Rate Tariff Guide
This rate is available to all members who receive service from Choptank Electric. This rate applies 24 hours per day, during all 12 months of the year.
Effective July 1, 2020, Choptank’s residential price to compare for energy supply cost is $0.07866/kwh (7.866 cents).
The standard commercial rate is applicable to types of operations such as commercial and industrial sites, public buildings, clubs, schools, churches and similar organizations that require single phase power with a transformer not larger than 50 KVA. This is a year-round rate.
Not available to new members. Please refer to the Commercial Demand rate.
Applicable to members of the Cooperative for all uses in commercial, industrial, public buildings, clubs, churches, schools, etc., for 50 KVA and less, subject to the established Terms and Conditions of the Cooperative. Effective 3/1/2019.
General service is single phase and three phase service associated with business and industry; Standard General Service rates incorporate flat kilowatt hour charges. There are demand charges associated with these rates. Both incorporate a monthly consumer charge.
- Review the Small General Service (S Rate) bill explainer if applicable, for more clarification.
The Primary Service rate is a straight, year-round service. Load requirements and other details are available by contacting the offices of Choptank Electric Cooperative or by emailing the rates department.
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.
Available to Municipal organizations only (State, county, city) for controlled street, highway and area lighting from dusk to dawn. Only available to other members receiving lighting service prior to July 1, 2015. Closed to new non-municipal members.
Available to members of the Cooperative for purchases of electricity by the Cooperative from qualified Co-generators or qualified Small Power Producers (“Producer”). Qualification standards are established by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. This rate is closed to all new Co-generators and Producers as of September 18, 2019.
The generating capacity of the Co-generator or Small Power Producer is limited to amounts up to 1,000 KW, subject to interconnection terms and conditions to be negotiated with the Cooperative on a case by case basis.
Rate X Tariff
Available to members of the Cooperative for purchases of electricity by the Cooperative from qualified Co-generators or qualified Small Power Producers (“Producer”). Qualification standards are established by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
The generating capacity of the Co-generator or Small Power Producer is limited to amounts up to 100 KW, subject to interconnection terms and conditions to be negotiated with the Cooperative on a case by case basis.
The Farm Irrigation (FI) rate is for seasonal farm irrigation members, and is designed to correspond to usage patterns of irrigation systems. This rate has different billing components for summer and winter months. Summer billing months include May through October, inclusively. Winter billing months include November through April, inclusively. During the summer months, you will be billed the following charges: consumer, horsepower, energy, max demand, and RKVAHr. During the winter months, you will be billed the following charges: consumer, horsepower, energy, RKVAHr, and Coincident Peak (CP) demand. Only if kilowatt hour usage exceeds 499 during your monthly billing cycle will a max demand charge occur during the winter months. Coincident peak demand measures the member’s use of the capacity that is coincident with the monthly Delmarva zonal peak and is used to bill purchase power demand by our wholesale power provider, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC).
The horsepower charge is based on the horsepower of your system. You can avoid the CP demand by having zero load on your meter during the winter billing months. If you do place load on your meter during the winter billing period, you can attempt to avoid the CP demand by not running during load control hours. Load control information is available the Load Control page or by calling our Load Control Hotline at 1-800-672-0484.
If interested, please complete the opt-in form. Please download the form to your device, fill the required fields and press the "Submit" button.
The form can also be printed and mailed to:
Choptank Electric Cooperative, Inc.,
Attn: Irrigation Rate
PO Box 430
Denton, MD 21629
Emailed to the rates department. Once your opt-in form is received and reviewed, we will contact you as to your eligibility.
Review the Farm Irrigation bill explainer for further clarification.
Members on the Farm Irrigation rate (FI) should be aware that the billing seasons change with the April consumption (May bill) and the October consumption (November bill). The FI rate has different billing components for each season.
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 reading our Net Metering Facts. Please also see our Net Metering Aggregation Rider.
A power cost adjustment is applicable to all rate schedules. Choptank's Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) as of 02/01/2020 is a credit of $0.00296/kWh.
View the PCA.
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.
Choptank Electric's Terms and Conditions are intended to promote safe and adequate service to the public and to provide standards in accordance with nationally recognized industry standards for uniform practices.
These Terms and Conditions are supplementary to the "Regulations Governing Service Supplied by Electric Companies" of the Public Service Commission of Maryland, filed rate schedules of the Cooperative, and the provisions set forth in the Bylaws. Click on the links below to read the pages to the document.