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NEC Distribution Service Tariff Changes

Section 2: Rates & Charges

The following tariff changes were approved by the NEC Board of Directors on February 25, 2020. 

  • Update lighting tariff 203.6 Security/Street Light Service to remove new mercury vapor option and add LED pricing options. The Co-op no longer offers new mercury vapor lighting and has added new LED lighting to its products.
  • Correct numbering of Section 202.18 to 203.18.
  • Add tariff 203.9. Unmetered Service to allow billing for devices attached to street lighting under the photocell which use additional electricity 
  • Amend Section 205.11 Tampering with Cooperative’s Meters, Equipment or Other Property and Unauthorized Use of Electric Service to reduce the minimum tampering charge from $3,000 to $300 

Section 3: Service Rules & Regulations

  • Amend Section 306.8 Interest on Deposits to change interest rate NEC pays on member deposits from local market rate +1%, adjusted monthly, to the PUCT’s annual required rate updated annually in/around November.
  • Amend Section 309.1 Availability of Deferred Payment Plan to change the late payment penalty from 7% to 5% as allowed by the PUCT.
  • Update Section 311. Procedures When Overbilling or Underbilling Occurs to change from 1% per month to the PUCT’s annual required rate updated annually in/around November 
  • Amend section 312. Billing and Terms of Payment to update the Cooperative’s address.
  • Amend Section 313.2 Residential, Farm, Ranch, Small Commercial and Community Public Buildings to reduce the records retention requirement from 10 years to 5 years, and reduce the extension rebate period from 10 years to 5 years
  • Amend Section 313.3 Large Commercial, Industrial, and Oil Wells to correct a typographical error (“thall” to “shall”) 
  • Amend Section 313.6 Stock Watering Wells, Rectifiers, Radio and Microwave Towers to reduce the contract term and records retention requirement from 10 years to 5 years, and reduce the extension rebate period from 10 years to 5 years 
  • Amend Section 313.7 Subdivisions & Ranchette Development, to require a 911 address for each lot, to specify that developers are responsible for payment of all facilities required by political subdivisions (e.g. street lighting), to provide for refunds to builders, not just developers, and to point to organization policy for the refund amount and agreement details.

 

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