Your Electric Bill
Every 30 days (give or take a day or two), you’ll receive an itemized bill. It includes three basic rate components:
- Customer Charge
- Wires Charge
- PCPT (Power Cost Pass-Thru) Charge
Click on the links to the right for a description of each of these charges.
To avoid service disconnection, FEC must receive your payment by the “Due Date,” shown in the upper-right corner of your statement. If you don’t pay your electric bill by the due date, your account will be charged a late fee. This fee is five (5) percent or $15.00, whichever is greater.
View a copy of a sample bill here. Even if you don’t receive your bill (because it got lost in the mail, accidentally thrown away, etc.), you’re still responsible for making the payment. To view and pay your bill as soon as it’s ready, sign up for Smart Hub® here. Then, while logged in, set your notification preferences. You can opt out of receiving a paper bill or choose to receive both an electronic bill and a paper bill.
Each bill for service is due sixteen days after issuance unless such day falls on a holiday or weekend, in which case payment is due on the next business day. If full payment is not received by the cooperative on or before the date such bill is due the member’s account will be considered delinquent and subject to disconnection.
Payments received after the due date on your bill are considered delinquent and will receive a delinquent notice. Your account becomes subject to disconnection if payment is not received within ten days from the date of the delinquent notice.
If service is disconnected for non-payment, you will be required to pay a $40.00 collection fee, a $40.00 reconnection fee, the entire outstanding balance on your account up to the date of disconnect, including the late payment penalty, and a deposit equivalent to two months of your average billing. Reconnections requested for the same day will also incur a $125.00 same day fee.
Disconnection of Service
A member’s electric service may be disconnected after proper notice for any of the following reasons:
- Failure to pay an outstanding bill within twenty-six (26) days of issuance;
- Failure to pay a delinquent account or failure to comply with the terms of the Deferred Payment Agreement;
- Violation of the cooperative’s rules for the use of service in such a manner that it interferes with the service of others or the operation of non-standard equipment, after the cooperative has made every attempt to notify you of the problem and allow you to remedy the situation.
Your service may be disconnected at once and without notice for any of the following reasons:
- Where a dangerous condition exists. Such disconnection shall remain in effect for as long as the condition exists.
- For meter tampering, bypassing or diversion of service.
If you disagree with FEC regarding your electric bill, you may request a supervisory review prior to disconnection.
While a supervisory review or other resolution is pending you can avoid disconnection of your electric service by paying the average of your monthly bill over the past 12 months, as determined by FEC.
In the event the dispute is not resolved within 60 days, you must keep all subsequent bills current.