Our Rates

Rate Schedule

Effective - April 1, 2021

Single Phase Rate

Residential/Nonresidential

100 kVa and under

Availability Charge

COUNTY

COUNTY

Residential

Non-Residential

Up to 200 Amp Service

COUNTY

COUNTY

$35.00

$35.00

Over 200 Amp Service

COUNTY

COUNTY

$41.00

$41.00

All kWh

COUNTY

COUNTY

7.72¢

8.35¢

Demand Charge

COUNTY

COUNTY

$2.00

$2.00

Three Phase Rate

Residential/Nonresidential

100 kVa and under

Availability Charge

COUNTY

COUNTY

Residential

Non-Residential

Availability Charge

COUNTY

COUNTY

$48.50

$51.00

All kWh

COUNTY

COUNTY

7.05¢

8.32¢

Demand Charge

COUNTY

COUNTY

$2.00

$2.00

Large Power Service

Over 100 kVa 

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COUNTY

COUNTY

Winter*

Summer*

Availability Charge

COUNTY

COUNTY

$300.00

$300.00

Demand Charge
Per kW

COUNTY

COUNTY

$7.50

$8.00

Energy Charge
Per KWh

COUNTY

COUNTY

7.30¢

7.98¢

* Winter rate applicable billing period Oct through May
 

** Summer rate applicable billing period June through Sep
 

Power Factor Penalty charge will be applied if the average monthly power factor is less than 90%. See rate class for more information.

Dusk to Dawn Security Lights

Varies depending on size and type of light. 

What is Demand?


In April 2021, Co-Mo Connect Powered by Co-Mo Electric Cooperative implemented a new rate structure that includes a $2.00 demand charge and reduces members’ kWh charge from 9.23 cents to 7.72 cents.

What is Demand?

 

Demand is the amount of power needed to supply every electrical device running in your home or business at a specific point in time. It is the maximum rate at which your household has consumed electricity, which can vary from the hour, day, week, month or season.
 

A simple way to describe Demand is to look at electric use similar to Internet service use. When one person streams a movie or television show on one device in your home, the stream works great. But as additional people in your house attempt to stream video simultaneously, more bandwidth is needed to ensure the stream works well. So, think of electric use in a similar manner. As more appliances in your home run simultaneously, such as your washing machine, stove and dishwasher, your Demand for power increases.

Why bill on Demand?

 

Breaking out Demand from Energy Use helps Co-Mo bill our members in a way that is fair. Co-Mo’s wholesale electric rates are based on total co-op demand, Demand (the rate at which electricity is used by the member), and the total energy consumed. Some members cre­ate more Demand by using more appliances simultaneously and, as a result, will have a higher demand reading on their bill.
 

In the past, it was easier to bill metered kWh usage. However, with affordable technology available today to capture Demand, it makes sense to unbundle Demand and make sure everyone pays their fair share.

 If you are going to start billing based on Demand, how can I reduce my Demand?
All houses that use electricity generate a certain level of Demand. How you reduce that demand will be about deciding when to use appliances to help reduce the demand. For example, if you are washing clothes, don’t run the dishwasher at the same time. Or if you are cooking on the stove, hold off on putting a load of clothes in the dryer. Spreading out the use of these items will help lower your Demand Rate. However, for some busy families, saving time by using numerous appliances at the same time is more important to them than reducing demand which is fine.

Review household processes and determine if it is possible to perform high energy con­suming tasks at different times of the day. Perhaps some appliances or equipment can be used in the morning and other ap­pliances or equipment in the afternoon or evening to balance and reduce demand, with the goal of ultimately reducing peak demand.


How can I monitor and stay on top of Demand?

 

Managing your demand can be as simple as being aware and remembering to space out times where you are using large appliances instead of using them all at the same time. Another tool that can help you monitor your energy use is through the free SmartHub app. Not only will that app help you monitor your energy use, but it also lets you pay your bills and report electric outages. The app can be found in the Google Play or the Apple Store. Simply search for SmartHub. You can also be directed to SmartHub by going to www.co-mo.coop and clicking on the SmartHub icon on the homepage.