Charges and Fees

The following fees may apply to your account. If you have questions about any of these fees, please call our Member Billing Department at 270-247-1321 or 1-877-4WKRECC (1-877-495-7322).

Membership Fee
A membership fee of $5.00 is required in order to receive service from the Cooperative. This fee can be applied to your final bill when service is terminated. If you relocate within the West Kentucky RECC system, this fee may be transferred to the new account.

It is the policy of the Cooperative, established by the Board of Directors, that a deposit may be required, based on the member’s credit rating. This deposit is refundable after service is terminated and all bills have been paid.
A deposit is required on all commercial services. The deposit amount is based on the previous occupant’s kilowatt usage, or, for a new installation, on an estimated usage. The amount required is the amount sufficient to cover a 2-month average bill during the past 12 months or 12 months of normal service, or the two highest months for seasonal service.

Reconnection Fees
A service charge or reconnection fee of $30.00 is required for each reconnection of service that occurs during regular office hours. A service charge of $70.00 is required if the reconnection occurs after regular office hours. If the reconnection occurs after 9:00 p.m., a reconnection fee of $120 will be assessed. If the reconnection requires a line crew, the member will be charged $200.
There is no charge for reconnection of service due to power failure.
A reconnection fee of $25.00 is required for reconnection of an outdoor light.

Collection Fees
If West Kentucky RECC has to collect on your account, there will be a charge of $10.00 for our first trip and $25.00 for each subsequent trip in a 12-month period.

Returned Check Fee
If your payment is returned to West Kentucky RECC, you will be charged a $25.00 fee.

Meter Replacement Fee (member requested)
If you believe that your meter is malfunctioning, our Residential Energy Advisor will test your meter for free. If the meter is malfunctioning to the detriment of the member, there is no charge for replacement. If your meter is determined to be functioning properly, there will be a $35.00 fee for replacement. If your meter has been in use for eight years, you are eligible for a free meter replacement.

Power Theft/Diversion Fee
If it is determined that you are participating in power theft or attempting to divert your meter in any way, you will be assessed a $100.00 fee and could also face criminal charges.

Outdoor/Security Light Fees
If you would like West Kentucky RECC to install an outdoor/security light on your property, you must pay a $25.00 connect fee and usage fees for the first 12 months up front. If there is not a WKRECC pole on your property to hold the light, a $150.00 installation fee will also be required up front and a $2.00 monthly pole maintenance fee will be assessed. The Member Services Department can calculate your total amount of up-front fees for an outdoor/security light installation.

Please note: Tax or other fees are not included in any of the above rates.