MEA News

MEA News:

Understanding Bills for

  • Single Phase Service (most residential and small commercial customers)
  • Three Phase Service (most mid-size to large commercial customers)
  • Streetlights

On your MEA bill you will find previous balance and payment received below the account information boxes. The account information boxes will have the account number, member number, customer’s name, service location phone number and meter number.

ADJUSTMENTS

This box shows any adjustments to your account. These could be a charge or credit to your account such as records fee, deposit reimbursement, estimating adjustments and so on. These will be totaled, if any, and carried to the right side of the bill.

Download a copy of MEA's current rate memo.

 

 

 

 

CURRENT MONTH’S CHARGES

Residential/Single-Phase Charges

  • Facility Charge (1 ) : $5.65 per month
  • First 1300 kWh: $0.11007 per kilowatt-hour
  • Over 1300 kWh: $0.08943 per kilowatt-hour
  • WPCRA (2) : $0.05233 per kilowatt-hour
  • Regulatory Charge (3) : $0.000578 per kilowatt-hour
  • Seasonal Service $67.80 per year
  • Other (4) : City Sales Tax or Undergrounding Surcharge (Eagle River)

Commercial/Three-Phase Charges

  • Facility Charge (1) : $13.37 per month
  • Demand Charge: $5.68 per kilowatt
  • Energy Charge: $0.06994 per kilowatt-hour
  • WPCRA (2) : $0.05233 per kilowatt-hour
  • Regulatory Charge (3) : $0.000578 per kilowatt-hour
  • Other (4) : City Sales Tax or Undergrounding Surcharge (Eagle River)

 

These will be totaled and carried to the right side of the bill.

 


MESSAGES

Messages for MEA members can be found in this box. The messages can be specific to certain areas or general messages about rate changes, scholarship announcements, or community events.

 

ACCOUNT STATUS

This box gives a list of your account status. If the account is past due, it will say that. The right side of this box also tells how much of a late fee can be saved if the bill is paid by the due date. To the far right of this box is the total amount due on your account.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

This box gives a list of the number of days in each month’s billing cycle. It also lists the kiloWatt-hours used for that billing period, the daily average of kiloWatt-hours used for that billing period and the average temperature that month.

 


 

Streetlights

 

  • Streetlights installed before August 22, 1986: $19.56 per lamp/month

Other Streetlights:

 

  • 150 Watts $17.31 per lamp/month
  • 250 Watts $21.78 per lamp/month

 


1. Facilities Charge  : A flat monthly charge designed to cover the costs of customer accounting, issuing your monthly bill, maintaining and reading meters, and capital costs associated with metering equipment.
 
2. WPCRA   or Wholesale Power Cost Rate Adjustment: An adjustment to reflect fluctuations in the cost of purchased power. This may be charge or a credit. The WPCRA changes every quarter (3 months).

 

3. Regulatory Cost Charge or RCC  : charge incurred through legislation to fund the RCA (Regulatory Commission of Alaska, formerly the Alaska Public Utilities Commission). This charge is set by the RCA (Regulatory Commission of Alaska).

 

4. Other Charges  : The cities of Palmer, Wasilla and Houston each have sales taxes (Palmer 3%, Wasilla 3%, Houston 2%). Locations within these cities will have a sales tax amount added to the bill. The portion of MEA’s service territory within the Municipality of Anchorage has an undergrounding surcharge of 2% added to bills pursuant to AS 42.05.381(i) and AMC 21.90.070.


MATANUSKA ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION, INC.

PO Box 2929, Palmer, Alaska 99645

t 907.745.3231 .. f 907.761.9368 z www.MEA.coop