Why is my Distribution Rate so high?

Distribution charges cover the cost of moving electric energy from transformers through local, lower-voltage lines that carry electricity to our members’ meters. Blue Mountain Power Co-op is responsible for building and maintaining these lines.

Distances between farms and homesteads in the country can be quite extensive. This requires maintenance on many miles of line and infrastructure to ensure the safe and efficient supply of energy to our members. 

Rural Electrification Associations have the unique advantage of setting our own distribution rates; our Board of Directors sets these on behalf of our members. Given that Blue Mountain Power Co-op is a member-owned cooperative, we have a long-standing history of significantly lower distribution rates than our investor-owned competitors.

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