cooperative. Fixed costs include items such as line maintenance, accounting functions, interest and taxes paid by the cooperative.
² Wholesale power cost adjustment: Rates are based on an average wholesale cost of power. As the actual cost of power fluctuates, the wholesale power cost adjustment allows OEC to recover the additional cost or return a credit.
³ Transformer Charge: The minimum monthly charge is equal to the facility charge when 15 kVa or less of transformer capacity is required. For members requiring additional transformer capacity, the minimum monthly charge will increase by $.50 for each additional kVa.
4. Holidays: Holidays that are off peak are: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.