Questions & Answers
Why are electric rates different for every utility?
What do the critics want?
We all would like to have lower utility bills but the big business coalition is primarily interested in lowering their own utility costs. Unfortunately, if electric cooperatives are forced to give breaks to those customers–or allow them to choose another power supplier–rates will rise for the remaining homes, farms, and small businesses. The cost to operate a not-for-profit cooperative remains the same but it will get spread out over fewer customers.