Lorain-Medina Rural Electric's basic residential electric rate is separated into two components, Cooperative Service Charge and Purchased Power Charges.
The meters record the amount of electricity consumed and when it was consumed. Under the Time-of-Day rate, power consumed during on-peak periods costs slightly more than power consumed during the off-peak periods.
Each month, the power bill from Lorain-Medina Rural Electric's wholesale power supplier, Buckeye Power, is calculated based on the highest peak hours for the month. The cooperative does not know exactly when those peaks will occur each month, but it does have data that shows which hours those peak hours will likely occur.
The following is a summary of the Time-of-Day rate schedule for residential customers, effective Jan. 1, 2017
Lorain-Medina Rural Electric also offers load management rates for members who install a load control switch on their electric water heater or their central air, heat pump or geothermal heating and cooling system. Learn more by viewing the programs and rebates page.
Commercial and Industrial Rates
Lorain-Medina Rural Electric's commercial and industrial rates are very competitive and vary depending on load profile and other factors.