Energy Rates

Stearns Electric Association is committed to providing competitively pricecd and reliable electricity. Our rates, or the price a member-owner pays for electricity, are determined by Stearns Electric Association’s Board of Directors and reviewed by the Rural Electrification Administration. As a not-for-profit cooperative, our rates are designed simply to cover the costs of wholesale power, transmission and distribution related costs plus provide adequate margin.

 

Board Approves Rate Adjustment
(Effective May 1, 2018)

A recent Cost of Service study, conducted for Stearns Electric Association by an independent consulting firm, determined that an adjustment to the rate structure was needed to ensure the strong financial stability of the Cooperative and maintain the quality, reliability, and integrity of the services we provide while ensuring that rates are fair and equitable. The Stearns Electric Board of Directors has approved a revenue increase of 4.4 percent effective May 1st, 2018.

 

Learn More About the 2018 Rate Adjustment

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Current Stearns Electric Rates

 

General Service Rate                            

   
Fixed Charge $24.75         per month 
Energy (June - August)  $0.1250 per kWh
Energy (Other Months) $0.1050 per kWh
     

EnergyWise Rate

   
Energy (June - August) $0.0770 per kWh
Energy (Other Months) $0.0570 per kWh
     

General Three Phase

   
Fixed Charge $45.00 per month
Demand (June - August) $13.75 per kW
Demand (Other Months) $12.25  per kW
Energy (June - August) $0.0722 per kWh
Energy (Other Months) $0.0578 per kWh
     

Irrigation

   
Fixed Charge $350 per year
Demand (June - September) Uncontrolled $13.00 per kW
Demand (June - September) Controlled $4.00 per kW
Energy (June - September) $0.0715 per kWh
     

Small Three Phase (<50kW)

   
Fixed Charge $35.00 per month
Energy (June- August) $0.1360 per kWh
Energy (Other Months) $0.1160 per kWh
     

Interruptible Three Phase

   
Fixed Charge $65.00 per month
Demand (All Months) $5.75 per kW
Energy (All Months) $0.0513 per kWh
Coincident Demand (June - August) $26.25 per kW
Coincident Demand (Other Months) $16.42 per kW
     

Interruptible Single Phase

   
Fixed Charge $40.00 per month
Energy (All Months) $0.0765 per kWh
Coincident Demand (June- August) $26.25 per kW
Coincident Demand (Other Months) $16.42 per kW
     

Security Lighting

   
Security Lights $6.75 per month