Rates & Regulations
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.
The HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative Board of Directors, at a Special Open Meeting held June 27, 2016, took action on several matters, including revising the cooperative’s rates and availability charges to take effect October 7, 2016, to meet current and future financial needs, based on an independent Cost of Service study. The updated tariff sheets are linked below as PDF files. If you need a different form of access to the tariff sheets, please contact our office at 1-800-562-8232, during regular business hours.
On November 28, 2016, the Board of Directors approved three new renewable energy rates, superseding one change made at the June 27 meeting. Schedules CS - Community Solar Program Subscription, BASA - Renewable Energy Standing Offer, and DRE - Distributed Renewable Energy Program, were developed with the help of Wolverine Power Cooperative and take effect on February 7, 2017.
Learn more about the information presented on your electric bill here.
Residential Billing Practices
Definition of Time Periods Used in Time-of-Day Rates
Energy Optimization Clause
HomeWorks Ratebook (Index, Service Area, Administrative Rule links, Standard Rules & Regulations for all Member-Consumers)
Power Supply Cost Recovery Clause
Requirements for Pole Attachments
Schedule A - Residential Service
Schedule A-2 - Residential Service Time-of Day Service
Schedule CH - Controlled Heating Service
Schedule PCH - Partial Controlled Heating Service
Schedule CWH - Controlled Water Heater Service
Schedule CS – Community Solar Program Subscription
Schedule BASA – Renewable Energy Standing Offer Limited Purchase
Schedule DRE – Distributed Renewable Energy Program
Schedule B - General Service
Schedule B-1 - General Service Time-of Day Service
Schedule CD - Large Power Service
Schedule CD-1 - Large Power Time-of Day Service
Schedule CD-2 - Optional Irrigation & Grain Drying Time-of Day Service
Schedule PSDS - Primary Service Rate
Schedule CBG - Customer-Owned Back Up Generation
Schedule SB - Standby Electric Service
Schedule SL - Street Lighting Service
Schedule UR - General Service Unmetered Rate
Schedule DD - Distribution Delivery (formerly Distribution Wheeling)
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
Rate Book Section E Retail Access Service Tariff
Rate Book Section E Schedule RASS - Retail Access Standby
Rate Book Section F (1 page, link to Standard Customer Forms Index)