Learn About Recent Tariff Changes
Recent changes include load control, line extension policy, and more.
As a member-regulated Cooperative, Choptank Electric’s Board of Directors has the authority to establish and change rates charged by the Cooperative. Here are a couple of recent changes for you to be aware of:
Load Control Rider – effective 4/1/21
This is a voluntary rider that may be paired with certain eligible rates which include a demand component. Because the Residential Rate does not include a demand component, this rider does not apply to residential members. Under this rider, members who reduce their load during specific peak periods are eligible for a curtailment credit.
Line Extension Policy – revision effective 7/1/21
This refers to the cost of extending new metered service. Residential line extension charges are mostly unchanged by this revision. For non-residential line extensions, Choptank Electric will provide a discount if the facility is expected to exceed certain revenue thresholds.
Lighting Tariff – revision effective 7/1/21
Choptank Electric has re-opened the LED options in the Lighting Tariff to all members. This is a convenient way to install and pay for lighting in hard-to-meter places. The Cooperative is gradually phasing out its non-LED bulbs and will not be repairing or replacing these older, less-efficient bulbs going forward.
An updated version of the full Choptank Electric tariff, which includes all rates, charges, and terms and conditions, is always available on the Rates page of the Cooperative website at https://choptankelectric.coop/rates under “Current Tariff.”
Please email the Rates department or call 1-877-892-0001 (ask for Rates Department) with questions.