Rates & Regulations

Rates & Regulations

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Listed on this page are HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative's rates, regulations and tariffs. Documents are available to download in PDF 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
A Special Member Meeting is set for June 25, 9 a.m., at the Cooperative’s Portland office

The board of directors will consider several changes to the Cooperative’s rates and tariffs at its meeting on June 25, 2018, to be held at the cooperative office at 7973 Grand River Avenue, Portland, MI. The meeting will start at 9 a.m. and is open to all members of HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative.

The session will begin with an opportunity for members to provide direct input to the board of directors, without filing a formal request under the cooperative policy. Members are asked to come to the lobby by 9 a.m. and request to speak to the board; staff will direct interested members to the meeting room. Time constraints on each member’s comments will be at the discretion of the board president, but members are asked to keep comments to less than five minutes.

The following items will be considered:

1)   Revise the Cooperative’s Energy Optimization rate to meet program needs.

2)   Discuss participation in the State of Michigan’s Low Income Energy Assistance program at the cost of a surcharge, to be determined by the state, on each residential customer’s monthly energy bill.

Notice of changes or additions to the cooperative’s rates or service rules shall be sent to all members, as required by P.A. 167, by publication in Michigan Country Lines at least 30 days prior to their effective date.

Participation: Any interested member may attend and participate. The location of the board meeting site is accessible, including handicapped parking. Persons needing any accommodation to participate should contact HomeWorks Tri-County Electric at 800-562-8232 a week in advance to request mobility, visual, hearing or other assistance. Comments may also be made before the meeting date by calling General Manager Mark Kappler at 517-647-1281, or by email at mkappler@homeworks.org.

Notice of the board meeting shall be sent to all members, as required by P.A. 167, by publication in Michigan Country Lines.

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


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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