Rates & Payment Options

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Rates & Payment Options 2018-01-04T17:44:17+00:00
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To become a Ravalli Electric Co-op member

you must live within our service area and submit an application for service. An initial deposit may be required.
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Budget Billing

What is Budget Billing?

Budget billing allows you to make payments of the same amount each month. We take your twelve-month average and add 10%, which becomes your monthly payment. Each April is “True Up” month; if you have a balance due it must be paid in full at this time, if you have a credit balance, you can “skip” payment this month. Your account will then be re-evaluated, and given a new budget amount if necessary.

If you’re interested in enrolling in Budget Billing, contact one of our Member Service Representatives at 406-961-3001.

Is Budget Billing right for me?

  • Do you have at least 12 months of perfect credit history with the REC?
  • Are you beginning the program in the spring? April or May are the only months you are able to enroll. This is so you can build credit in the summer months and lower payments in the winter months.
  • Are your winter energy bills much higher than summer? If not, Budget Billing may not be the best option for you.

Billing Cycles

calendarThe Co-op mails bills twice each month. Your physical address determines your billing cycle, with North Ravalli County receiving bills on the last day of the month that are due by the 15th, and South Ravalli County receiving bills on the 15th that are due on the 1st.

If for any reason you do not receive a bill, please contact us; you are still responsible for electricity consumed. Bills are deemed delivered when delivered to the U.S. Post Office with postage. It is your responsibility to keep us informed of your current mailing address.

Accounts not paid within the 15 days are considered delinquent and will be subject to an interest charge of 12% per annum (1% per month). Minimum interest charge is $.50 per month.

All consumers are responsible for notifying the Cooperative when they vacate the property where service is provided. If you fail to notify us, you will be responsible for all charges until we are notified. Please keep in mind that we bill a month behind, therefore you will have one more bill after your account has been closed.