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The 2018 Rate Tariff changes for Large Power, Transmission, and Net Metering will be in effect on January 1, 2018 and are:

Download the 2018 rate schedule here.

Per the mission statement, EEA's rates are cost-based to provide efficient and reliable utility service, at reasonable rates.

Residential rates are designed so customers pay for energy used, plus a facilities charge.

Please contact the EEA office if you have questions about the current rate schedules.

2017 Rate Increase Notification



Empire Electric plans to update its meter tampering fee and institute a meter reading fee. 

These changes are scheduled to go into effect on June 1, 2017. 


  • The meter tampering fee is charged when Empire discovers that someone has tampered with a meter in order to steal power.  The present meter tampering fee is $50.00 and Empire plans to increase this fee to $250.00 in order to more accurately recover the costs to deal with tampering events. 


  • The meter reading fee is a new fee that will apply only to those who opt-out of having their meter read remotely.  This fee will be $54.80 per quarter and is meant to recover costs associated with manually reading a meter.  Those who have their meter read remotely will not be charged a meter reading fee. 



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