Great Lakes Energy is a cooperative. That means your electric rates are based on the cooperative’s actual costs to serve you.
What are those costs?
The simplest way to explain what you pay for is to split your bill into two parts – fixed and variable costs.
The electricity you use is a variable cost. You pay for electricity use through the energy and PSCR charges on your bill.
The power line system, labor, equipment, vehicles and offices are among the fixed costs paid for through the monthly charge. They are the daily expenses of doing business such as maintaining and improving our power line distribution system for reliable service, handling bill payments and having staff available 24-7 to get your power back on in case of an outage.
The fixed costs are not related to the amount of energy you use. They exist whether you use a great deal or little, if any, electricity.
Learn more. View the article “How My GLE Dollars Are Spent” published April 2015.
Questions about your final bill?
The monthly charge on your final bill may be higher or lower than usual depending on the day you ended service and the day you are billed. It may reflect more or less than 30 days of service.
If the monthly charge on your final bill is higher than usual, this is because your monthly charge includes the full monthly charge for last month plus the prorated monthly charges for the days of service in the current month.
If the monthly charge on your final bill is lower than usual, this is because you already paid the full monthly charge for last month. Your monthly charge is only for the days of service in the current month.
Thanks for being a member of Great Lakes Energy. We look forward to serving you again in the future.