Tariff No. C-5
– 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
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
To request a form for Levelized Billing Plan please contact Concordia
Electric Cooperative, Inc. or visit during normal business
SECURITY LIGHTING – Rate Schedule Tariff SL – LPSC No. 8
A. 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.
B.To be eligible to participate in the Levelized Billing Plan, the
residential consumer shall have met the following requirements:
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
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.
C.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.
D.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
2.Applicable taxes – Security Light charges, and any special or
one-time charges will be billed in addition to the average kWh
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
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.
5.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.
– 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.
EMERGENCY ENERGY DEFERRED BILLING PROGRAM
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:
For an application or more information please visit your Cooperative
Office in Jonesville Louisiana.
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
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.