Commercial Rates & Fees

At BEC, one of our top priorities is providing the most reasonable electric rates possible to all of our commercial member-owners. In fact, it’s part of our mission.*

Fees (as of June 1, 2015)

Charge Amount Description
Membership Fee $25 Payable upon application. Refundable if you leave the Co-op
Administrative Fee $25 New service connections (excluding transfers), disconnects, and clearances
Meter Tampering Charge $750 Plus any other applicable fees. Charges will be paid prior to service being reconnected
Returned Check Fee $35  
Meter Test Fee $25 This fee is charged if the meter is found to be in compliance
Late Fee 5% Of delinquent bill amount
Delinquent Service Fee $100 This fee will be assessed if member account is to be connected after a non-payment disconnect. If reconnecting on a weekend, holiday or after hours, the enhanced service fee will be charged in addition to the delinquent service fee.
Enhanced Service Fee $100 Must be paid before service is rendered for same day service, weekend, holiday and after hour requests.
Distributed Generation Fee $250 Request distributed generation service less than 50kW.
Member Request Fee $75 Voltage issues or outages not caused by BEC equipment, request for existing meter loop inspection, connect and disconnect of an existing outdoor light, other miscellaneous requests by members. Call to speak with one of our Member Services representatives for more details.

Commercial Single-Phase Service

Commercial Three-Phase Service

Irrigation

Commercial Large Power Accounts (LPS)

Members whose peak demand was equal to or greater than 50 kW for three months or more during the twelve-month period preceding the current billing fall into our Large Power Accounts group. BEC constantly monitors the demand load of our members to track their usage. If the peak kW demand is equal to or greater than 50 kW for three months or more during the twelve month period preceding the current billing period, then the account will be transferred to the LPS rate.

Any new account with a transformer capacity of 50 kVA or greater that has not established a prior service history with BEC will be classified under the appropriate rate schedule in accordance with a demand estimate performed by the cooperative. If an account’s highest kW load has been less than 50 kW more than nine times in a twelve month billing period that account will be placed on the General Service rate.

Outdoor Lights

Time Based Usage

BEC has developed some innovative ways to help our members save money. TimeBased usage is one of them. With TBU usage rates, electric charges vary based on the time of day and the season, unlike flat electric rates where you are charged the same amount for electricity no matter the time of day you use it. This voluntary program is designed to allow our members to reduce their energy bill by shifting their usage from on-peak to off-peak hours.

*Reflected price is the energy cost only and does not include delivery fee, fuel cost adjustment, availability charge or other taxes and fees that may apply.