New Connection or Existing Service (Reconnection of Service)

Existing permanent service to a residence, cabin, mobile home, campsite, or facility on the property of a member such as a workshop or well pump.

Deposit

In addition to a $5 Membership Fee, a residential or seasonal (camper) consumer’s deposit is determined by the credit score reported through Online Credit Services. If no credit rating is available or the consumer prefers not to supply the information necessary to obtain a credit rating, the consumer will pay the largest deposit required for residential or seasonal service: $500.

A deposit is required of all consumers with credit risk assessments of 11 percent or greater (as supplied by Online Credit Services). Deposits must be paid before electric service can be supplied to ensure prompt payment of bills. Deposits held by the cooperative earn no interest and are retained until a consumer terminates service with CVEC. At that time, the deposit will be applied against any unpaid bills and any remaining balance refunded to the consumer.

The following scores determine a consumer’s required deposit:

Credit Score

Deposit Required

0 – 10.9% No Deposit Required
11 – 20% $150.00
20.1 – 25% $250.00
25% – Up $500.00
SmartPay No Deposit Required

Connect Fee

A $20 Connect Fee is required of any new consumer before electric service can be supplied. CVEC also requires connect fees from any consumer requesting service to additional meters. For a complete listing of all service fees, see Schedule of Fees.

Residential

Code: 0001

Availability

Available in all areas served from the Cooperative’s distribution.

Applicability

Applicable to all single-family residences and multi-family residential units.

Character of Service

Single-phase service at 120 or 120/240 volts.

Monthly Rates

Distribution access charge: $33.00 per customer.

Power rate: $0.08828 / kWh for all kWh

Minimum monthly bill shall be $33.00.

Adjustments

Service under this rate is subject to State and/or local sales tax as applicable. The current fuel adjustment shall be added to the Cooperative retail rates. State Gross Receipt Tax: 4.0% State Utility License Tax: 2.2%

New Residential Service

Easements for Cooperative Lines

To build, operate and maintain distribution lines members or prospective members of the Cooperative must grant to the cooperative the necessary easements. Standard easements require at least 15 feet of clearance from the conductor, which means a standard right of way will be no less than 30 feet wide.

Meter Sockets

New consumers who have paid a deposit and have completed and signed an application for service will be supplied a meter socket if requested, after a release is signed. Contractors requesting a meter socket must pick it up at the Cooperative office and furnish the name of the consumer for whom it is being installed.

Size of Motors and Capacity Allowed:

Unless otherwise agreed upon, all motors shall be as follows:

All motors of 10-HP rating or less shall be single-phase. All motors rating more than 10 HP shall be three-phase. All motors with a rated capacity of 5 HP or more, single-phase or of 10 HP or more, three-phase, shall be equipped with approved starting equipment and a low voltage release attachment. All motors with a rated capacity of 10 HP or more, which are to be automatically started and stopped, shall have details of the controlling equipment approved by the Cooperative before connected.

Disclosure of Load Requirements and Additional Loads:

At the time of application for membership and electric service, the member shall fully disclose the electrical load to be connected, so that the Cooperative can plan and install the proper size transformer, meter and other equipment. The member shall notify the Cooperative office prior to connecting additional electrical load and obtain consent of the Cooperative or its duly authorized agent.

Members who make such changes or additional installations without consent shall be liable to the Cooperative’s equipment by reason thereof.

Notice of Unsatisfactory Service

The member shall notify the Cooperative immediately should the service be unsatisfactory for any reason, or should there be any defects, trouble or accidents to the Cooperative’s equipment which would affect the supply of electricity. Such notices, if verbal, should be confirmed to the office in writing, if possible.

Line Extension Procedures Residential Service (Permanent) Overhead

Definition: House on land owned by applicant and utilized as principle residence full time. A mobile home on land owned by applicant and utilized as principle residence full time and having a permanent foundation, running water and sewer facilities.

The Co-op will provide single-phase service to a consumer at his principle residence according to the following schedule:

Up to three poles No Cost Next 3 poles: $300 per pole Next 4 poles: $600 per pole All poles thereafter: Remaining actual cost
All aid in construction shall be paid before construction begins. If a residence is initially declared permanent by the consumer and, after one year, it is determined by Cooperative personnel that the residence is not permanent, the consumer must pay the additional aid-in-construction required by policy for a non-permanent residence.

Residential Service (Other) Overhead

Definition: Not permanent residence.

The Cooperative will provide single-phase service to other types of individual customer loads such as vacation homes, campers, lodges, electric fences, barns, water pumps, fish pumps, etc., as follows:

No more than one pole: No Cost Next 3 poles: $600 per pole All poles thereafter: Remaining actual cost
NOTE 1: Evidence of construction of sewage facilities, water and foundation to be done before electric construction begins.

Right-of-Way Clearing

Additional aid-in-construction for all right-of-way clearing required for line extensions greater than three poles for a permanent residence, and greater than one pole for a non-permanent residence, shall be charged to the consumer as follows: Trimming only: $100 per span, $150 per span with cleanup Light clearing: $150 per span, $200 per span with cleanup Heavy clearing: $300 per span, $600 per span with cleanup
The consumer may provide right-of-way clearing at his or her cost. However, the right-of-way must be approved by Cooperative personnel prior to construction of facilities.

Residential Service (Subdivisions) Overhead

The Co-op will provide single-phase service to/and throughout the subdivisions under the following conditions:

1. The number of primary poles does not exceed 1/2 times the number of lots. If the subdivision requires additional facilities, those charges shall be calculated for each pole thereafter.

For example: Subdivision has 76 lots

76 Lots x 0.50 = 38 Poles (No Charge)

All poles thereafter Actual Remaining Cost.

2. Developer will provide a plat with easements in AutoCAD format (version 2005 or earlier). Right-of-way to be cleared in accordance with Cooperative’s specifications. If developer does not clear right-of-way, Co-op will estimate the actual cost of clearing the right-of-way and collect from developer in advance.

3. Work to begin when roads are at final grade and before permanent surface work is completed.

Residential Service (Mobile Home Parks) Overhead

Definition: A park shall contain more than three (3) trailer positions together and shall provide water and sewage facilities.
The Co-op will provide single-phase service up to/and throughout the mobile home park under the following conditions: 1. Streets and drainage must be installed and trailer sites must be marked and/or within six (6) inches of final grade before any electric construction to begin.
2. Co-op will construct up to eight (8) poles and primary lines up to and within the trailer park for a minimum of eight (8) mobile homes. When a minimum of eight (8) mobile homes are receiving service, the Co-op will be willing to extend service to an additional eight (8) poles.

3. Co-op will be willing to provide line extensions to any proposed facility with owner of park providing aid in construction before work has begun. When owner has filled trailer spaces to eight (8) trailers in each eight (8) pole sections, the aid-in-construction funds will be returned to the owner.

4. Right-of-way to be cleared in accordance with Cooperative’s specifications. If developer does not want to clear right-of-way, Co-op will estimate cost of clearing and collect from developer in advance.

New Underground Service

Underground service shall be provided upon consumer request after the appropriate aid-in-construction charges are paid by consumer as outlined below: All trenching by consumers shall be inspected by Cooperative personnel before backfilling. Modifications to the underground system after initial installation shall be at the expense of the one requesting or causing the modification. While all underground main utility-owned facilities (water mains, gas mains, etc.) will be located by appropriate parties, it shall remain the consumer’s responsibility to locate other underground utility services to the consumer’s premises and to inform Cooperative personnel of these locations. The consumer shall sign a hold harmless agreement for any damages to the consumer’s premises including water, telephone, gas, and cable service lines. In all circumstances, excess costs including, but not limited to, excess rock, boring, cutting paved streets, yard repair, etc., shall be borne by the consumer.

Underground Secondary, Single Phase

For underground single phase secondary service less than 400 Amps (150′ maximum), consumer shall pay a flat charge of $150, plus $4 per foot. If consumer provides trenching and conduit, the charge shall be $150 plus $3 per foot. $1 per foot will be added to the above costs for 600 Amp services. Charges for single phase underground services greater than 600 Amps will be calculated individually.

Underground Primary, Single Phase (not including subdivisions)

For underground primary service single phase (not including subdivisions with at least 10 lots), consumer shall pay a flat charge of $1,100 plus $4 per foot. If consumer provides trenching and conduit, the charge shall be $1,100 plus $3 per foot.

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