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NOTICE OF A CHANGE IN THE TARIFFS OF EMPIRE ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION, INC.
Empire Electric Association’s (EEA’s) Board of Directors voted to change EEA’s Net Metering rate tariff at its August 12, 2022 board meeting. The edits primarily address recent changes to the Colorado and Utah regulations concerning net metered installations. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission recently updated its rules regarding interconnection procedures for net metered installations. EEA’s Net Metering tariff was updated to reference the new rules. Additionally, Utah now exempts small cooperatives that are headquartered out-of-state from its net metering rules if the cooperative is subject to the net metering rules of the cooperative’s home state. This allows small cooperatives to follow only one set of rules instead of two. Thus, references to Utah rules were removed from EEA’s Net Metering tariff. Members served under this tariff will not see any changes to their monthly billings.
The new tariff is scheduled to go into effect on November 1, 2022. Written comments about the proposed changes may be submitted electronically through EEA’s website or through hard-copies delivered to EEA’s main office. Hard-copies may be submitted by mail to P.O. Box K, Cortez, CO, 81321, or hand-delivered to EEA’s main office at 801 North Broadway, Cortez, CO, 81321. Additionally, verbal comments may be submitted during the member input segment of EEA board meetings.
For any questions about this notice and/or the proposed changes, please contact EEA at (970) 565-4444 or toll free at 1-800-709-3726. Copies of all tariffs are available on EEA’s website at eea.coop/rates. Copies of tariffs are also on file at EEA’s main office and are available for inspection during regular business hours.
Our primary mission is to safely, responsibly and reliably meet the electrical energy needs of our member-owners.
- Safely means that we put the safety of our employees and the public above any other concern.
- Responsibly means that we provide affordable, equitable and environmentally responsible services for the benefit of our collective membership.
- Reliably means that we work proactively to keep electric service available to our members and diligently to restore service when outages occur.
TOGETHER - It's a word that encompasses everything we do. We know that we are brighter, stronger and better when we work together.