What is the PCRF?

The PCRF or Power Cost Recover Factor is simply the cost difference of what the cooperative has in our established rate to pay for the cost of power and the current cost that the cooperative has to pay for wholesale power.

Our current residential rates (set in 1993) allow for $ .03501 per kWh. If wholesale power costs are about $ .085 per kWh, then the difference is roughly 5 cents per kWh, and that difference is passed on to the member as a $ .0500 per kWh PCRF.

Power costs are always a pass through charge, the member is charged the same rate as the cost charged the Cooperative.