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It's hot! In response to the high fire danger EEA has adjusted equipment settings to reduce the chance of causing a wildland fire. This means you may experience more power outages and they may last longer. Remember, if you do have a power outage, please call EEA at (970) 565-4444 or (800) 709-3726 and report it.
Our primary mission is to safely, responsibly and reliably meet the electrical energy needs of our member-owners.
- Safely means that we put the safety of our employees and the public above any other concern.
- Responsibly means that we provide affordable, equitable and environmentally responsible services for the benefit of our collective membership.
- Reliably means that we work proactively to keep electric service available to our members and diligently to restore service when outages occur.
NOTICE OF A CHANGE IN THE TARIFFS OF EMPIRE ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION, INC.
At its June 11, 2021 meeting, Empire Electric Association’s Board of Directors voted to change EEA’s Residential, General Service, Irrigation, Large Power, and Transmission Service rate tariffs. These changes are designed to recover costs more fairly, to give members more opportunities to save on their power bills, to better align costs with revenue streams, and to be revenue neutral. Additionally, these changes reflect a rate decrease from Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, EEA’s wholesale power provider. Tri-State recently reduced the rates it charges EEA and EEA will pass that rate decrease directly to our members.
Residential, General Service Single-Phase, and Irrigation members will now have the option of an all energy rate or a new time of use and demand rate (TOUD). General Service Three-Phrase will have the option of a new TOUD rate or the Large Power rate. A summary of the rate changes is shown on the right.
For the new TOUD rates, the On-peak period is from 12:00 PM (noon) through 10:00 PM daily, Monday through Saturday, with the exception of the following six (6) holidays if occurring on Monday through Saturday: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. The Off-peak period is any time that is not On-peak. Distribution Demand is defined as the maximum average kilowatt load used by the customer for any period of fifteen (15) consecutive minutes during the period for which the bill is rendered.
These changes are scheduled to go into effect on September 1, 2021. Anyone who desires to complain about the proposed changes shall file a written complaint with EEA at least 10 days before the proposed effective date. Such complaint may be mailed to P.O. Box K, Cortez, CO, 81321, or hand-delivered to EEA’s main office at 801 North Broadway in Cortez.
The Cooperative may hold a hearing to determine what changes will be authorized. The changes ultimately authorized may or may not be the same as those proposed and may include changes different than those tariffs proposed or currently in effect. Anyone who desires to receive notice of hearing, if any, shall make a written request therefore to EEA, at the above address, at least 10 days before the proposed effective date.
For any questions about this notice and/or the proposed changes, please contact EEA at (970) 565-4444 or toll free at 1-800-709-3726. Copies of all tariffs are available on EEA’s website at eea.coop/rates. Copies of tariffs are also on file at EEA’s main office. These are available for inspection during regular business hours.
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September 2021 Rate Change Summary Tables
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