Rate & Regulation documents

Rate & Regulation documents

These are HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative's rates, regulations and tariffs. Documents are available to download in PDF or Word document format.

HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative is a member-owned, member-regulated electric utility, which makes us a little different. By member-regulated, we mean that policy and rates are set by the Board of Directors, who are elected by their neighbors to serve in this capacity.

Decisions like these are made at special open member meetings. When a meeting is set, we'll post the date, time, and location here and at our offices, as well as in Country Lines magazine. Any actions taken or decisions made at the meeting will be published in the same places.


Notice to Members of HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative
Electric Rate Adjustment

The HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative Board of Directors, at a Special Open Meeting held Oct. 28, 2019, in accordance with P.A. 167 and P.A. 95, revised the Cooperative's electric rates to meet current and future financial needs. The revised rates are reflected in the documents provided in the rates and tariffs table below. If you have additional questions or want to learn more about the 2019 rate changes, please refer to the following Frequently Asked Questions, or call us at 800-562-8232. (Notice was published in the November/December, 2019 issue of Michigan Country Lines.)

2019 Rate Revisions Frequently Asked Questions:

1) Why are our rates being adjusted? 

At a special open member meeting on Oct. 28, your board of directors voted unanimously to adjust the Co-op’s electric rates in order to meet current and future financial needs.

2) How are our rates being adjusted? 

Our tariff rate is being increased by an average of 2.7% per kWh, but our Power Supply Cost Recovery (PSCR) factor is being decreased by an average of 2.5%. This results in an average net rate increase of just 0.2%. Your availability charge will not change.

3) When does the adjustment take effect?

This rate adjustment will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020, so you will first see the adjustment on the electric bill you receive from us in January.

4) How will this affect my monthly bill?

The impact to each member will be different depending on usage pattern, volume, and rate class. However, the average residential member will only see their electric bill increase by a total of $0.39 per month.

5) Prior to this, when was our last rate adjustment?

Our last rate adjustment occurred in Nov., 2017. As an electric cooperative, we are a not-for-profit utility that provides electricity to our members at cost. As such, we strive to keep our rates as low as possible, and only adjust them when your Board of Directors deems necessary to meet the financial needs of the Co-op.


Notice to Members of HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative
Customer Access to Consumption Data and Confidentiality

 The HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative Board of Directors, at a properly noticed meeting held April 23, 2018, has in accordance with Mich Admin Code, R 460.153 (Rule 53) of the Michigan Public Service Commission’s Consumers Standards and Billing Practices for Electric Service, adopted a tariff and a Customer Data Protection Policy to be included in the Cooperative’s Ratebook.

For specific details of any HomeWorks tariffs or fees, please call us at 1-800-562-8232 or visit our website at homeworks.org.

(as published in the June, 2018, issue of Michigan Country Lines magazine)


Learn more about the information presented on your electric bill here.

 

Residential Billing Practices PDF DOC
Definition of Time Periods Used in Time-of-Day Rates PDF  
Energy Optimization Clause PDF DOC

* HomeWorks Ratebook (Index, Service Area, Administrative Rule links, Customer Data Protection Tariff & Policy, Standard Rules & Regulations for all Member-Consumers)

NEW! Customer Data Protection Tariff & Policy (in a stand-alone document)

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Power Supply Cost Recovery Clause PDF DOC
Requirements for Pole Attachments PDF DOC
Schedule A - Residential Service PDF DOC
Schedule A-2 - Residential Service Time-of Day Service PDF DOC
Schedule CH - Controlled Heating Service PDF DOC
Schedule PCH - Partial Controlled Heating Service PDF DOC
Schedule CWH - Controlled Water Heater Service PDF DOC
Schedule CS – Community Solar Program Subscription PDF DOC
Schedule BASA Phase 2 – Renewable Energy Standing Offer Limited Purchase (effective July 1, 2018) PDF DOC
Schedule DRE Phase 2 – Distributed Renewable Energy Program (effective July 1, 2018) PDF DOC

Schedule BASA Phase 1 – Renewable Energy Standing Offer Limited Purchase
(Note: this program is closed to new entrants as of 5/7/2018.)

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Schedule DRE Phase 1 – Distributed Renewable Energy Program (Note: this program is closed to new entrants as of 5/7/2018.)

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Schedule B - General Service

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Schedule B-1 - General Service Time-of Day Service

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Schedule CD - Large Power Service

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Schedule CD-1 - Large Power Time-of Day Service

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Schedule CD-2 - Optional Irrigation & Grain Drying Time-of Day Service

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Schedule PSDS - Primary Service Rate

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Schedule CBG - Customer-Owned Back Up Generation

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Schedule SB - Standby Electric Service

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Schedule SL - Street Lighting Service

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Schedule UR - General Service Unmetered Rate

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Schedule DD - Distribution Delivery (formerly Distribution Wheeling)

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MPSC Regulated Tariffs: includes Requirements for Operation of Parallel Generation Facilities; Schedule CD-C - Large Power Service Rate – Choice; Schedule PSDS-C - Primary Service Rate – Choice *

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Rate Book Section E Retail Access Service Tariff *

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Rate Book Section E Schedule RASS - Retail Access Standby *

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Rate Book Section F (1 page, link to Standard Customer Forms Index)

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* Choice rates are closed (i.e., the choice cap is 0%) as of Michigan Public Service Commission order U-18377, dated July 12, 2017. As of February 1, 2019, the choice cap will return to 10%.    

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