More About MEC’s Rates
Rates at MEC are set by the Board of Trustees. Rate and Fee booklets are available from MEC’s Missoula Office.
Fixed Charges: Often referred to the “Base Charge”, this amount is designed for the Cooperative to recoup its costs related to the infrastructure necessary to serve a given category of a load. Fixed costs will vary from co-op to co-op and from one rate category to another as they are based on how many poles, wires, and other equipment is necessary to serve a given category of a load.
Energy Charges: All energy usage is metered in kilowatt-hours. A kilowatt-hour is the amount of energy necessary to light one 100-Watt light bulb for 10 hours or one 1,000-Watt light bulb for one hour.
Demand Charges: All demand is measured in kilowatts, and applies to commercial and industrial loads. Demand represents the amount of current the Cooperative must maintain at the ready for a given consumer.
|Rural Residential Service|
|Small Commercial Single Phase|
|Small Commercial Multi-Phase|
|Annual Fixed Charge|
||No Charge||No Charge|
||$10.00 per HP/year||$10.00 per HP/year|
New Industrial Loads
Contact Missoula Electric Cooperative for more information about
our Industrial Rates for new industrial loads locating in our service