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It is always our goal to provide safe, reliable electricity at the lowest possible cost to keep it affordable for you,
our co-op members.

SCHEDULE OF FEES AND CHARGES – Effective August 27, 2015

Utility Line Construction for Electric Service


Individual services – New Service Connection


       Connect fee includes 0-200 ft underground

$625.00 per service

       Over 200 ft underground

$   7.50 per ft

       Additional meter utilizing existing service

$ 50.00

Primary and Secondary Line Construction


       Underground in conduit

$9.00 per linear foot per phase

       When deemed feasible for co-op, overhead
       or direct burial of line

$  6.00 per linear foot

       Temporary service connection $200.00 per service
       Not ready fee (site not ready for installation) $  80.00

Outdoor Lights



from $100.00

  • Pole set at time of initial service or upgrade


  • In excess of 100 feet from existing facility

$100.00 pole set plus $2.50 per ft

Basic LED LIght

$11.75 per month, plus installation

Traditional Light

$17.05 per month, plus installation

Special Lighting

Contracted by quote

Account Fees


Name Change Fee


Security Deposit (per meter)


  • Residential

Greater of $200.00 or 2 months average bill (minimum)

  • Commercial

Greater of $500 or 2 months average bill (minimum)

PowerStat meter installation

$100.00 per meter

Meter Tampering


Late Payment Penalty

2% per month

Second Notice Fee

$  5.00

Returned Payment Fee


Facilities Charge for Reconnect (in same name with 9-month maximum)


Special Payment Agreement

$5.00 per agreement



Service Fees


Business Hours:  8:00 am - 4:30 pm


  • Disconnect Fee *

$35.00 ea

  • Meter Test (Certified), refunded if meter is at fault

$35.00 ea

  • Reconnection Fee *

$35.00 ea

  • Collection Fee (more than 3 times/year)


After-hours charges (for * items above)


  • 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm


  • 10:00 pm – 8:00 am


Base and Usage Charges


Base Facility Charge – Residential (Rate 1)

$23.00 per month

Energy Charge

$.0969 per kWh

WPCA (Wholesale Power Cost Adjustment) 
as of May 2018 - residential

For more information about this charge, read the

$.00731/kWh  ($7.31 per 1000 kWh)

REPS Rider - NC Renewable Energy Charge

($0.02)/mo- residential
($0.10)/mo - commercial

For Non-Residential and Renewable Generation rates, please refer to the BEMC Rate Schedule document.

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