Why is REC Doing a Rate Adjustment?

The last rate adjustment for Co-op members was in 2019. In early 2023, REC’s Board of Directors conducted a Cost of Service Study. Results showed a rate adjustment was needed primarily due to the increasing cost of providing service (costs including materials, supplies, etc.) and also the way our wholesale power provider (Bonneville Power Administration) charges us. The REC staff and board have put a considerable amount of research into an adjusted rate design that more fairly collects each member’s share of the total cost and gives members more control over their power bill.