SCHEDULE OF SPECIAL (NON-RECURRING) CHARGES
When service has been disconnected by Kosciusko Rural Electric Membership Corporation (KREMC) for non-payment of a bill, or when a reconnection of service is requested for a member at the same location within a twelve-month period of the time it was disconnected at the member’s request, a reconnection charge(s), plus all monthly service charges accrued during the disconnected period, must be paid by the member before such service is reconnected. If a member, at his/her option, requests service to be restored outside of regular working hours, an additional fee of $45.00 shall be charged. Note: Members requesting reconnection of electric service within a twelve (12) month period are excluded from the requirement to pay accrued service charges if they receive service under Rate Schedule RF.
The following charges shall apply:
Reconnection at the meter or transformer $75.00
Reconnection of a security light $25.00
COLLECTION AND DISCONNECTION CHARGE
In addition to applicable service charges, a trip charge of $10 is applied when it is necessary for an employee of KREMC to go to a member’s premises to collect a delinquent bill. If disconnection for non-payment is made, this fee shall be collected in addition to all other fees and amounts due before service is restored.
“INSUFFICIENT FUNDS” CHECK CHARGE
In the event the cooperative is required to reimburse the bank for an “insufficient funds” check deposited by KREMC which was received by the cooperative in payment of a billing by a member, a charge of $25.00 must be paid or this charge added to the amount due KREMC by said member, which shall be in addition to any other charges assessed by this rate schedule.
FAILURE TO READ METER
Unless equipped with a two-way advanced meter, each member of KREMC is required to read his/her meter every month. After one month, if the member fails to read the meter, and it is necessary for KREMC to read the meter to determine the amount of kilowatt hours used, an additional charge of $10.00 per meter shall be applied for this service. Members that have opted out of the two-way advanced meter program are subject to KREMC Board Policy 305 and, therefore, are not subject to the terms of this paragraph.
When a member requests KREMC to correct an outage of member’s service and the cooperative dispatches an employee or employees to the member’s premises and the outage is
the result of consumer’s fault or is a result of a malfunction beyond KREMC’s facilities then, and in that event, the member may be charged a fee equal to the labor and vehicle charges incurred by the cooperative, but in no case shall the member be charged less than $10.00.
METER TEST AT REQUEST OF THE MEMBER
The cooperative will endeavor to maintain the efficiency of its meters within allowable accuracy. KREMC will make a test of accuracy of registration of a meter upon a written request of a member at no cost. If a second request for testing is made at less than thirty-six (36) month intervals and no error is found, or any error is within allowable accuracies (plus or minus 2%), then the member may be charged a fee of $95.00.
TEMPORARY ELECTRIC SERVICE
Members, or their representatives, requesting temporary electric service are to pay a fee of $125 prior to work being started. Included in this fee is the first 15 feet of cabling and other work and materials needed to connect service from the lift pole or padmount transformer. A charge of $1 per foot of overhead service is applied thereafter. If underground service is requested a charge of $5 per foot is applied (in excess of 15 feet). NOTE: The member is responsible for providing a temporary meter base. KREMC will provide, at no charge, a permanent meter base upon connection of service.
UNDERGROUND/OVERHEAD FACILITIES RELOCATION
When KREMC facilities are redesigned, re-engineered, relocated, removed, modified or reinstalled at the member’s request or as a result of a member’s actions, he/she will be required to pay a sum equal to the labor, material and vehicle costs incurred by the cooperative.
POLE DELIVERY AND SETTING
Members, or their representatives, requesting the delivery and setting of a utility pole will pay a fee of $289 per 30 foot pole or $333 per 35 foot pole prior to work being started.
Board Approved: March 28, 2005
Effective Date: October 1, 2016
Revised Date: June 27, 2016