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Appendix B

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HARRISON REMC

BOARD APPROVED SCHEDULE OF CHARGES

 

1. COLLECTION CHARGE

In the event that the Corporation deems it necessary to send an employee to the premises of any Member with a delinquent account or return check to collect or attempt to collect such amount, the member shall be charged a $25.00 fee for each visit.

2. RETURN CHECK CHARGE

When a Member's payment for indebtedness to the Corporation is made by check and said check is returned for reasons such as, but not limited to, "insufficient funds", "inactive account", or "closed account", a handling fee of $25.00 shall be added to the members account.

3. RECONNECTION CHARGE

When a Member's service or security light has been disconnected by request by same member within the last 12 months, or disconnected by the Corporation for non-payment of a bill, the following reconnect fee will apply.

(a.) If service can be reconnected during regular work hours a $40.00 reconnect fee will be due in addition to all other applicable charges.

(b.) If service cannot be reconnected during regular work hours (Regular work hours - 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.), but can be reconnected by 4:00 p.m., a $110.00 reconnect fee will be due in addition to all other applicable charges.

(c.) If service is requested to be reconnected outside of regular work hours, a $180.00 reconnect fee will be due in addition to all other applicable charges.

(Regular work hours - 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

(d.) If service has a remote disconnect collar installed, a $40.00 reconnect fee will be due if service is reconnected during business hours (7:30am to 4:30pm) and a $80 reconnect fee will be due if service is reconnected after business hours (7:30am to 4:30pm).

4. SERVICE CONNECTION CHARGE

When a customer requests electric service at an existing location, such customer will be charged a $35.00 fee for the REMC to read the meter and process the service order.

5. MINIMUM SECURITY DEPOSIT CHARGE

 If a member requesting new service is determined to be a mild credit risk (not commensurate with the level of risk high enough to charge 1/6 of the estimated annual usage at that location) from analyzing credit-reporting agency data or from a former REMC account, a minimum security deposit of $175 may be charged.

6. UNPREPARED CHARGE

When a customer requests or agrees to have electrical work completed on a specific day, and electrical work cannot be accomplished because the work location was not prepared or ready for such work, the REMC will charge the customer $75.00 for an unprepared service trip.

7. CUSTOMER PROBLEM CHARGE

When a customer requests the REMC repair a power problem or outage and the REMC finds no problems with its equipment or service, the customer will be charged a portion of the associated trip expense. During regular business hours the trip fee will be $40.00. During non-business hours the trip fee will be $80.00.

8. METER TAMPERING CHARGE

Any member that either permits the interference of or interfere with a meter, installs jumpers, reconnects the service, or interferes with a meter in order to divert electricity or alter their reading in any way shall subject to a $150.00 tampering fee in addition to all other applicable charges.

9. ENERGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM CREDITS

Any member who volunteers to participate in the REMC’s Energy Management Program and agrees to have an Energy Management Switch (EMS) installed at their location, and uses at least 500 kWh of energy during the month in which load was controlled, is entitled to a bill credit during their next billing cycle in accordance with the table below.

Water Heater only (June – Aug.)

$1.50 per month

Water Heater only (Dec. – Feb.)

$2.50 per month

Air Conditioner only (June – Aug.)

$4.00 per month

Water Heater and Air Conditioner (June – Aug.)

$7.00 per month

Water Heater and Air Conditioner (Dec – Feb.)

$3.00 per month

2nd Air Conditioner

$2.00 per month

10.  ESTIMATED SERVICE CHARGE

At any time the corporation does not receive a meter reading from the Member within the period established for this information to be received by the Corporation may prepare an estimated bill covering the service rendered to which will be added a penalty of fifty cents ($0.50) in accordance with the established practice of the Corporation.

11. METER READING CHARGE

If the Member fails to provide the Corporation with a meter reading for a residential or small commercial account seven work days prior to second consecutive bill estimation, the Corporation may read the meter and add a $15.00 service charge to the amount due on any such account.

12. TERMS OF PAYMENT

A bill shall be rendered as a net bill. If the net bill is not paid within 17 days after the bill is mailed, it shall become a delinquent bill and a late payment charge may be added in the amount of 3% of the account balance.

 If the last day of the net period falls on Sunday or any other legal holiday, the first business day thereafter shall be included in the net bill period.

 

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