Extreme cold weather in December and January gave us sleet, snow, and a total of 21 days where the low temperature was below freezing. Several days the temperature plunged below 15 degrees.
Some cooperative members' energy usage during this time has increased as much as 3 times their normal usage. That means that a bill that is normally $150 may be as high as $450. Because of billing cycles and bill processing, some of these bills will be due in February and March when the weather is milder.
Please note the Cooperative has not increased its' rates - these higher bills are solely the result of higher energy usage during extreme cold weather (as we had in 2016).
If your monthly bill has risen to the point where you cannot pay it, please contact us as soon as possible. We can work out a payment option to help you through these extreme high usage bills.