Residential and Seasonal (Campers)
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.
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:
|0 - 10.9%
||No Deposit Required
|11 - 20%
|20.1 - 25%
|25% - Up
||No Deposit Required
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.
Available in all areas served from the Cooperative's distribution.
Applicable to all single-family residences and multi-family residential units.
Single-phase service at 120 or 120/240 volts.
Customer charge: $27.00 per customer
$0.08788 / kWh for all kWh
Minimum monthly bill shall be $27.00.
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%
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.