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Understanding your energy costs

How we calculate your monthly charges

Our electric rate consists of two charges on your monthly bill: Wholesale Power Cost and Cherokee County Electric residential service, which includes a monthly minimum fee. In addition, members who live inside the city limits that use electricity provided by Cherokee County EC may be charged a franchise fee by the city.  Below is sample bill of residential service. (Note: Commercial and Demand Meter accounts bill will be similar however it is calculate at different rates.)


Customer Charge


The monthly expense for each meter, including billing and payment processing.
Monthly Minimum charge residental = $15.00 per month
Monthly Minimum charge commercial = $30.00 per month




(Flat Fee)
CCECA Residential Service
The cost of delivering electricity to each member. 
CCECA Residential Service = $0.096286 per kWh



(0.96286 x 1,000 kWh)
Power Cost Recovery Factor (PCRF)
When the power cost is greater than the amount recovered through the Energy Charge established in 2007, a power cost recovery factor (PCRF) is added to each member's bill.  The PCRF is multiplied by the number of kWh's each member uses that month and allows CCECA to recover the total charge for the power cost.
*The PCRF may vary each month.  This value shown on the calculation is for example purposes only. PCRF >>



(0.025000 x 1,000 kWh)
CCECA Residential Service
Total of monthly customer charge, residential service and wholesale power costs for billing period.


(based on 1,000 kWh use)