Rates & Fees

At BEC, our main purpose is to provide a highly reliable electric service at the lowest possible cost. For a full list of all fees, please refer to our tariff.


(Effective as of June 24, 2019) 
Charge Amount Descripition
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 $30 Effective as of February 19, 2019.
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
$750 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 request by members. Call to speak with one of our Member Services representatives for more details.

Minimum Charges

Each billing period, members are obligated to pay the following charges as a minimum, whether or not any energy is actually used:
  • The availability charge
  • Any applicable billing adjustments
  • Any applicable service fees

Residential Single-Phase Service

Charge Amount
Availability Charge $25.00 per meter
Delivery/Distribution Charge $0.021358 per kWh
Transmission/ERCOT Fees Varies
Energy Charge Varies
Fuel Cost Adjustment Varies

Time-Based Usage (Residential Customers Only)

BEC has developed some innovative ways to help our members save money. Time-Based usage is one of them. With TBU 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 energy usage from on-peak to off-peak hours.

Time-Based Usage can save members money when they use electricity during off-peak hours. This plan is the best rate for those interested in saving energy and money. For more information, or to sign up, click here or call 866.226.3372.

Time-Based Usage Rates

Summer (June- Sept) Economy
11:01 p.m to10 a.m.
Summer ( June-Sept) Normal
10:01 a.m. to 2 p.m.
6:01 p.m to 11p.m.
Summer (June- Sept) Peak
2:01 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Non-Summer (Oct–May) Economy
11:01 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Non-Summer (Oct–May) Normal
7:01 a.m. to 5 p.m.
7:01 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Non-Summer (Oct–May) Peak
5:01 p.m. to 7 p.m.

*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.

Distributed Generation (DG) Time-Based Usage Rates

For members with distributed energy generation such as solar or wind.

Schedule Time Consumption Generation
Summer (June- Sept) Economy
11:01 p.m to 6 a.m
$0.0452/kWh $0.0288/kWh
Summer ( June-Sept)

6:01 a.m. to 2 p.m 

$0.0642/kWh $0.0343/kWh
Summer (June- Sept) Peak
2:01 p.m. to 6 p.m
$0.109/kWh $0.0622/kWh
Winter (Oct–May) Economy
11:01 p.m. to 5 a.m.
$0.048/kWh $0.0347/kWh
Winter (Oct–May) Normal
9:01 a.m. to 6 p.m.
8:01 p.m. to 11 p.m.
$0.592/kWh $0.0403/kWh
Winter (Oct–May) Peak
5:01 a.m. to 9 a.m.
6:01 p.m. to 8 p.m.
$0.0707/kWh $0.0479/kWh

DG TBU rates are optional and are effective as of July 1, 2020.

*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.

Residential three-Phase Service

Charge Amount
Availability $35.00 per meter
Transmission/ERCOT Fees Varies
Deliver/Distribution Charge Varies
Energy Varies
Fuel Cost Adjustment Varies

Irrigation Service

Irrigation services are reserved for those electric loads associated with pumping water.
Charge Amount
Availability Charge - Single Phase $25.00 per meter
Availability Charge - Three Phase $35.00 per meter
Capacity Charge, per billing kW $1.55
Transmission/ERCOT Fees Varies
Delivery/Distribution Charge Varies
Energy Charge Varies
Fuel Cost Adjustment Varies

Large Power Services

Members whose peak demand was equal to or greater than 50 kW. Any new account with a transformer capacity of 50 kVA or greater that has not established a prior service history with the Cooperative shall be classified under the appropriate rate schedule in accordance with a demand estimate performed by the Cooperative. More details can be found in our Electric Rate Tariff.
Charge Amount
Availability Charge $72.50 per meter
Transmission/ERCOT Fees Varies
Capacity Charge, per billing kW $4.20
Energy Charge Varies
Fuel Cost Adjustment Varies

Outdoor Lights

Effective June 1, 2018

Charge Amount
175 Watts MV $12.75 monthly
400 Watt MV $21.00 monthly
100 Watts HPS $12.50 monthly
250 Watts HPS $20.75 monthly
50 Watt LED $10.00 monthly
80 Watt LED $11.00 monthly
100 Watt LED $14.00 monthly
Energy Charge None
Fuel Cost Adjustment Varies

Distributed Energy Resources

Avoided wholesale power cost will be calculated by dividing the prior year’s total power purchase cost (excluding demand costs, transmission costs, ERCOT and related fees, and distribution costs) by the prior year’s total kWh’s purchased. The avoided cost will be adjusted once each calendar year, and the amount of the adjustment will be implemented on July 1 of each year.


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