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Single Phase Rates

Our Single Phase Service Rate is available to farm and home member-consumers for all farm and home uses. It is also available for commercial, industrial and temporary services for all uses including lighting, heating and power.

Current rates are:
• Facility Charge of $21.50
• First 300 kWh per month @ $0.145 per kWh
• Next 200 kWh per month @ $0.098 per kWh
• Over 500 kWh per month @ $0.081 per kWh

The minimum bill is $21.50 per month plus appropriate taxes and franchise fees.

In addition, North West REC is able to offer some reduced rates in special circumstances. Electric heating, cooling and water heating usage all qualify for the lower rate. Increased use of electric energy has helped stabilize rates for all REC members. The improved load factor gives an economical advantage to, and a more efficient use of, our entire system.

Electric Heat Rates

The Electric Heat Partial Control Rate is applicable for homes and buildings that have electric heat as their primary heat source without any backup heat source.

Rates are:
• Facility Charge of $2.50
• All-Electric Heat Rate: $.063 per KWh per month for all KWh sold for heating, cooling and water heater usage.

Interruptible Electric Heat Rate

The Interruptible Electric Heat Rate is applicable for homes and buildings that have electric heat as their primary heat source and agree to have a load management switch installed.

Rates are:
• There is a facility Charge of $2.50
• The rate is $.049 per KWh per month for all KWh sold for heating, cooling and water heater usage.

Commerical & Industrial Rates

Commerical & Industrial Rates

Rate 42 (3-Phase Energy)

  • Facility Charge: $75/month
  • First 4,000 kWh per month @ $0.105 per kWh
  • Over 4,000 kWh per month @ $0.081 per kWh

Rate 40 (3-Phase Demand & Energy)

  • Facility Charge: $75/month
  • All kWh @ $0.044 per kWh
  • Non-Coin. kW Demand @ $12.90 per kW

What is the Power Cost Adjustment (PCA)?

The PCA is a separate line item on each North West REC (NWREC) electric bill which reflects the increases/decreases in the Cooperative’s cost of power purchased wholesale from Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative (NIPCO). The cost of the purchased power now represents over 80% of your Cooperative’s operating expenses. NWREC has been using the PCA since April, 2010, due to the monthly and annual fluctuations we are seeing in purchased power costs. It is a method of either collecting from or returning to the members the difference in wholesale purchased power costs compared to the base wholesale rate that was used to establish the current electric rate.

NWREC’s electric rates were adjusted effective June 1, 2015. With this rate adjustment, we incorporated the revenue that we had been receiving through the PCA into the rate components and “zeroed” out the PCA. The PCA factor for 2018 will be 1.6 mill (16/100 of a cent) per kilowatt hour.