The cost before you turn on the lights

Posted on Nov 04 2019 in LaGrange County REMC

While one home may use 3,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity a month, another may use only 25 kilowatt-hours a month. So why is the fixed cost of providing service to each of these residences the same at $35 per month?

These fixed costs go toward the purchases and maintenance of the illustrated items below — and more — on behalf of each member. We all need a reliable energy grid, so we all share in the costs of building and maintaining it, regardless of how much energy we consume.

Where your service charge goes 

Pie chart depicting where a LaGrange County REMC customer's service charge goes

Did you know? On average …

Illustration of how much a meter, a pole and a bucket truck costs on average