Read about the 2022 basic service charge and kWh rate adjustment here.

Lorain-Medina Rural Electric's basic residential electric rate is separated into two components, Cooperative Service Charge and Purchased Power Charges.

The meters record the amount of electricity consumed and when it was consumed. Under the Time-of-Day rate, power consumed during on-peak periods costs slightly more than power consumed during the off-peak periods.

Each month, the power bill from Lorain-Medina Rural Electric's wholesale power supplier, Buckeye Power, is calculated based on the highest peak hours for the month. The cooperative does not know exactly when those peaks will occur each month, but it does have data that shows which hours those peak hours will likely occur.

The following is a summary of the Time-of-Day rate schedule for residential customers, effective Jan. 1, 2022

Lorain-Medina Rural Electric also offers load management rates for members who install a load control switch on their electric water heater or their central air, heat pump or geothermal heating and cooling system. Learn more by viewing the programs and rebates page.

Commercial and Industrial Rates

Lorain-Medina Rural Electric's commercial and industrial rates are very competitive and vary depending on load profile and other factors.

Late fees

Effective Jan. 1, 2022, the late payment fee for electric bills received after the 24th of the month is 6 percent. 

This fee is in line with the average late payment fee among the 25 Ohio electric cooperatives. The board's objective is to make sure the cooperative presents an incentive for members to pay their bill on time and to recover at least 50 percent of the administrative costs associated with the collection of past due accounts.