Availability: Available to members who are under Schedule A, A-T or B and utilize a qualified heat pump (ground source/geothermal or air source) system as their primary source for heating and cooling.
Provisions: Member must purchase and install a separate meter which records the amount of kWh’s used by the heat pump and the electric resistance coils, which are used as back up heating. Member must also install a control switch, which will permit the Cooperative to interrupt service during peak load situations. A typical peak alert consists of on/off cycles of approximately 30 minutes. However, the cooperative reserves the right to control as needed to meet the peak alert demands. It should be noted that an inspection of the sub-meter base and the control switch must take place prior to being placed on this rate. Additionally, the heating and cooling contractor is required to be present when the inspection takes place.
Metering Equipment: Approximately $240 (price varies, contact SEC Engineering department for an updated price or pricing for your specific needs)
Service Availability Charge: $5.00 per month (Second meter only)
Energy Charge: All heating and cooling at 10.81 cents per kWh. (Does not include usage for the water heater.)
Note: This rate requires two (2) meters: main meter (rate 1) records base electric use and QHP sub meter (rate 11) which records heating and cooling electric use. Both meters are billed on one bill at separate rates. First meter service availability charge is $58.00 per month with the second meter priced at $5.00 per month. Total service availability charge on the bill will show $63.00 per month (reflects the combined facility charges of the two meters).
Other provisions may apply to the rate schedules listed above. For detailed information regarding rates, rebates, etc., please contact Shelby Electric Cooperative. The Cooperative does reserve the right to revise the schedules as deemed necessary and appropriate.