Rates

Service Charges

Small Single-Phase Power

Available for single phase service for all uses subject to Meeker Cooperative rules and regulations and execution of an Application for Membership and Electric Service.

If the metered monthly demand exceeds 20 kilowatt (kW) for nine of the past 12 months, the member’s bill will be calculated under the Large Single-Phase Rate Schedule until such a time that the member’s kW demand is less than 20 kW for 12 consecutive months.

The maximum current during startup of individual motors served under the schedule shall not exceed 260 amps at 240 volts as authorized in advance by Meeker Cooperative. Service is subject to the rules and regulations of MCLP. 

Monthly Rate

Fixed charge – $35.00

Energy charge

Summer Months* – 12.3¢/kWh*

Other Months – 10.3¢/kWh

Demand Charge – $0.00/kW

*plus applicable sales tax

Minimum Charges

The standard size transformer for the Small Single Phase service is 15 Kilovolt-amp (kVA). Your electric service may require a larger transformer than a 15 kVA unit because of the type of equipment you have connected, for example a welder, grain dryer, or any equipment with a large electric motor(s). Meeker Co-op will install the transformer needed to meet your electric needs.

Minimum Monthly Charge: The minimum monthly charge for Small Single Phase Power is the $35 per month where the required transformer is 15 kVA or less. For members services requiring additional transformer capacity, the minimum monthly charge shall be:

25 KVA transformer……….$47.00

37.5 KVA transformer…….$62.00

50 KVA transformer……….$77.00

75 KVA transformer……….$107.00

100 KVA transformer……..$137.00

Energy Management Rates

Dual Fuel Space Heating

Use of electricity for qualified space heating systems, except during time of peak demand when an alternate source is used, such as storage space heating or fossil fuel backup. Check out our rebates and qualifications for installing an electric heating systems on Dual Fuel!

NOTE: The member is responsible for providing and maintaining an adequate backup heating system which will supply the space with adequate heat during load control (demand response) periods.

Rate – 5.7¢/kWh; 6.2¢/kWh June-August 

Storage Space Heating

Use “Off Peak” electricity stored in the form of heat between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. and released during the day as heat for your home.

  • Rate – 5.7¢/kWh; 6.2¢/kWh June-August 

Peak Shave Water Heating

Electric water heaters are interrupted only during peak or demand response periods. Check out our rebates for qualifying water heaters .

Rate – 5.7¢/kWh; 6.2¢/kWh June-August

Storage Water Heating

Electric storage water heater or heaters are supplied with electricity between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. to heat your water for the next day.

  • Rate – 5.7¢/kWh; 6.2¢/kWh June-August

Cycle Air Conditioning

Your central air conditioner is cycled “On” and “Off” during peak demand periods only.

Rate – 5.7¢/kWh; 6.2¢/kWh June-August

Warm Floors

Install electric cable or electric boilers that gently heat floors to keep your feet warm and toasty during cold winters.

Rate – 5.7¢/kWh; 6.2¢/kWh June-August

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps provide both heating and cooling. Heat pumps operate at high efficiencies that exceed 180 percent. Check out our rebates for heat pumps which meet certain performance criteria.

Rate – 5.7¢/kWh; 6.2¢/kWh June-August

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging

We offer an interruptible (peak-shave) rate for charging your EV as well as a rebate of $500 for installing a Level-2 EV charger for your home, farm or business.

Rate – 5.7¢/kWh; 6.2¢/kWh June-August

NOTE: All energy management programs are voluntary.

Power Cost Adjustment (PCA)

The PCA is a charge or credit on your monthly bill to pass through increases or decreases in the cost of purchased power.

The summer month rate is in effect during the months of June, July, and August.

Energy Management Improvement Loans

Meeker Cooperative members can apply for an Energy Management Space & Water Heating Systems Loan when purchasing and installing Energy Management. There is a $3,000 0% interest loan option, also. Contact Meeker Cooperative’s Energy Experts at 320-693-3231 to learn more about these loans.

Large Single-Phase Power

Available for single phase service for all uses subject to Meeker Cooperative Light & Power (MCLP) rules and regulations and execution of an Electric Service Agreement.

To qualify for service under this schedule, the monthly metered kilowatt (kW) demand must exceed 20 kW for nine of the past 12 months. If the metered kW demand is less than 20 kW for nine of the past 12 months, the member’s bill will be calculated under the Small Single-Phase Rate Schedule.

The maximum current during startup of individual motors served under the schedule shall not exceed 260 amps at 240 volts as authorized in advance by MCLP. Service is subject to the rules and regulations of MCLP. 

Fixed Charge — $93

Demand Charge

June, July, August — $9.95/kW

Other months — $6.95/kW

Billing demand for the month shall be the maximum recorded 15-minute interval demand in kilowatts (kW).

Energy Charge — $.08/kWh

Minimum Monthly Charge: The minimum monthly charge shall be the $93 fixed charge, plus the Special Construction Charge, if applicable, plus $1.20 per KVA of installed transformer capacity in excess of 25 KVA of transformer capacity.

Plus applicable sales taxes

Small Three Phase Power

Available for all farm, home and commercial uses, except irrigation, which requires multi-phase service subject to Meeker Cooperative Light & Power (MCLP) rules and regulations and execution of an Electric Service Agreement. 

To qualify for this service under this schedule, the kilowatt kW) demand must not exceed 20 kW for more than three of the past 12 months. If the monthly metered kW demand exceeds 20 kW for more than 3 of the past 12 months, then the member’s bill will be calculated under the Large Three Phase Rate Schedule.

Fixed Charge — $71.00

Energy Charge

June, July, August — $.123/kWh

Other months — $.103/kWh

Demand Charge – $0.00/kW

Minimum Monthly Charge: The minimum monthly charge shall be the $71 fixed charge for installations not to exceed 15 KVA of transformer capacity. For services requiring more than 15 KVA of transformer capacity, the minimum shall be increased by $1.20 per KVA of installed transformer capacity in excess of 15 KVA.

Plus applicable sales taxes

Large Three Phase Power

Available for all farm, home and commercial uses, except irrigation, which requires multi-phase service subject to Meeker Cooperative Light & Power (MCLP) rules and regulations and execution of an Electric Service Agreement. 

To qualify for service under this schedule, the monthly metered kilowatt (kW) demand must be greater than 20 kW for more than three of the past 12 months. If the monthly metered kW demand is equal to or less than 20 kW for twelve consecutive months, the member’s bill will be calculated under the Small Three Phase Rate Schedule. Service is subject to the rules and regulations of MCLP. 

Fixed Charge — $118

Demand Charge

June, July, August — $9.95/kW

Other months — $6.95/kW

Billing demand for the month shall be the maximum recorded 15-minute interval demand in kilowatts (kW).

Energy Charge — $.08/kWh

Minimum Charge: The minimum monthly charge shall be the $118 fixed charge, plus the Special Construction Charge, if applicable, plus $1.20 per KVA of installed transformer capacity in excess of 25 KVA of transformer capacity.

Plus applicable sales taxes

Large Power Peak Alert: 350 KVA or Greater

Available for general service where the required transformer is 350 kVA or more. Under this service the load must be reduced to zero or to a pre-determined demand level (PDL) during demand response periods as determined by MCLP.  This can be accomplished with or without  standby generation.

Fixed Charge — $249

Demand Charge – $5.75/kW all months

The base demand shall be the maximum kilowatt demand (subject to power factor adjustment) established by the member for any period of 15 consecutive minutes during the month for which the bill is rendered, as indicated or recorded by a demand meter.

Coincidental Demand Charge

The member must reduce their demand to zero or to the PDL for entire duration of a demand response period(s). If in a month the member fails to reduce the load to zero or to the PDL during the demand response period(s), the coincidental demand charge will be invoked. The coincidental demand charge will be added to the peak period demand that exceeds zero. For the partial interruptible alternative, the excess demand charge will be added to the peak period demand that exceeds the PDL. The coincidental demand charge is applied once per month.

Energy Charge — $.051/kWh

Plus applicable sales taxes

Enrollment: If standby generation is installed, it is every generation owner’s responsibility to review the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine (RICE) rules and ensure their generator(s) comply with the rules applicable to non-emergency engines.

Opt-Out: The member may opt-out of the interruptible program. Selecting the opt-out option will remove the member from participation in the program for a period of no less than one year and also any rate cost savings associated with the Large Power Peak Alert rate. The member will then be placed on the applicable rate schedule as determined by MCLP. At the end of the opt-out year the member will have  the option of returning to the program after having provided 60-day notification.  The notification must either be by  letter to Meeker Cooperative or by email to customerservice@meeker.coop

Large Power Peak Alert: 50 KVA — 350 KVA

Available for general service where the required transformer is 50 kVA – 350 kVA. Under this service the load must be reduced to zero during demand response periods as determined by MCLP.  This can be accomplished with or without  standby generation.

If standby generation is installed, it is every generation owner’s responsibility to review the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine (RICE) rules and ensure their generator(s) comply with the rules applicable to non-emergency engines.

Fixed Charge — $118

Demand Charge: $0.00/kW

The base demand shall be the maximum kilowatt demand (subject to power factor adjustment) established by the member for any period of 15 consecutive minutes during the month for which the bill is rendered, as indicated or recorded by a demand meter.

Coincidental Demand Charge

The member must reduce their demand to zero for entire duration of a demand response period(s). If in a month the member fails to reduce the load to zero during the demand response period(s), the coincidental demand charge will be invoked. The coincidental demand charge will be added to the peak period demand that exceeds zero. The coincidental demand charge is applied once per month.

Energy Charge — $.07/kWh

Plus applicable sales taxes

Enrollment If standby generation is installed, it is every generation owner’s responsibility to review the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine (RICE) rules and ensure their generator(s) comply with the rules applicable to non-emergency engines.

Opt-Out: The member may opt-out of the interruptible program. Selecting the opt-out option will remove the member from participation in the program for a period of no less than one year and also any rate cost savings associated with the Large Power Peak Alert rate. The member will then be placed on the applicable rate schedule as determined by MCLP. At the end of the opt-out year the member will have  the option of returning to the program after having provided 60-day notification.  The notification must either be by  letter to Meeker Cooperative or by email to customerservice@meeker.coop

Crop Irrigation – 6

Available to all members requiring service to pumps and irrigation equipment subject to Meeker Cooperative rules and regulations and execution of an Electric Service Agreement.

Monthly Fixed Charge: May – September — $118

Demand Charge

$25.50/kW based on highest 15-minute demand which occurred during the month.

Controlled Irrigation Demand Credit

Members who permit Meeker Cooperative to control pumps and irrigation load during demand response periods shall receive a credit of $20.50/kW applied against the monthly demand charge for each month of the irrigation season.

Energy Charge

All months — $0.09/kWh

Non-Control Penalty / Coincidental Demand Charge

Irrigation operators and/or irrigation equipment that fail to control irrigation systems over during the demand response period(s)  will be charged the full monthly demand charge based on coincidental  wholesale demand (Coincidental Billing Demand). Coincidental Billing Demand shall be defined as the member’s highest 15-minute kW demand that coincides with the  Co-op’s monthly peak as determined by the wholesale power providers.

  • Non-Control Penalty – $5/kW demand charge based on the highest 15-minute demand which occurred during the load control period.
  • Supplemental Demand Charge – $19.71/kW demand charge based on the highest hourly demand which occurred coincident to the wholesale power suppliers monthly billed demand.

Plus applicable sales taxes

Wastewater Irrigation- 63

Available to all members requiring service to pumps and irrigation equipment subject to Meeker Cooperative rules and regulations and execution of an Electric Service Agreement.

Monthly Fixed Charge — $118

Demand Charge

$25.50/kW based on highest 15-minute demand which occurred during the month.

Controlled Irrigation Demand Credit

Members who permit Meeker Cooperative to control pumps and irrigation load during demand response periods shall receive a credit of $20.50/kW applied against the monthly demand charge for each month of the irrigation season.

Energy Charge

All months — $0.09/kWh

Non-Control Penalty / Coincidental Demand Charge

Irrigation operators and/or irrigation equipment that fail to control irrigation systems over during the demand response period(s)  will be charged the full monthly demand charge based on coincidental  wholesale demand (Coincidental Billing Demand). Coincidental Billing Demand shall be defined as the member’s highest 15-minute kW demand that coincides with the  Co-op’s monthly peak as determined by the wholesale power providers.

  • Non-Control Penalty – $5/kW demand charge based on the highest 15-minute demand which occurred during the load control period.
  • Supplemental Demand Charge – $19.71/kW demand charge based on the highest hourly demand which occurred coincident to the wholesale power suppliers monthly billed demand.

Power Factor Adjustment

The  member agrees to maintain as near unity power factor as practicable. MCLP  reserves the right to measure such power factor at any time.  Should such measurements indicate that the average power factor is less than 90 percent, the demand for billing purposes shall be the demand as recorded by the demand meter multiplied by 90 percent and divided by the percent power factor.

NOTE: All rates are subject  a Power Cost Adjustment (PCA). The PCA is a charge or credit on your monthly bill to pass through increases or decreases in the cost of purchased power.

The Billing Demand for the month shall be the maximum recorded 15-minute interval  demand in kilowatts (kW). The Coincidental Billing Demand shall be defined as the member’s highest 15-minute kW demand that coincides with Meeker Cooperative’s coincidental monthly peak as determined by the cooperative’s wholesale power providers.

NOTE: All rates are subject to applicable sales tax

Deposits

Small Three Phase Service: Every new service application requires a soft credit check from On-Line Utility Services. If that check is negative, a $400 deposit (minimum) is required to obtain electric service. This deposit will be held until the member leaves the Meeker Co-op service area. The deposit will be applied to the final bill and any balance returned to the member. Meeker Cooperative pays interest annually on all deposits. Members 60 days past due or disconnected for a delinquent account will pay a minimum $400 deposit or a two-month average bill (whichever is greater).

Large Single Phase, Large Three Phase, Large Power Peak Alert, Irrigation Services: A deposit of $20 times the total installed KVA shall be required on all Demand Billed accounts for any entity without good credit as determined by the Cooperative.


Security Lights

Available to all customers who want a driveway or yard illuminated from dusk to dawn by a high pressure sodium light on an existing pole. Meeker Cooperative will install and maintain your security light.

Rate (Billed monthly)

100 watt – Direct $10.75; Dispersed $14.75

250 watt – Direct $19.50; Dispersed $23.50

Decorative Lighting – 100 watt: $14.75
                                  250 watt: $23.50

All new installations will be LED lights.
73 watt: $10.75
108 watt: $19.50