Every member of Meeker Cooperative Light and Power Assn. receives a bill that includes a “Fixed Charge.” A Fixed Charge is a flat fee applied by electric cooperatives to help cover the cost of installation, maintenance and improvements to the meter(s), electric lines and other equipment that brings electricity to your home and/or business. This Fixed Charge is billed as long as you have service, whether or not you currently use electricity at that site (if you travel south for the winter, for example, or are building a home but not living there yet).