Residential customers in the Plateau Electric Cooperative service area will see a $2-per-month increase on their base customer charge effective October 1, 2013. The customer charge covers the Co-op’s basic cost of providing and maintaining the infrastructure (poles, substations, power lines, meter reading, etc.) necessary for delivering electricity, regardless of the amount used. This increase is in conjunction with the recent announcement by TVA that rates are going up approximately $1.50 per customer beginning on October 1st.
PEC’s base customer charges will also increase by $1.89 per month for smaller non-residential customers. Larger commercial and industrial customers will also see increases in the base customer charge. Complete rate schedules are available at any PEC office, or online at www.plateauelectric.com.
“With the cost of materials and goods increasing, we have no choice but to share the increase in an effective manner that will have the least impact on our customers,” said PEC CEO Dave Cross. “PEC is not making any adjustment to the energy side of the rate schedules.”
Plateau Electric Cooperative’s goal is to provide safe, reliable energy at a low price to all those in our service area.