Below you’ll find information regarding how to read your Nolin bill. If you have further questions that are not answered here, please give us a call 270-765-6153 and we’re glad to help!
Further explanation for #7 (above) “Billing Details”
- “Member Cost of Service”: The Member Cost of Service includes all the costs directly involved in producing and distributing electric service, including but not limited to labor, materials, and equipment. If you have an active service with Nolin RECC, you will be charged the Member Cost of Service even if you use zero kilowatts. This covers our costs to maintain the infrastructure and to readily provide electric service as needed to our members.
- “kWh Charge”: Your electricity usage is measured in kWh. A kWh, or kilowatt-hour, is equivalent to a power consumption of 1,000 watts for 1 hour. Every electrical device requires a certain amount of power (measured in watts) to operate, and power over a period of time is energy (measured in kWh). Find rate information HERE and check out our page “What Uses Energy in my Home”
- “FAC”: The Fuel Adjustment Charge (FAC) is a modification of a member’s monthly electricity bill caused by an increase or decrease in the cost of the electric supplier’s fuel supply.
- “Enviro Surcharge”: The environmental surcharge is a fee charged to the cooperative by our electric supplier for costs incurred as a result of complying with government regulations for clean air.
Other charges you might see depending on your rate schedule or where you live:
- “School Tax”: Residents of some counties served by Nolin RECC are subject to a local school tax. Nolin RECC is required by state law to collect this tax for the boards of education in those counties. This tax is not a payment for electric service and not retained by Nolin RECC, it is passed through to the county.
- “State Sales Tax”: The state of Kentucky (KY) has a statewide sales tax rate of 6%. Under current law, residential electric bills are exempt from the state’s 6% sales tax.
- “Demand Charge”: the maximum amount of power (kW) required by your electrical service over 15 minute intervals during the billing period, multiplied by the relevant demand charge ($/kW). The demand charge is only applicable to the large power rate schedules.
- “Franchise Fee”: assessed by some cities on electric or other utility bills within their boundaries. This fee is not a payment for electric service and not retained by Nolin RECC; it is passed through to the applicable city. The franchise fee will vary each month based on your electric bill, and the rate is different depending on which city your service address is located in. The cities of Elizabethtown (variable rate), Hodgenville (4%), Radcliff (3%), Sonora (3%), and Vine Grove (3%) have a franchise fee that is added to your electric bill.