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Utility Bill Breakdown

A. ACCOUNT NUMBER 
Each service billed to you contains your member number plus 3-digits separated by a hyphen. This is called your Member Separator or your account number.

B. METER NUMBER
This is the individualized number of the meter that is attached to your service address.

C. RATE CODE
The rate code indicates what category of service CVEC classifies you in. Residential, Small Commercial, Large Commercial or Industrial. Each rate code is subject to a different rate per KWH.

D. MULTIPLIER
The Multiplier applies to any account using excess of 200 amps. We use a multiplier to figure the actual amount of KWH used. A normal residential account would use a multiplier of 1.

E. KWH USAGE
KWH stands for Kilowatt Hour. This number represents the amount of KWH consumed between meter reading dates.

F. LOCATION
A specific number is assigned to each physical location for internal mapping purposes.

G. SERVICE ADDRESS
The addressed location of your electric service.

H. ENERGY CHARGES
This charge is calculated by taking your KWH usage times your electric rate.

I. FACILITY CHARGES
This line explains the recurring monthly charge for service. The fee is set to recover a large portion of the fixed costs such as the poles, wires, and other equipment and services required to provide safe and reliable electricity to your meter regardless of the usage.

J. COUNTY TAX
Local option tax. Controlled by your local governing body.

K. CURRENT ELECTRIC CHARGES
Total amount of your bill after adding together all your individual charges. (Energy Charges, Facility Charges, County Tax)

L. DUE DATE
The date the current bill is due. However, there may be less time to resolve previous unresolved balances that could cause an interruption of service. For questions, call our office right away.

M. USAGE CHART
This chart is provided to help you manage your usage by giving you the past 13 months of usage at the location graphically.

N. MESSAGE CENTER
You will always find important messages about your cooperative in this area of the bill.

O. RETURNED MAIL ADDRESS
This address is for the US Postal Service to return unclaimed or rejected mail. Please do not use this address to mail your personal payment as it could result in posting delays.

P. AMOUNT DUE STUB
The amount due for this billing period to include current and past due balances.

Q. AFTER DUE DATE
If payment is not received by the due date listed, a penalty will be added to your amount due and is indicated here.

R. MAIL ADDRESS
The remittance stub should always accompany your payment. The payment stub contains important information to post your payment correctly and if not received can result in payment posting delays and errors. Mailing your payment to any other address than our PO Box may also result in delays and errors. 

 

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