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.
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.