RATE- Various rate
schedules are in place representing the cost
of electric service provided to the members.
Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC) rate
schedules can be found on our website,
A kilowatt hour is the typical way that
electricity is measured. It is used as a
hilling unit for energy delivered to members.
The expense involved with delivering
electricity from Mecklenburg Electric
Cooperative's substations over MEC lines to
you, our member, is shown under
"Distribution Service" and is broken down
into two categories: "Customer Delivery" and
DELIVERY- This amount is a
fixed monthly fee by rate schedule charged
and every energized electric service. This
"access" charge covers the fixed cost of
needed for the sole purpose of the delivery
of electricity to your residence.
ENERGY DELIVERY- The "Energy
Delivery" charge is based on each member's
and covers costs associated with maintaining
our distribution system and sustaining
quality service. It
includes maintaining all the right of way,
utility poles, substations, and other
operating expenses required to ensure
reliability, efficient and timely outage
quality customer service.
ELECTRICITY SUPPLY SERVICE-
These charges include all the costs that are
involved with electricity being generated at
a power station and delivered through
transmission lines to Mecklenburg Electric's
substations. It is broken down into "Energy
Supply," "WPCA Supply," and "Generation
Fuels" on your electric bill.
The "Energy Supply" charge is based on
monthly usage (kWh) and covers the
cost of the construction and maintenance of
generating facilities that provide wholesale
cooperative through our power supplier.
This is a rider which is a direct
pass-through charge credit and is due to an
adjustments in the
wholesale power cost from our suppliers.
This represents an additional charge to you
to collect energy costs
that exceed MEC's power supplier's base kWh
unit cost, or to credit you for energy costs
are less than
MEC's power supplier's base kWh unit cost.
This charge/credit will be affected
primarily by changes in the cost of the
fuels (coal, natural gas, uranium, and fuel
oil) used to
electricity purchased by MEC's power
supplier. It is based on monthly usage
charges/credits along with dollars collected
under the "Energy Supply" and "WPCA
Supply" charges/credits are not retained by
MEC but are paid to our power supplier for
electricity you use.
This charge/credit is in no way related to
the gasoline and diesel fuel used
in vehicles by MEC.
OTHER CHARGES- The
remaining charges consist of various taxes
levied and set by local and state
governmental entities. These charges are
passed on to these entities and are not
retained by MEC. Security lighting,
adjustments, late fees, capital credit
refunds and rebates could also fall under
this section if they apply.