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Basic Electric Rates Rate
Daily Availability Charge $1.219
Winter kWh 10.71¢
Summer kWh 12.3¢


Off-Peak Rates Rate
Daily Meter Charge 16.433¢
Storage Energy Charge, per kWh 6.67¢
Dual Fuel Energy Charge, per kWh 7.62¢
Interruptible Energy Charge, per kWh 9.49¢

*For rates prior to March 1, 2023, click here

Late payment $25
Member requested disconnect or reconnect $100
Collection trip $50
Disconnect for non-payment $50
Reconnect after disconnection for non-payment (within 2 months of disconnect) $50
Installation of interruptor $50
Removal of interruptor $50
Returned payment $20
Meter tampering $200

A deposit may be required to connect or transfer electric service.  The deposit is fully refundable after a year of good payment history for residential accounts and 24 months for commercial accounts.  The deposit will be equal to four times the average bill at the service location, with a minimum of $400.  

Options to waive deposit:

  • Enroll in Prepay Your Way
  • Provide your social security number to enable Polk-Burnett to check your utility credit history
  • Provide a 12-month credit reference, from within the last 2 years, with excellent payment history from your previous/current electric provide
  • Provide a credit report from the last 90 days indicating excellent payment history

Availability charge vs. kWh charge

Availability charge

The daily availability charge covers your share of the cost to build and maintain power lines and the electric system that makes power available at your location. This charge is higher in rural areas because costs are shared by fewer members. 

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kWh charge

The kWh energy charge covers the cost of electricity you actually use, including its generation and transmission from the power plant. This rate schedule includes separate rates for winter and summer. Winter rates are October through May and summer rates are June through September. Rates are higher in summer because demand and wholesale power costs are higher. Co-op members use more electricity during the hottest days of summer than they do on the coldest days of winter. As a result, power costs more during the summer than in the winter.



Read General Manager Blog: Electric rates up in March 2023, first increase since 2010

Read about the Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) on your bill

Please contact the co-op for answers to your questions about rates and bills, payment options and ways to save energy and money,
800-421-0283, ext. 335.