Rates

Your bill is composed of a Line & System Maintenance charge of $36 for residential & small general service accounts and $58 for larger general service accounts, all of which remain the same each month; and a kilowatt hour charge, which changes depending on the amount of energy you use. If you own a business, you may also see a third portion: the demand charge.

Rates are set by the Fall River Board of Directors, who are elected by you – our member-owners.

Line & System Maintenance Fee

This charge ensures all members pay their fair share of fixed costs. Without it, year-round members would pay the majority of infrastructure costs for seasonal residents, who make up about 40 percent of the Cooperative’s membership. Even if you use no electricity for an entire season, the Cooperative must maintain the physical facilities of lines, poles & transformers to deliver energy to you when you want it.

Kilowatt hour (kWh) charge

This charge pays for the energy you consume. Fall River purchases 90 percent of the power that is delivered to members. Most of this power is purchased at wholesale rates through the Bonneville Power Administration, which sells power from large federal power projects in the Northwest.

The remaining 10 percent of power that is delivered to members comes from power generated at the Cooperative’s hydroelectric projects in the Henry’s Fork Watershed. Two of these power projects comprise our Green Power program.


Rate Schedule Effective January 2014

 

 

 

Residential Rate

Line & System Maintenance
Kilowatt-hour (kWh) Charge 0-2000 kWh 

Kilowatt-hour (kWh) Charge over 2000 kWh

$36.00
$0.07427/kWh

$0.08765/kWh

Small General Service Rate

Available to General Service accounts using less than 50 KW in any month of the previous year.

Line & System Maintenance
Kilowatt-hour (kWh) Charge
Demand Charge per kilowatts (kW) >10 kW

$36.00
$0.05551/kWh
$8.17/kW

General Service Rate

Line & System Maintenance
Kilowatt-hour (kWh) Charge
Demand Charge per kilowatts (kW) > 10 kW

$58.00
$0.05284/kWh
$8.17/kW

Irrigation Rate

Horsepower Charge (billed in May each year)
      0-100 per horsepower (hp)
      Over 100 horsepower (hp)
Kilowatt-hour charge
Demand Charge

$21.00/hp
$30.87/hp
$0.03037/kWh
$1.44/kW