A membership fee of $5 is required to receive electric service from Clarke Electric Cooperative. There is a $5 fee for a record change.
The required deposit is based upon the highest bill in the previous 12-month history at the location for which service is requested. The deposit fee may be waived by furnishing Clarke Electric with a written credit reference from your previous power supplier showing 12 consecutive on-time payments. Once Clarke Electric receives 12 consecutive on-time payments, your deposit will be applied as a credit to your account.
If you fail to respond to a late notice/friendly reminder, a Clarke Electric employee may post a Notice of Disconnect by your electric meter on your property. This notice states that disconnection of service will take place within 48 hours. A non-refundable and non-transferable $125 posting fee will be added to the delinquent amount.
A $125 disconnection fee will be charged to your account if your service is disconnected for non-payment. To avoid this action, contact must be made with Clarke Electric's billing department prior to the disconnect date printed on the late notice/friendly reminder.
A $125 reconnection fee will be charged when your service has been disconnected for non-payment. Reconnection is made during regular office hours, which are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. You will be charged this $125 reconnection fee for each meter that is reconnected.
After-Hours Reconnect Fee
If your service was disconnected for non-payment and reconnection is made after regular office hours, a $200 reconnection fee will be charged.
Bill Due Date
To avoid a penalty your payment must reach our office by the due date printed on the bill.
A $30 returned-check charge will be assessed for any checks that are not honored. In addition, your bill will be considered unpaid, and late payment charges will apply.
Bill Due Date
To avoid a penalty, your payment must reach our office by the due date printed on your bill (the last business day of the month).
A 1.5% penalty will apply if payment is received after the due date printed on the bill.
Availability Charge/Fixed Charge
This recurring monthly fee is charged to every member-owner, regardless of the amount of energy used. It helps offset the cost of maintaining electric service at a location and covers maintenance of poles, wires, transformers, meters, right-of-way, administration, preparation and mailing of bills and other expenses associated with providing electric service.
Power Costs Adjustment (PCA)
This fluctuating monthly adjustment reflects the amount Clarke Electric pays for power above or below the base cost established at the time of our last rate change. Read more here>>
Note: If a line crew is dispatched to service a member's outage and the outage is found to be no fault of the cooperative or its equipment, a service call fee is charged to the member-owner.
Charges for a service call for an outage on the member-owner's side of the meter:
Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m..........$125 (minimum trip)
After Hours..........................................$200 (minimum trip)