Access Charge

The cost of providing access to the electrical grid and other expenses related to delivering electricity to members is fixed, or does not change, regardless of how many kilowatt-hours (kWh) a member uses.

Currently, the Access Charge for a residential service is $10. The new Access Charge is $14.

Access Charge

REC's actual fixed cost per residential meter is over $30. The difference between that fixed cost and the Access Charge is recovered through charges for the amount of electricity used each month.