Understanding My Bill

Charge Type
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.
Cost of Power Adjustment (COPA)
An adjustment to reflect fluctuations in the cost of fuel and purchased power. This may be a charge or a credit. The COPA changes every quarter (3 months) and is approved by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA).
Regulatory Cost Charge (RCC)
Charge required by legislation, which funds the Regulatory Commission of Alaska or RCA (formerly known as the Alaska Public Utilities Commission). The RCA is the state agency that regulates MEA. The RCA updates the RCC annually. They can be contacted at RCA, 701 W. 8th Avenue Suite 300, Anchorage AK 99501 or by phone 907-276-622 or toll free at 800-390-2782.
Other Charges
The cities of Palmer, Wasilla, Houston and Talkeetna each have sales tax. Locations within these cities 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.
Electric Reliability Organization (ERO)
Effective April 1, 2023
This charge supports the state mandated Railbelt Reliability Council (RRC) which was approved as the Electric Reliability Organization by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska in September of2022. The primary mission of the RRC is to ensure grid reliability by developing and enforcing technically sound reliability standards, reduce long-term costs through grid-wide resource planning, and develop consistent interconnection protocols for grid users. The cost of the RRC is split amongst the Railbelt utilities as mandated by state legislation. MEA members will see this charge separately on their bill to provide full transparency of ERO costs going forward and the ERO charge is based upon your monthly kWh usage. For more information and questions about the RRC, please visit: www.akrrc.org
Paperless Billing (Terms and Conditions)
By exercising the option to choose paperless billing for your account, you acknowledge and agree to the following statements:
1. You will no longer receive paper bills or accompanying     inserts, but will have access to them electronically;
2. You may choose to turn off paperless billing at any     time;
3. Your bill will be considered "delivered" when the electronic "Bill Available Notification" has been sent to     the email address you have entered for that purpose when signing up through MEA's SmartHub website;
4. It is your responsibility to use MEA's SmartHub website     to maintain a valid email address for MEA to use to send out the "Bill Available Notification" and to ensure that your receipt of "Bill Available Notification" emails is not interrupted by spam filters or any other condition(s) related to your Internet access or mail service;
5. Should the "Bill Available Notification" sent to your email address "bounce" or fail to be delivered for any reason     and if you do not provide a valid email address prior to your next billing cycle, MEA reserves the right to modify your selections so that the delivery of your bill will revert to a paper bill until a valid email address is provided;
6. In the event you do not receive a "Bill Available     Notification", your bill is still available for viewing using either the SmartHub website or SmartHub mobile app, and it is your responsibility to pay the account balance before the due date to avoid incurring late charges and/or having your account fall into a delinquent status; and
7. You may choose to receive a "Bill Available     Notification" text message in addition to the required email     notification.

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