Per the mission statement, EEA's rates are cost-based to provide efficient and reliable utility service, at reasonable rates.
Residential rates are designed so customers pay for energy used, plus a facilities charge.
Please contact the EEA office if you have questions about the current rate schedules.
NOTICE OF FEE UPDATES
Empire Electric updated its meter tampering fee and institute a meter reading fee.
These changes were effective on June 1, 2017.
- The meter tampering fee is charged when Empire discovers that someone has tampered with a meter in order to steal power. The prior meter tampering fee was $50.00 and Empire increased this fee to $250.00 to more accurately recover the costs to deal with tampering events.
- The meter reading fee is a new fee that will apply only to those who opt-out of having their meter read remotely. This fee is $54.80 per quarter and is meant to recover costs associated with manually reading a meter. Those who have their meter read remotely will not be charged a meter reading fee.
Demand readings were added to bill statements in 2019. A video on demand, explains the difference between kilowatts and kilowatt hours to help members understand how demand affects the power grid that serves Empire's members.