Is SVEC’s basic consumer charge, as proposed, in line with other electric utilities?

The cooperative believes its rates should be set based on the information and data specific to its system costs, service area and its members, and not based on a comparison to the rates of other electric utilities. No 2 utilities, especially electric cooperatives, are the same, considering factors such as number of consumers served, mix of consumer classes (residential, commercial, industrial, etc.) and terrain in general (like running wiring over mountains and through undeveloped land) that can affect cost.

Nevertheless, SVEC’s proposed basic consumer charge is comparable to that of many other electric cooperatives in Virginia.