Tariff No. C-5

Objective – With the high cost of energy which is being experienced, as compared to years past, and with many people on fixed incomes, Concordia Electric desires to make available to its “residential” consumers a method of leveling their electric payments.

Policy Content and Provisions – Be it resolved that the Board of Directors of Concordia Electric Cooperative, Inc. establishes the following rules and regulations with respect to the Objective:

  1. Residential consumer receiving service under Rate Schedule No. A-7, Farm and Home Service, may elect to pay monthly bills for electric service on a Levelized Billing Plan, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein. A residential consumer is defined as that account where the consumer is truly domiciled.
  2. To be eligible to participate in the Levelized Billing Plan, the residential consumer shall have met the following requirements:
    1. a. The consumer shall have been served by this Cooperative at this consumer’s current residence for which the Levelized Billing Plan is being requested for a period of not less than twelve (12) months; or
      b. The consumer shall make a Meter Deposit per Board Policy Tariff No. C-10, in an amount equal to an estimated ninety (90) days billing of such consumer.
    2. The consumer’s electric account with this Cooperative shall be current.
    3. The consumer shall request in writing, on forms to be furnished by this Cooperative, to be place on the Levelized Billing Plan in accordance with Board Policy Tariff.
  3.  The Levelized Billing Plan shall begin on the first day of the billing cycle immediately following the written request to be placed on the Levelized Billing Plan, and shall terminate as provided for in subsequent paragraphs.
  4. The following procedures shall be applicable when a consumer elects to use the Levelized Billing Plan:
    1. The sum of the current month kWh usage plus the previous 11 months kWh usage divided by 12 shall equal the average kWh to be computed on the current rate schedule to equal the Levelized Billing for the current month.
    2. Applicable taxes – Security Light charges, and any special or one-time charges will be billed in addition to the average kWh Levelized Billing.
    3. Normal collection procedures shall be applicable if a consumer fails to pay the Levelized Billing amount in any month when due. If consumer fails to pay the Levelized Billing amount following due notice by this Cooperative, in accordance with this Cooperative’s Board Policy Tariff No. C-12, the consumer shall be removed from the Levelized Billing Plan and service may be discontinued.
    4. If service is terminated for any reason to a consumer on the Levelized Billing Plan, the consumer shall be removed from the plan and the entire outstanding amount of the account shall be due and payable.
    5. The consumer may elect to terminate the Levelized Billing Plan at any time by notifying this Cooperative in writing and by paying in full the entire outstanding amount of the account.
      If a consumer is removed from the Levelized Billing Plan for any reason, the consumer shall not be eligible to participate in the plan for at least six (6) months.

To request a form for Levelized Billing Plan please contact Concordia Electric Cooperative, Inc. or visit during normal business hours.

SECURITY LIGHTING – Rate Schedule Tariff SL – LPSC No. 8

AVAILABLITY – Available to Concordia Electric Cooperative, Inc. consumers throughout the service territory where facilities of adequate capacity are available and adjacent to premise to be served.
APPLICABILITY – Applicable to consumers for dusk to dawn outdoor lighting in close proximity to existing overhead secondary circuits, subject to the established rules and regulations of this Cooperative.
TYPE OF SERVICE – One, 175 watt, mercury vapor light fixture mounted on existing wooden pole with bracket attachment and connected to existing overhead secondary circuits.
Basic charge is $6.88, plus power cost adjustment on 80 kWh, if set on exiting pole. If pole has to be set for light or transformer hung to serve light there is an additional charge of $0.50 per item.


Act 629 of Louisiana Revised Statutes 45:1220-1222 requires the Louisiana Public Service Commission to adopt rules to ensure that utilities implement a deferred billing program, whereby certain customers may pre-enroll in a program that allows them to defer payment on a bill up to twelve (12) months. This will be only when an “Energy Emergency” has been declared by the Commission and only for that time period. It is only effective for those “Energy Emergency Deferred Billing Program Eligible Customers” who have pre-enrolled.

“Energy Emergency Deferred Billing Program Eligible Customers” will include any of the following:
1. Those person whose income does not exceed one hundred fifty percent (150%) of the poverty levels as established by the Federal Government and who are sixty-five (65) years of age or older.
2. Those persons who receive any one of the following:
a. Food Stamps
b. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
c. Those persons whose sole income consist of Social Security payments.
d. As determined by the Commission or other vital government entities who provide services, the absence of which could result in imminent peril to the public health, safety and welfare.
e. Those persons who need life-sustaining, electrically operated equipment, or life-sustaining medical treatment that requires electricity in order to live.

For an application or more information please visit your Cooperative Office in Jonesville Louisiana.