Rates & Fees

Service Charges

Connect Fees
  • Connect New Meter Base: $50
  • Reconnect Existing Meter Base: $25
  • Reconnect for Non-Pay Disconnect: $50 per hour (2 hours)
  • Disconnect for Non-Pay: $50
  • Member Problem Outage Call: $50
  • Inter-Office Transfer: $15
  • NSF Check Charge: $25

Rates

  • kilowatt (kW)
  • kilowatt-hour (kWh)
  • kilovolt (kV)
  • kilovolt-ampere (kVA)
  • megawatt (MW)
Schedule A: Farm & Home Service

Effective October 12, 2018

Availability

Available to Members of the Cooperative for all farm and home service subject to the established rules and regulations of the Cooperative.

Type of Service

Alternating Current, 60 Hertz, single or three-phase at available secondary voltage. Protection of three-phase motors on all phases against single-phasing shall be the responsibility of the Member. The Member shall also be responsible for providing adequate overcurrent protection on each phase of all motors.

Monthly Rate

  • Charge:
    • Regular Service: $12 per bill
    • Seasonal Service: $15 per bill
  • Energy Charge: 5.765 cents per kWh for all kWh used

Conditions of Service

Prior approval by the Cooperative is required in each instance as to the Member's location with respect to distribution facilities and resulting voltage regulation.

Power Cost Adjustment

The above charges shall be increased as determined under Power Cost Adjustment Clause PCA-JD.

Terms of Payment

The above rates are net and due within 20 days from mailing date. After that date, the gross rate will be 5% higher than the net amount. If not paid within 30 days, service will be disconnected and a $100 reconnect charge will be applicable before service can be reconnected.

Schedule B: Commercial & Industrial Services

Effective October 12, 2018

Availability

Available to commercial, industrial, and three-phase farm Members having billing demand of less than 50 kW for all uses including lighting, heating, and power, subject to the established rules and regulations covering this type of service.

Type of Service

Alternating current, 60 Hertz, single or three-phase at available secondary voltage. Motors having a rated capacity in excess of 10 horsepower must be three-phase. Protection of three-phase motors against single-phasing shall be the responsibility of the Member. The Member shall also be responsible for providing adequate overcurrent protection on each phase of all motors.

Monthly Rate

  • Service Charge: $15 per bill
  • Energy Charge: 6.617 cents per kWh for all kWh used

Minimum Charge

The minimum monthly charge under the above rate shall be $15 where 7-1/2 kVA or less of transformer capacity is required. For Members requiring more than 7-1/2 kVA of transformer capacity, the minimum charge shall be increased by .75 cents for each additional kVA or fraction thereof required.

Where it is necessary to extend or reinforce existing distribution facilities to provide service, the minimum monthly charge may be increased to assure adequate compensation for the added facilities.

Temporary Service

Temporary service shall be supplied in accordance with the foregoing rate except that the Member shall pay in addition to the foregoing charges the total cost of connecting and disconnecting the services less the value of materials returned to stock. A deposit, in advance, may be required of the full amount of the estimated bill for service, including the cost of connection and disconnection.

Power Cost Adjustment

The above charges shall be increased as determined under Power Cost Adjustment Clause PCA-JD

Terms of Payment

The above rates are net; the gross rates being 5% higher on the first $50 and 2% on the remainder of the bill. In the event the current monthly bill is not paid with 20 days from the mailing date, the gross rates shall apply.

Your attention is called to the fact that all bills are due and payable within 20 days, and if not paid within 30 days, service will be disconnected and a $100 service charge will be applicable before service can be reconnected.

Schedule LP: Large Power Service

Effective October 12, 2018

Availability

Available to Members having measured monthly demand of not less than 50 kW or more than 1500 kW, subject to the established rules and regulations of the Cooperative.

Type of Service

Alternating current, 60 Hertz, single or three-phase at available secondary voltage. Protection of three-phase motors against single-phasing shall be the responsibility of the Member. The Member shall also be responsible for providing adequate overcurrent protection on each phase of all motors.

Monthly Rate

  • Demand Charge: $8.50 per month per kVA of billing demand
  • Energy Charge: 2.860 cents per kWh for all kWh used

Determination of Billing Demand

For the billing demand shall be determined as follows:

  1. For the billing months June, July, August, and September, the billing demand shall be the maximum kilowatt or kVA demand established by the Member for any period of 15 consecutive minutes during the month for which the bill is rendered, as indicated or recorded by a demand meter and adjusted for power factor as provided below.
  2. For the billing months of October through May, the billing demand shall be the highest one of the following charges as determined for the consumer in question:
    1. The maximum kilowatt or kVA demand established by the Member for any period of fifteen consecutive minutes during the month for which the bill is rendered, as indicated or recorded by a demand meter and adjusted for power factor as provided below.
    2. 80% of the average of the most recent June, July, August, and September billed demands.

Power Factor Adjustment

The Member agrees to maintain unity power factor as nearly as practicable. kW (but not kVA) billing demand will be adjusted to correct for average power factors lower than 95% by multiplying the measured demand by 95% and dividing by the percent power factor. This calculation applies to the maximum value so calculated for the current month plus the previous eleven months.

Minimum Monthly Charge

The minimum monthly charge shall be the highest one of the following charges as determined for the consumer in question:

  1. The minimum monthly charge specified in the contract for service.
  2. The demand charge.

Service Provisions

  1. Delivery Point. If service is furnished at secondary voltage, the delivery point shall be the metering point unless otherwise specified in the contract for service. All wiring, pole lines, and other electric equipment on the load side of the delivery point shall be owned and maintained by the customer.
    If service is furnished at Seller’s primary line voltage, the delivery point shall be the point of attachment of Seller’s primary line to Consumer’s transformer structure unless otherwise specified in the contract for service. All wiring, pole lines, and other electric equipment (except metering equipment) on the load side of the delivery point shall be owned and maintained by the Consumer.
  2. Lighting. Both power and lighting shall be billed at the foregoing rate. If a separate meter is required for the lighting circuit, the registration of each watt-hour meter shall be treated as an individual service and billed under the appropriate rate schedule.

Power Cost Adjustment

The above charges shall be increased as determined under Power Cost Adjustment Clause PCA-JD.

Terms of Payment

The above rates are net, the gross rates being 5% higher on the first $50 and 2% on the remainder of the bill. In the event the current monthly bill is not paid within 20 days from the date of bill, the gross rates shall apply.

Schedule IR: Irrigation Service

Effective October 12, 2018

Availability

Available to Members of the Cooperative for irrigation pump service.

Type of Service

Alternating current, 60 Hertz, single or three-phase at available secondary voltage. Protection of three phase motors on all phases against single-phasing shall be the responsibility of the Member. The Member shall also be responsible for providing adequate overcurrent protection on each phase of all motors.

Monthly Rate

  • Service Charge: $25 per bill
  • Energy Charge: 9.440 cents per kWh for all kWh used

Power Cost Adjustment

The above charges shall be increased as determined under Power Cost Adjustment Clause PCA-JD.

Terms of Payment

The above rates are net and due within 20 days from the mailing date. After that date, the gross rate due will be 5% higher than the net amount. If not paid within 30 days, service will be disconnected and a $100 reconnect charge will be applicable before service can be reconnected.

Schedule IR-TOD: Time-of-Day Irrigation Service

Effective October 12, 2018

Availability

Available to Members of the Cooperative for irrigation pump service as an alternative to the regular irrigation rate set forth in Schedule IR.

Type of Service

Alternating current, 60 Hertz, single or three-phase at available secondary voltage. Protection of three phase motors on all phases against single-phasing shall be the responsibility of the Member. The Member shall also be responsible for providing adequate overcurrent protection on each phase of all motors.

Monthly Rate

  • Service Charge: $25 per bill
  • Demand Charge: $13.60 per kVA of Billing Demand
  • Energy Charge: 6.400 cents per kWh for all kWh used

Determination of Billing Demand

  1. For the months of June, July, August, and September, the billing demand shall be the maximum kVA demand established by the consumer for a period of 15 consecutive minutes between the hours of 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. during the month for which the bill is rendered, as indicated or recorded by a demand meter. The billing demand period is subject to change with regulatory approval.
  2. For all other months, the billing demand shall be zero.

Power Cost Adjustment

The above charges shall be increased as determined under Power Cost Adjustment Clause PCA-JD.

Terms of Payment

The above rates are net and due within 20 days of the mailing date. After that date, the gross rate due will be 5% higher than the net amount. If not paid within 30 days, service will be disconnected and a $100 reconnect charge will be applicable before service can be reconnected.

Schedule RD: Farm & Rice Dryers

Effective October 12, 2018

Availability

Available to Members of the Cooperative for service farm rice dryers.

Type of Service

Alternating current, 60 Hertz, single or three-phase at available secondary voltage. Protection of three-phase motors on all phases against single-phasing shall be the responsibility of the Member. The Member shall also be responsible for providing adequate overcurrent protection on each phase of all motors.

Monthly Rate

  • Service Charge: $25 per bill
  • Energy Charge: 9.440 cents per kWh

Power Cost Adjustment

The above charges shall be increased as determined under Power Cost Adjustment Clause PCA-JD.

Terms of Payment

The above rates are net and due within 20 days from the mailing date. After that date, the gross rate due will be 5% higher than the net amount. If not paid within 30 days, service will be disconnected and a $100 reconnect charge will be applicable before service can be reconnected.

Schedule SL: Security & Flood Lighting Service

Effective June 1, 2000

Availability

Available to power users in areas designated by Cooperative where facilities of adequate capacity and suitable voltage are available.

Type of Service

Unmetered flood lighting service from dusk to dawn every night, approximately 4000 hours per year, served from Cooperative’s existing wood pole distribution system under conditions specified in the Section below.

Monthly Rate

Lighting Service

  • 100 Watt - 9,500 Lumen High Pressure Sodium: $6.85 per month

Flood Lighting Service

  • 400 Watt - 50,000 Lumen High Pressure Sodium: $17.23 per month
  • 1,000 Watt - 140,000 Lumen High Pressure Sodium: $27.40 per month

Power Cost Adjustment

The above charges shall be increased as determined under Power Cost Adjustment Clause PCA-JD.

Conditions of Service

For the rate set forth in the Rate Section above, the Cooperative will install, own, and maintain the required facilities at its own cost and expense, mounted on an existing wood pole or other approved support. When additional facilities, not provided for in the above charges, are installed by the Cooperative, Customer will pay in advance of installation the cost of such additional facilities which may be required to supply service from the nearest or most suitable existing pole of Cooperative to point designated by the Customer for the installation of said lamp. Pole location will be satisfactory to the Cooperative. Cooperative will replace burned-out lamps and otherwise maintain the equipment during regular daytime working hours as soon as practicable following notification by Customer. Cooperative will require a 1-year agreement prior to installation of facilities.

Terms of Payment

The above rates are net and due within 20 days from the mailing date. After that date, the gross rate due will be 5% higher than the net amount. If not paid within 30 days, service will be disconnected and a $100 reconnect charge will be applicable before service can be reconnected.

Seasonal Time-of-Day Service

Effective October 12, 2018

Availability

Service under this rider is available on an optional basis to consumers who receive service under Rate Schedule LP.

Monthly Rate

  • Demand Charge: $22.10 per kW or kVA of Billing Demand
  • Energy Charge: 3.380 cents per kWh for all kWh used

Determination of Billing Demand

  1. For the months of June, July, August, and September, the billing demand shall be the maximum kilowatt or kVA demand established by the consumer for a period of 15 consecutive minutes between the hours of 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. during the month for which the bill is rendered, as indicated or recorded by a demand meter and adjusted for power factor as described in Section V of Rate Schedule LP. The billing demand period is subject to change with regulatory approval.
  2. For all other months, the billing demand shall be zero.

In-Service Date

  1. Existing large power consumers may only transfer to this rider on June 1 of any year.
  2. New large power consumers may begin receiving service under this Rider at any time.

Other Provisions

All other provisions shall be as specified in Rate Schedule LP or other applicable Rider.

Schedule SSL: Subdivision Street Lighting Service

Effective October 12, 2018

Availability

Available to Members who receive service in a subdivision that contains at least two consumers, or potential consumers, per street light, subject to the established rules and regulations of the Cooperative.

Type of Service

Unmetered street lighting service from dusk to dawn every night, approximately 4000 hours per year, served from Cooperative's wood or metal standards under conditions specified in the section below.

Monthly Rate

100 watt High Pressure Sodium Street Light: $4.50 per month

Power Cost Adjustment

The above charges shall be increased as determined under Power Cost Adjustment Clause PCA-JD.

Conditions of Service

In subdivisions served by the Cooperative where the Cooperative has installed street lights, each property owner will be responsible, on a per lot basis, for the monthly rate plus power cost adjustment based upon 40 kilowatt-hours per month. The Cooperative will install, own, and maintain the required facilities at its own cost and expense, mounted on an existing wood pole or other approved standard. Cooperative will replace burned out lamps and otherwise maintain the equipment during regular daytime working hours as soon as practicable following notification by customer.

Terms of Payment

The above rates are net and due within 20 days from the mailing date. After that date, the gross will be 5% higher than the net amount. If not paid within 30 days, service will be disconnected and a $100 reconnect charge will be applicable before service can be reconnected.

Schedule HHF: High Load Factor Incentive Service

Effective August 26, 2002

Availability

Service under this Rate Schedule is available throughout the Cooperative’s service area in accordance with the Cooperative’s established Rules and Regulations for Electric Service. Service hereunder is limited to Consumers who require an annual peak demand of at least 1,000 kW, and an annual load factor of at least 60%. In order to receive service under this rate, Consumers will be required to sign an electric service contract with a minimum initial term of 3 years and requiring a minimum of 30 days advance notice to cancel thereafter.

Type of Service

Service shall be three-phase, 60 Hertz, at available standard voltages. Protection of three-phase motors against single-phasing shall be the responsibility of the Consumer. Adequate overcurrent protection of all motors shall be the responsibility of the Consumer.

Monthly Rate

  • Standard Demand Charge: $6.85 per kW of Billing Demand
  • Energy Charge: $0.014 per kWh for all kilowatt-hours used

Determination of Monthly Billing Demand

  1. In each of the months May, June, July, August, and Septetmber, the Billing Demand shall be the higher of the following:
    1. 1,000 kW
    2. The Consumer’s contribution to the Maximum Point of Delivery Demand for the Billing Month.
  2. In all other months, the Billing Demand shall be 100% of the Consumer’s highest Billing Demand during the previous May-September period.
  3. When load is added and no billing history exists, the Billing Demand shall be the highest monthly demand experienced to date until each of the months of May, June, July, August, and September have elapsed.

Demand Discount

The Standard Demand Charge will be reduced based upon the Consumer’s load factor over the previous 12 billing months, as follows:

  • Load Factor Standard: Less than 60% — Demand Charge: $6.85 per kW
  • Load Factor Standard: At least 60% but less than 70% — Demand Charge: $6.15 per kW
  • Load Factor Standard: At least 70% but less than 80% — Demand Charge: $5.80 per kW
  • Load Factor Standard: 80% and above — Demand Charge: $5.50 per kW

Power Cost Adjustment

The above charges shall be increased as determined under Power Cost Adjustment Clause PCA-JD.

Facilities Charge

The Cooperative may require a Facilities Charge based upon a load’s operating characteristics and/or the amount of investment required to provide service. Such Facilities Charge shall be in addition to all other charges specified in this rate schedule. The Facilities Charge shall be agreed upon between the Cooperative and the Consumer based upon the cost of facilities and the anticipated annual charges required. Such agreement shall be in writing and made part of the electric service agreement.

Power Factor Adjustment

The Consumer agrees to maintain unity power factor as nearly as practicable. Demand charges shall be adjusted to correct for average power factor lower than 95% by increasing the measured demand 1% for each percent by which the average power factor is less than 95% lagging.

Minimum Monthly Charge

The minimum monthly charge, exclusive of any facilities charge that may apply, shall be the higher of the following:

  1. As specified in the contract for service.
  2. The actual demand charge as set forth hereinabove.

Use of Service

Electric service furnished under this rate shall not be used by the Consumer as standby, auxiliary, or supplemental service to engines or other prime movers, or to any other source of power. Consumer shall not resell any power purchased under this rate.

Applicability

Service under this rate is applicable based upon the provision of and benefits resulting from the wholesale HLF Rate of Louisiana Generating, LLC. In the event that Louisiana Generating HLF rate ceases to be available for whatever reason, the Cooperative reserves the right to discontinue this rate schedule and serve the Consumer under a different rate schedule to be determined based upon the Consumer’s service characteristics.

Terms of Payment

The above rates are net, the gross rate being 5% higher on the bill. In the event the current monthly bill is not paid within 20 days from the date of the bill, the gross rate shall apply.

Distributed Generation Rider

Availability

Available to residential or commercial members of the Cooperative who receive service from the Cooperative under otherwise standard applicable service tariffs, and who have an installed Eligible Distributed Generation Facility on the member's premises.

Also available to Community Distributed Generation Facilities subject to the provisions of Section VI of this schedule.

Applicability

Applicable to Distributed Generation service for residential and commercial-owned Distributed Generation Facilities that operate in parallel with the Cooperative's system and comply with all of the following requirements:

  1. Is owned and operated by the member and is located on the member's premises.
  2. Has a generating capacity of not more than 25 kilowatts for residential or 300 kilowatts for commercial or agricultural use.
  3. Can safely operate in parallel with the Cooperative's existing system without adversely affecting the operation of equipment and service of the Cooperative and its members and without presenting safety hazards to the Cooperative and member personnel.
  4. Is primarily intended to offset part or all of the member's requirements for electricity at that location.
  5. Any other requirements of LPSC General Order 9/19/2019 and Louisiana Distribution Generation Rules.

Interconnection Requirements

A Distributed Generation Member, or a Community Distributed Generation Organization, shall execute a Standard Interconnection Agreement for Distributed Generation Facilities prior to interconnection with the Cooperative's distribution facilities.

All Distributed Generation Members and Community Distributed Generation Organizations shall reimburse the Cooperative for all Interconnection Costs.

Type of Service

Single-phase or three-phase, alternating current, at Cooperative's standard voltage of service.

Monthly Billing

  1. Distributed Generation Members shall be billed the charges applicable under the currently effective standard rate schedule and any appropriate rider schedules for all energy delivered by the Cooperative to the Member.
  2. Distributed Generation Members shall be credited for all self-generated energy that is exported to the Cooperative. The value of the credit shall be the product of the exported kWh and the Cooperative's applicable Avoided Cost Rate, except as noted in IV.3, below.
  3. Grandfathering Provision: Distributed Generation Members who submitted a completed Standard Interconnection Agreement and completed installation of a Distributed Generation Facility prior to January 1, 2020, shall be credited at the full retail rate for all energy self-generated and exported to the Cooperative.
    If the Distributed Generation Facility is transferred to another owner other than the owner on the Effective Date, this Grandfathering Provision shall apply to the new owner.
    This Grandfathering Provision shall remain in effect until December 31, 2034, after which time all self-generated energy exported from the Distributed Generation Facility to the Cooperative shall be credited at the Avoided Cost Rate as described in IV.2, above.
  4. At the end of the Billing Period, if the value of the credit for exported kWh exceeds the cost of the electricity delivered by the Cooperative to the Distributed Generation Member under the applicable rate schedule, the Distributed Generation Member's monthly bill shall be credited, on the next Billing Period, for the difference between the value of the credit for exported kWh and the cost of electricity delivered by the Cooperative.
  5. In the final month in which the Distributed Generation Member takes service from the Cooperative, the Cooperative shall issue a check within 60 days to the Distributed Generation Member for the balance of any credit due in excess of the amounts owed by the Distributed Generation Member to theCooperative.

Avoided Cost Rate

  1. The Avoided Cost Rate shall be the 12-month average of the Locational Marginal Price (LMP) per kilowatt-hour for the prior calendar year, as calculated for the Cooperative's load zone.
  2. The Avoided Cost Rate shall be updated annually and posted on the Cooperative's website.

Community Distributed Generation

  1. Community Distributed Generation Facilities that have a generating capacity of not more than 300 kilowatts are eligible for service under this schedule.
  2. On a monthly basis, the Cooperative shall determine the total electrical energy generated by the Community Distributed Generation Facility and fed back to the Cooperative expressed in kWh.
  3. The value of the electrical energy fed to the Cooperative from the Community Distributed Generation Facility shall be determined as the product of the Community Distributed Generation Facility's generation expressed in kWh and the Cooperative's Avoided Cost Rate. This value will be allocated to the members of the Community Distributed Generation Organization in accordance with Section Vl.4, below, and the respective allocated value will be credited on the next monthly bill of each member of the Community Distributed Generation Organization.
  4. The Community Distributed Generation Organization shall determine the method of allocating the bill credits to its members, subject to approval by the Louisiana Public Service Commission. The approved allocation method shall be reported to the Cooperative for its use in calculating the member's bills.

Sizing of Distributed Generation Facilities

Distributed Generation Facilities that begin operation, or are modified and continue operations, after the Effective Date, shall be designed to produce no more than 100% of the Distributed Generation member's expected aggregate electric consumption, calculated as the average of the two previous 12-month periods of actual electric usage at the time of the installation of the Distributed Generation Facility. If two previous 12-month periods of actual electric usage are not available, electric consumption will be estimated based on the usage of other similarly-situated members.

**Jeff Davis Electric Co-op current avoided cost for the year of 2020 will be $0.02524 per kWh**

Fuel Cost Adjustment Clause

Effective October 13, 1989

Application

This adjustment clause is applicable to electric service furnished under all rate schedules of the Cooperative.

Fuel Cost Adjustment

There shall be added to each monthly bill for service an adjustment per kWh based upon the cost of fuel of its power supplier during the most recent calendar month for which actual costs are known. This adjustment per kWh, rounded to the nearest $0.00001, will be determined as follows:

Fuel Cost Adjustment (FCA) = (F times L) + S

Where: F = Fuel cost per kWh purchased for its power supplier for the month.

L = The average system loss factor determined by dividing the system kWh purchases for the last 12 months by the system kWh sales for the same period.

S = An adjustment per kWh to correct for the variance in fuel cost and fuel recovery in previous periods. This value is determined by dividing the cumulative over-recovery or under-recovery of fuel costs by the system kWh sales for the last 12 months.

Power Cost Adjustment Clause

Effective June 1, 2000

Application

This adjustment clause is applicable to electric service furnished under all rate schedules of the Cooperative.

Power Cost Adjustment

There shall be added to each monthly bill for service an adjustment per kWh based upon the cost of power of its power supplier. This adjustment per kWh, rounded to the nearest $0.00001, will be determined as follows:

Power Cost Adjustment (PCA-JD) = FCA-JD + NFPA-JD + T

Where: FCA-JD = Fuel Cost Adjustment per kWh determined monthly under Fuel Cost Adjustment Clause FCA-JD.

NFPA-JD = Non-Fuel Power Cost Adjustment per kWh determined annually as follows:

NFPA-JD = NFPe/KWhs - PCb

Where: NFPe is the Expected Non-Fuel Power Cost (net of EEDS), calculated in December of each year, for the subsequent calendar year.

KWhs is the total kWh sales of all schedules subject to PCAJD during the previous 12 month period.

PCb is the Power Cost amount of $0.026861 included in the base rates.

T is an adjustment per kWh to correct for the variance in non-fuel power cost and recovery in previous periods. This value is determined by dividing the cumulative overrecovery or under-recovery of non-fuel power costs by the system kWh sales, net of EEDS sales, for the 12 month period ending with the current month.