Rates & Fees

Electric Service Rates

Primary Residential Customer

Basic Facilities $20.00
/month
NC Renewable Energy Recovery Fee $0.60
/month
NC Energy Efficiency Rider $1.64
/month
Electric Charge 11.5 cents
/KWH

The “Purchase Power Fuel Charge” is a charge that covers the cost of the fuel that Duke Energy, our electricity provider, uses to generate electricity. The fuel generation could be any source, such as natural gas, coal, nuclear, diesel, solar, wind, hydro, etc. This charge fluctuates from month to month depending on the price and the mix of fuel.

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The “Tax” is a utility tax on all items of the bill.
* NC tax rate is 7%
(All NC accounts are taxable except State or Federal accounts OR accounts that have been approved for State special manufacturing tax, which are exempt).
* TN tax rate varies:
* Residential, Churches, Schools, Organizations = 0%
* Small Commercial = 9.75% (7% state rate + 2.75% Unicoi rate)
* Large Power = 1.5%

Secondary Residential Customer

Basic Facilities $15.00 /month
NC Renewable Energy Recovery Fee $0.60 /month
NC Energy Efficiency Rider $1.64 /month
Electric Charge 11.5 cents /KWH

The “Purchase Power Fuel Charge” is a charge that covers the cost of the fuel that Duke Energy, our electricity provider, uses to generate electricity. The fuel generation could be any source, such as natural gas, coal, nuclear, diesel, solar, wind, hydro, etc. This charge fluctuates from month to month depending on the price and the mix of fuel.

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The “Tax” is a utility tax on all items of the bill.
* NC tax rate is 7%
(All NC accounts are taxable except State or Federal accounts OR accounts that have been approved for State special manufacturing tax, which are exempt).
* TN tax rate varies:
* Residential, Churches, Schools, Organizations = 0%
* Small Commercial = 9.75% (7% state rate + 2.75% Unicoi rate)
* Large Power = 1.5%

Residential FlexPay Customer

Basic Facilities $0.667
/day
NC Renewable Energy Recovery Fee $0.111
/day
NC Energy Efficiency Rider $0.055
/day
Electric Charge 11.5 cents
/KWH
Payment Transaction Fee $1.00
/payment

The “Purchase Power Fuel Charge” is a charge that covers the cost of the fuel that Duke Energy, our electricity provider, uses to generate electricity. The fuel generation could be any source, such as natural gas, coal, nuclear, diesel, solar, wind, hydro, etc. This charge fluctuates from month to month depending on the price and the mix of fuel.

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The “Tax” is a utility tax on all items of the bill.
* NC tax rate is 7%
(All NC accounts are taxable except State or Federal accounts OR accounts that have been approved for State special manufacturing tax, which are exempt).
* TN tax rate varies:
* Residential, Churches, Schools, Organizations = 0%
* Small Commercial = 9.75% (7% state rate + 2.75% Unicoi rate)
* Large Power = 1.5%

Daily FlexPay charges are equivalent to monthly Primary Residential charges

Explanation of Charges
View The Complete Rate Schedule Book

Business Rates

Small Commercial Customer

Basic Facilities Charge (Single Phase Service) $30 /month
Basic Facilities Charge (Three Phase Service) $50 /month
NC Renewable Energy Recovery Fee $3.32 /month
NC Energy Efficiency Rider $0.95 /month
Electric Charge (First 3,000 KWH) 10.7 cents /KWH
Electric Charge (Over 3,000 KWH) 8.5 cents /KWH

The “Purchase Power Fuel Charge” is a charge that covers the cost of the fuel that Duke Energy, our electricity provider, uses to generate electricity. The fuel generation could be any source, such as natural gas, coal, nuclear, diesel, solar, wind, hydro, etc. This charge fluctuates from month to month depending on the price and the mix of fuel.

Read More

The “Tax” is a utility tax on all items of the bill.
* NC tax rate is 7%
(All NC accounts are taxable except State or Federal accounts OR accounts that have been approved for State special manufacturing tax, which are exempt).
* TN tax rate varies:
* Residential, Churches, Schools, Organizations = 0%
* Small Commercial = 9.75% (7% state rate + 2.75% Unicoi rate)
* Large Power = 1.5%

Large Power Customer

*Demand = maximum kilowatts a business requires at peak usage

Basic Facilities Charge $50 /month
Basic Facilities Charge (Extra Large Industrial) $200 /month
NC Renewable Energy Recovery Fee $22.14 /month
NC Energy Efficiency Rider $0.95 /month

Businesses with *Demand between 50 & 1,000 KW

Large Power Demand Charge  $12.00 /KW
Electric Charge (*up to 400 hrs) 6.7 cents /KWH
Electric Charge (*after 400 hrs) 6.2 cents /KWH

Demand usage of more than 400 hours is 6.2 cents per KWH.  Hours are calculated as kwh ÷ KW.

The “Purchase Power Fuel Charge” is a charge that covers the cost of the fuel that Duke Energy, our electricity provider, uses to generate electricity. The fuel generation could be any source, such as natural gas, coal, nuclear, diesel, solar, wind, hydro, etc. This charge fluctuates from month to month depending on the price and the mix of fuel.

Read More

The “Tax” is a utility tax on all items of the bill.
* NC tax rate is 7%
(All NC accounts are taxable except State or Federal accounts OR accounts that have been approved for State special manufacturing tax, which are exempt).
* TN tax rate varies:
* Residential, Churches, Schools, Organizations = 0%
* Small Commercial = 9.75% (7% state rate + 2.75% Unicoi rate)
* Large Power = 1.5%

Businesses with *Demand greater than 1,000 KW

Large Power Demand Charge  $12.50 /KW
Electric Charge (*up to 475 hrs) 6 cents /KWH
Electric Charge (*after 475 hrs) 5.3 cents /KWH

Demand usage of more than 475 hours is 6.2 cents per KWH.  Hours are calculated as kwh ÷ KW.

The “Purchase Power Fuel Charge” is a charge that covers the cost of the fuel that Duke Energy, our electricity provider, uses to generate electricity. The fuel generation could be any source, such as natural gas, coal, nuclear, diesel, solar, wind, hydro, etc. This charge fluctuates from month to month depending on the price and the mix of fuel.

Read More

The “Tax” is a utility tax on all items of the bill.
* NC tax rate is 7%
(All NC accounts are taxable except State or Federal accounts OR accounts that have been approved for State special manufacturing tax, which are exempt).
* TN tax rate varies:
* Residential, Churches, Schools, Organizations = 0%
* Small Commercial = 9.75% (7% state rate + 2.75% Unicoi rate)
* Large Power = 1.5%

Lighting Service Rates

Security Lights

100-175 watt $10 /month
400 watt (existing fixtures only) $18 /month

The “Purchase Power Fuel Charge” is a charge that covers the cost of the fuel that Duke Energy, our electricity provider, uses to generate electricity. The fuel generation could be any source, such as natural gas, coal, nuclear, diesel, solar, wind, hydro, etc. This charge fluctuates from month to month depending on the price and the mix of fuel.

Read More

The “Tax” is a utility tax on all items of the bill.
* NC tax rate is 7%
(All NC accounts are taxable except State or Federal accounts OR accounts that have been approved for State special manufacturing tax, which are exempt).
* TN tax rate varies:
* Residential, Churches, Schools, Organizations = 0%
* Small Commercial = 9.75% (7% state rate + 2.75% Unicoi rate)
* Large Power = 1.5%

Street Lights

100-175 watt Mercury Vapor/LED $10 /month
400 watt Mercury Vapor (existing fixtures only) $18 /month
250 watt Lucalux Sodium Vapor $16 /month
400 watt Lucalux Sodium Vapor $18 /month

The “Purchase Power Fuel Charge” is a charge that covers the cost of the fuel that Duke Energy, our electricity provider, uses to generate electricity. The fuel generation could be any source, such as natural gas, coal, nuclear, diesel, solar, wind, hydro, etc. This charge fluctuates from month to month depending on the price and the mix of fuel.

Read More

The “Tax” is a utility tax on all items of the bill.
* NC tax rate is 7%
(All NC accounts are taxable except State or Federal accounts OR accounts that have been approved for State special manufacturing tax, which are exempt).
* TN tax rate varies:
* Residential, Churches, Schools, Organizations = 0%
* Small Commercial = 9.75% (7% state rate + 2.75% Unicoi rate)
* Large Power = 1.5%

Generation Rates

Residential Generation

Basic Facilities Charge $15 /month
Generation Credit 4 cents /kWh

The “Tax” is a utility tax on all items of the bill.
* NC tax rate is 7%
(All NC accounts are taxable except State or Federal accounts OR accounts that have been approved for State special manufacturing tax, which are exempt).
* TN tax rate varies:
* Residential, Churches, Schools, Organizations = 0%
* Small Commercial = 9.75% (7% state rate + 2.75% Unicoi rate)
* Large Power = 1.5%

Commercial Generation

Basic Facilities Charge (single phase) $25 /month
Basic Facilities Charge (three phase) $35 /month
Generation Credit 4 cents /kWh

The “Tax” is a utility tax on all items of the bill.
* NC tax rate is 7%
(All NC accounts are taxable except State or Federal accounts OR accounts that have been approved for State special manufacturing tax, which are exempt).
* TN tax rate varies:
* Residential, Churches, Schools, Organizations = 0%
* Small Commercial = 9.75% (7% state rate + 2.75% Unicoi rate)
* Large Power = 1.5%

Sell Excess Generation

Basic Facilities Charge (Where 25kVA or less of capacity is required) $25 /month
Electric Charge 11.5 cents /kWH
Generation Credit 4 cents /kWH
*Only available to Residential Customers*

The “Tax” is a utility tax on all items of the bill.
* NC tax rate is 7%
(All NC accounts are taxable except State or Federal accounts OR accounts that have been approved for State special manufacturing tax, which are exempt).
* TN tax rate varies:
* Residential, Churches, Schools, Organizations = 0%
* Small Commercial = 9.75% (7% state rate + 2.75% Unicoi rate)
* Large Power = 1.5%

More Info

Since French Broad Electric Cooperative is a nonprofit organization, any money left over after paying all of its expenses in a given year is credited to member’s capital credit account. Click below to read more about what that means for you.

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French Broad EMC has a late fee for any past due account. The fee is equal to 1.5% of the total past due amount with a $2.50 minimum and is compounded monthly.

The late fee was established in September 1st of 2010 after finding at least 35% of member accounts were past due during a period of twelve months. In the best interest of all our members we cannot afford to finance past due bills without this consequence.

The “Electric Charge” is a charge per kilowatt-hour used during the billing cycle. This charge is equivalent to the rate that is appropriate for the account in question.
* Residential (NC or TN)
* Commercial (NC or TN)
* Large Power (NC or TN)

The “Purchase Power Fuel Charge” is a charge that covers the cost of the fuel that Duke Energy, our electricity provider, uses to generate electricity. The fuel generation could be any source, such as natural gas, coal, nuclear, diesel, solar, wind, hydro, etc. This charge fluctuates from month to month depending on the price and the mix of fuel.

The “Basic Facilities Charge” is the fee that covers our costs to maintain and service the facilities which provide your residence the electrical service, such as the wire and transformer. It also covers the costs associated with reading the meter, processing the reading, creating and mailing the bill along with postage, and collecting and posting the payments. It is a set fee that applies to each meter on our system.

The “Tax” is a utility tax on all items of the bill.
* NC tax rate is 7%
(All NC accounts are taxable except State or Federal accounts OR accounts that have been approved for State special manufacturing tax, which are exempt).
* TN tax rate varies:
* Residential, Churches, Schools, Organizations = 0%
* Small Commercial = 9.75% (7% state rate + 2.75% Unicoi rate)
* Large Power = 1.5%

The “NC Renewable Energy Recovery Fee” is the fee that covers our costs to meet the renewable mandate requirements set forth in Senate Bill 3.
Click here for current fee
*Note: TN accounts are not charged.
*Note: This rate changes April 1st of each year.

The “NC Energy Efficiency Rider” is a fee that we charge to recover the costs associated with complying with the state mandated energy efficiency program.
Click here for current fee
*Note: TN accounts are not charged.
*Note: This rate changes April 1st of each year.

Consumer Deposit per Account

  • Residential: $500.00
  • Commercial: $500.00 or estimate of two month’s power bill when in full operation (whichever is greater)

**Deposit may be waived with approved letter of credit
**Deposit, plus interest, will be applied as credit to customer’s account after 12 consecutive months of on time payments

Service Charge (meter installation)

  • Normal Business Hours: $25.00 (plus tax)
  • After hours: $75.00 (plus tax)

Reconnect Fee (after disconnect for non-payment)

  • Normal Business Hours: $50.00 (plus tax)
  • After hours: $75.00 (plus tax)

Meter Tampering Fee

  • 1st Offense: $100.00 (plus tax)
  • 2nd Offense: $200.00 (plus tax)

**There may be additional charges for applicable reconnect fees and estimated unmetered power usage

OTHER FEES:

  • Non Automated Meter – Monthly Fee: $20 (plus tax)
  • Non Automated Meter – Missed Reading Fee: $250 (plus tax)
  • Meter Fee (for stolen or deliberately damaged meters): Between $150.00 & $235.00 (depending on meter type) plus tax
  • Metal Meter Cover: $7.50 (plus tax)
  • Glass Meter Cover: $6.50 (plus tax)
  • Meter Test Fee: $50.00 (plus tax) – Must be paid in advance
  • Returned Check Charge: $30.00
  • Security Light – (Connect/Reconnection/Relocation): $25.00 (plus tax)
  • Trip Charge: $250.00 (plus tax)
  • Fiber Fees: See Fiber Support For More Info

Forms & Resources
Update Board: Recent Policy Changes

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