Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative Policies
Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative is a member-owned, member-controlled
Cooperative below are the Cooperative’s operating policies and rates
as set forth by the
Board of Trustees.
Each member is assigned an account number, which
are printed on the bill along with the name and address. When you call
our office concerning your bill or an outage, it is helpful for you to
have your account number.
Holmes-Wayne is a “self-read” system. We do not employ meter
readers to reduce operating cost. Each member is responsible for reading
his/her meter and reporting monthly readings along with their remittance.
appear on your meter in the appropriate space on your bill. If for some
reason you are unable to pay your bill, either write your readings in these
squares submit on-line or call the reading into the office.
Please mark the date of the reading on the stub. Also, you will find it
helpful to read the meter on or about the same day each month. If you fail
to send a reading for two (2) consecutive months, we will read the meter
and add a $10.00 charge to your account.
Returned checks $28.50
Collection fees $20
Reconnect fees $20
After hours reconnect $170
Meter tests $20
Meter reading $10
Our billing is done a month in arrears. For example, if you read your meter in February the next month bill that is processed and received in March will be for the time period of January reading date to February reading date.
to pay your electric bill
Minimum bill policy
The minimum monthly residential charge is $17.30, regardless of usage.
This charge is to help defray the cost of having service available.
Terms of payment
We have two billing cycles. If your service is provided in Wayne or Ashland counties, your bill is processed in the middle of the month and the amount is due by the following 5th of the month. Service provided in all other counties are processed the first of the month and amount is due the 20th of the month. If payments are made after the due date, a fee is placed at 10% higher for the first $25 and 2% higher on the remainder of the bill.
Budget billing available
Budget billing is available to all residential rate class consumers who
have had service at the location for the previous 12 months. You may apply
for budget billing at any time with a zero balance due. Apply for Budget Billing
may be paid by check, money order,Mastercard or Visa at any time by calling toll-free 866-674-1055.
||Checks may be dropped off at our 24
hour drop off boxes at both Millersburg and West Salem
locations. We do not accept cash.
may be paid by mail.
||Bills may be paid on-line at this web site with checking account, Mastercard or Visa.
|| Automatic Bill Payment
may be paid in cash at the following collection stations community collection list
Some consumers have recently begun to pay their electric bills using third-party
bill-paying services. While Holmes-Wayne Electric has no formal policy
in place which allows or prohibits this, we remind consumers that it is
their sole responsibility to ensure that their bill is paid and a valid
meter reading is received for each billing period by the time specified
on the bill. We are not responsible for missed or delayed payments, nor
for any charges or fees that may be incurred for missed or delayed payments
or meter readings. Consumers using any such service(s) should allow ample
time (generally three business days) for payments to be received in our
Additional Name on your account:
If you would like to add an additional name to your account so they can call in and discuss your account and receive account information, please complete the following form and return to the Cooperative.
Disconnect for Non Payment Policy
Members may need to temporary disconnect their service for home remodeling projects and other special projects. Please notify the Cooperative at least 3 days in advance to schedule a temporary disconnect of service.
Initiating or Terminating Service
Active account services can be changed within 24-48 hours. To allow for efficient scheduling, please notify the Cooperative immediately if you would like to initiate or terminate an active account service. Please note that if you are requesting the permanent removal of infrastructure, completion timing will be based on the project scope. If you have a previous inactive account with a balance, the balance will be transferred to your new active account.
We make every effort to avoid mistakes in our billing. If you think
there has been an error, please read your meter, then call us. We will verify the reading is accurate, based on your previously reported meter readings and prior consumption history.
If the correct reading shows your usage is substantially higher than usual,
you may have a problem with the wiring in your home or in a particular
appliance, perhaps creating a dangerous situation. You should have an electrician
A good method to see if either situation is the case is to turn off all
appliances and lights, then all the breakers. Then turn on one breaker
at a time. Check the meter as
each circuit is tested. If the meter spins with everything on a particular
circuit off, there may be a problem with that circuit. Next turn on your appliances and test each breaker again. If the meter spins extremely fast with appliance turned on, your appliance may be inefficient.
Sometimes we receive requests to have a meter tested. In these cases, we
reserve the right to make a charge of $20 for the meter test if the test
shows the meter to be operating properly. If the meter is faulty no charge
is made for the test, and the consumer is given credit for any over billed
amount. Please note that 99 percent of the time when a meter is not accurately reading, it is reading too slow.
Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative, Inc. Rates and charges as of May 2012 billing
Residential and Farm Schedule Rates
General Service without Demand Rates
Please contact the Cooperative for Large Power Accounts and General Service with Demand Accounts
Medical Awareness Certification:
Is someone living in your home with a medical condition that requires electrical assistance? If so, you must notify Holmes-Wayne by completing the form below to be added or remain on our Medical Awareness list.
HWEC Medical Awareness list is used to notify you of any planned outages for maintenance and repair as well as uncontrollable outages such as weather conditions or car accidents. During these “standard” outages, the member on the list is given first consideration when your specific line is being restored.
Holmes-Wayne makes every effort to keep power flowing to every members home at all times. Because of factors beyond our control, it is always our recommendation that you create a back up plan in case of a power outage. This may be as simple as having a generator or another location to relocate to if such a case would occur.
Medical Awareness Certification form must be completed on an annual basis.
Medical Awareness Certification Form