Rates & Fees

Your bill is composed of an Access Fee charge of $39 for residential service accounts and small general service accounts and $59 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 owner-members.

Access 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 about 85% percent of the power that is delivered to members from wholesale sources. Most of this power is purchased through the Bonneville Power Administration, which sells power from large federal hydropower projects in the Northwest.

The remaining 15 percent of power that is delivered to members comes from power generated at the Cooperative’s hydroelectric projects on the Henry’s Fork Watershed. Two of these power projects comprise our Green Power program.


Rate Schedule Effective January 2020

Residential Rate
Access Fee
Kilowatt-hour (kWh) Charge 0-2000 kWhKilowatt-hour (kWh) Charge over 2000 kWh
Small General Service RateAvailable to General Service accounts using less than 50 KW in any month of the previous year.
Access Fee
Kilowatt-hour (kWh) Charge
Demand Charge per kilowatts (kW) >10 kW
General Service Rate
Access Fee
Kilowatt-hour (kWh) Charge
Demand Charge per kilowatts (kW) > 10 kW
Irrigation Rate
Horsepower Charge (billed in May each year)
0-100 per horsepower (hp)
Over 100 horsepower (hp)
Kilowatt-hour charge
Demand Charge