Basic Service Charge  
The Basic Service Charge represents Riverland Energy's cost of delivering electricity and maintaining equipment, regardless of whether a member uses power. It accounts for our investment in poles, wires, transformers, and labor to provide members with electric service.  It supports fleet, facility, and member service functions, such as outage response, line maintenance, and right-of-way clearing.

Energy Charge  (KWH Charge)
The Energy Charge is calculated based on the metered kilowatt-hours (kWh) consumed during the billing period.  The energy used to calculate this charge is also known as a member's usage.

Power Cost Adjustment 
The Wholesale Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) is a per kilowatt-hour adjustment to your bill due to changing wholesale power costs from Riverland Energy's wholesale power provider, Dairyland Power Cooperative. Read more

Demand Charge  
The Demand Charge is determined by the highest amount of power consumed during any 15 minute time period, measured in kilowatts (kW), as recorded by the meter.  The Demand Charge is calculated by taking the highest demand (kW) reading during the billing period multiplied by the demand rate. Read more

Non-Taxable Facility Charge

The $1.50 non-taxable facility charge is collected for the public benefits program. In 1999, the state mandated a change in the law to ensure financing for the state’s energy conservation and low-income energy assistance programs. All utility customers in the state are required to pay these charges.

A breakdown of the $1.50 charge includes:

  • Energy Efficiency/conservation programs: 50% (0.75 cents a month)
  • Energy Assistance/ low-income programs: 50% (0.75 cents a month)



  • Processing Fee (new membership fee):  $15.00
  • Deposit: $100.00 (or credit reference in 14 days, or completed ACH form)
  • Disconnect Fee/Onsite Collection Fee: $50.00
  • Reconnect Fee:  $50.00  *no crews will be sent for reconnect after 8:00 p.m. except for emergencies
  • Connect/Reconnect Fee: Disconnected, then reconnected within 12 months at member request only with same membership: $400.00
  • Penalty Date/ Late Charges: 1%
  • Non-sufficient Funds Checks, ACH Drafts, Returned Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT) Payments: $25.00