Cordova Electric Cooperative

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Rates and Payment

Payment Options

Cordova Alaska

We offer Several Ways to Pay your CEC Bill.

Cordova Electric Cooperative accepts credit cards! You may use your Visa, Master Card, or Discover Card to pay your bill. For your convenience we also have auto pay so your credit card can be billed automatically each month. You can also drop your payment in the mail, stop by the office during regular business hours or we have a deposit box for after-hours payments located by our front door at 705 2nd street.

Cordova Electric also offers “level pay” (also called budget billing) for residential customers. Customer Service Representatives will work with you to set a fixed monthly payment so your invoice will remain the same year round.  In June, we will “true up.”  Our Customer Service Representatives will determine if the amount that you have been paying for the previous year is to high, to low, or just right.  Call us to get signed up!

Please note that if your electricity usage greatly increases, so will your bill.  If it looks like your level pay amount is no longer enough to cover your bill, our Customer Service Reps will contact you to adjust the amount you are paying.

Cordova Alaska
  • Accepted payment methods: cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover, and electronic bill pay
  • Autopay (most popular payment method): credit card auto pays are run on the 20th of each month (or nearest business day) and bank draft auto pays are withdrawn on the last day of each month.
  • Payment locations: office drop box or mail to Cordova Electric Cooperative PO Box 20 Cordova Alaska 99574
  • Over the phone options: office 907-424-5555 Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm, after hours payments can be made over the phone, press 2 to make a payment with our interactive voice response service or call 877-885-7968
  • Online/Mobile options:
    • QuickPay on the CEC website (no registration required, just have your CEC account number handy)
    • CEC ONLINE customer portal or CEC mobile app (registration required, you will need your CEC account number and phone number associated with your account).

Contact the office if you would like to sign up for auto payment. Register CEC ONLINE or download the Cordova Electric app to register on your phone by clicking below.

Rates

At the most basic level your electric bill is your kwh usage x rate. The more electricity used, the higher the bill. The rate has two main components 1) energy charges and 2) fuel cost adjustment.

  1. Energy Charges. The energy charges cover the costs for CEC to make and deliver electricity to you. The energy charge is multiplied by the number of kilowatt hours (kwh) used in that month. An average residence uses about 500 kWhs. The more kWhs used, the higher bills. The full rate schedule can be found in the table below.
  2. Fuel Cost Adjustment. The fuel cost adjustment is a separate charge that collects for the fuel used in the diesel generators. Since CEC uses more diesel fuel in the winter when less water is flowing at the hydroelectric facilities, the fuel cost adjustment is higher in the winter and lower in the summer. This rate is calculated on a quarterly basis. CEC doesn’t make a profit on the fuel cost adjustment; it is a full pass through to the customer. Any amounts over or under collected are rolled into the next quarter’s rate. The graph below shows the average residential bill broken out into energy charges and fuel surcharges.

Rate Classes. Customers are divided into rate classes according to their power needs. Some rate classes have different summer and winter rates and some have a tiered structure with rates decreasing the more kWhs used each month. Commercial rate classes also have a demand fee, which is multiplied by highest kilowatt demand for the month.

Qualifying Facilities. CEC may purchase power from customers with their own small scale renewable generation. The qualifying facilities rate is the price per kWh that CEC can pay for that power without it competing (being too expensive) with its current generation sources. The rate is calculated quarterly like the fuel cost adjustment. Since diesel is an expensive source of power, CEC can pay more in the winter to avoid that diesel generation expense. Hydro generation is drastically inexpensive compared to diesel, so when CEC is predominantly hydro in the summer, the rate goes down because there is little cost to avoid. If you have small-scale renewable generation or are looking to purchase something similar, please contact our office, as there are size constraints and additional infrastructure that needs to be known to determine eligibility.

Cordova Electric Cooperative Rates

Rate Class 100 Residential APR 1 to SEP 30 OCT 1 to MAR 31
Customer $/month 29.15 15.6
Energy (cost/kWh)
     First 500 kWh/month 0.3080 0.2822
     Over 500 kWh/month 0.2401 0.2199
Rate Class 200 General Service Year Round
Customer $/month 24.5
Energy (cost/kWh)
     First 500 kWh/month 0.2696
     Over 500 kWh/month 0.2305
Boat Harbor APR 1 to SEP 30 OCT 1 to MAR 31
Customer $/month 33.5 17.95
Energy (cost/kWh)
     First 500 kWh/month 0.3550 0.3550
     Over 500 kWh/month 0.3206 0.3206
Large Power Year Round
Customer $/month 53.00
Demand 7.6
Energy (cost/kWh)
     First 5,000 kWh/month 0.1808
 Next 20,000 kWh/month 0.1605
  Over 25,000 kWh/month 0.1399
Seafood Processors APR 1 to SEP 30 OCT 1 to MAR 31
Customer $/month 144.00 144.00
Demand 15.8 15.8
Energy (cost/kWh)
     Tier I 0 to 20,000 kWh 0.232 0.2075
     Tier II 20,001 to 40,000 0.1932 0.1843
     Tier III 40,001 to 400,000 0.1932 0.1712
     Tier IV Greater than 400,000 0.1341 0.1341
Schedule 900 Street Lights 250 Watts/84 LED kWh per month
250 Watt 110 kWh/Month 45.01
84 LED 31 kWh/Month 33.46
Schedule 902 Signal Lights
Monthly kWh 0.3874
Fuel Cost Adjustment
Jan – Mar 2022 $0.1769
Apr – Jun 2022 $0.0826
Jul – Sep 2022 $0.0606
Oct – Dec 2022 $0.0804
Jan – Mar 2023 $0.2682
Apr – Jun 2023 $0.0032
Jul – Sep 2023 $0.0465
Oct – Dec 2023 $0.0718
Qualifying Facilities 
Jan – Mar 2022 $0.1776
Apr – Jun 2022 $0.0246
Jul – Sep 2022 $0.0464
Oct – Dec 2022 $0.3131
Jan – Mar 2023 $0.2885
Apr – Jun 2023 $0.0279
Jul – Sep 2023 $0.0190
Oct – Dec 2023 $0.2076
Power Cost Equalization Credit
*Eligibile residental customers up to 750 kwhs
*For more information visit https://www.akenergyauthority.org/What-We-Do/Power-Cost-Equalization
State of Alaska program to credit eligible residents up to 500kwh/month.
For more information on this program or to check eligibility please contact CEC Office.
Jan 2022 -0.0808
Feb 2022 -0.0808
Mar 2022 -0.0829
Apr 2022 -0.0962
May 2022 -0.0962
Jun 2022 -0.1058
Jul 2022 -0.1081
Aug 2022 -0.1231
Sep 2022 -0.1231
Oct 2022 -0.1059
Nov 2022 -0.1213
Dec 2022 -0.1231
Jan 2023 -0.0902
Feb 2023 -0.0902
Mar 2023 -0.0902
Apr 2023 -0.0932
May 2023 -0.0932
Jun 2023 -0.0899
Jul 2023 -0.8650
Aug 2023 -0.0886
Sep 2023 -0.0912
Oct 2023
Nov 2023
Dec 2023
Rate Class 100 Residential APR 1 to SEP 30 OCT 1 to MAR 31
Customer $/month 28.00 15.00
Energy (cost/kWh)
     First 500 kWh/month 0.2962 0.2714
     Over 500 kWh/month 0.2309 0.2115
Rate Class 200 General Service Year Round
Customer $/month 23.50
Energy (cost/kWh)
     First 500 kWh/month 0.2593
     Over 500 kWh/month 0.2217
Rate Class 300 Boat Harbor APR 1 to SEP 30 OCT 1 to MAR 31
Customer $/month 32.20 17.25
Energy (cost/kWh)
     First 500 kWh/month 0.3414 0.3414
     Over 500 kWh/month 0.3083 0.3083
Rate Class 800 Large Power Year Round
Customer $/month 51.00
Demand 7.28
Energy (cost/kWh)
     First 5,000 kWh/month 0.1739
     Next 20,000 kWh/month 0.1544
     Over 25,000 kWh/month 0.1346
Rate Class 810 Seafood Processors APR 1 to SEP 30 OCT 1 to MAR 31
Customer $/month 138.00 138.00
Demand 15.16 15.16
Energy (cost/kWh)
     Tier I 0 to 20,000 kWh 0.2231 0.1996
     Tier II 20,001 to 40,000 0.1858 0.1773
     Tier III 40,001 to 400,000 0.1858 0.1647
     Tier IV Greater than 400,000 0.1290 0.1290
Schedule 900 Street Lights 250 Watts/84 LED kWh per month
250 Watt 110 kWh/Month 43.26
84 LED 31 kWh/Month 32.12
Schedule 902 Signal Lights
Monthly kWh 0.3725
Fuel Cost Adjustment
April – June $0.1231
Qualifying Facilities Jan 
Mar 2022 TBA
Power Cost Equalization Residential Rate
Jan 2022  $0.0808/kwh

New Rates Shown Above (Effective 04/01/2023)