Choptank Electric Cooperative - Member Information

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Commercial rates generally apply to commercial and industrial settings, clubs, public buildings, schools, churches and similar organizations that require single phase power with a transformer not larger than 50 KVA.

General Service - Small and Medium
General service is single phase and three phase service associated with business and industry.

Primary Service
For large industrial customers the Cooperative currently offers a standard Primary rate. This rate is predicated on the member/customer's ownership of the primary voltage equipment on the site.

Power Cost Adjustment (PCA)
A power cost adjustment is appliable to all rate schedules. Choptank's current Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) is a credit of $0.0146/kWh.

Lighting Service
Lighting service is available to towns, villages, members, public and private organizations for controlled street, highway and area lighting from dusk to dawn.

Cogeneration and Small Power Production Rate Schedule X
Available to members of the Cooperative for purchases of electricity by the Cooperative from qualified Co-Generators or qualified Small Power Producers of amounts up to 1,000 KW. Qualification standards are established by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Universal Service Program Charge
This charge is applicable to residential, commercial, and industrial rate schedules. The charges are to recover costs of universal service programs required by the Maryland Electric Customer Choice and Competition Act of 1999, including bill assistance, low-income weatherization and the retirement of arrearages that were included prior to July 1, 2000.

Net Metering
Available to any eligible "customer-generator" members who are served under an applicable tariff or the principal residence of a member on an applicable, general service tariff, on a first-come, first-served basis. You can learn more by visiting our Net Metering FAQ page. Please also see our Net Metering Aggregation Rider.

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For additional information or rate information relative to specific applications, requirements and capacities please contact Choptank Electric Cooperative at 877-892-0001, or email us at

Choptank Electric Cooperative, Inc., P.O. Box 430, Denton MD 21629 Toll Free: 877-892-0001

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