Three Phase Irrigation Service

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Effective: December 25, 2022


Service under this schedule is applicable to services that are three phase, standard voltage, and supplied through one point of delivery for farm and ranch members for the operation of irrigation pump motors. If service is provided at primary voltage, the contract for service shall specify the point of delivery, establish all metering costs to be paid by the member, and delineate ownership and control of such facilities.


Service under this schedule is available at points on the Cooperative’s interconnected system where existing facilities of adequate capacity and desired phase and voltage are available, and additional investment by the Cooperative for new transmission, substation, or terminal facilities is not necessary to supply the desired service.

Irrigation is a seasonal rate which begins with the member’s meter reading for the April billing cycle and ends with the member’s meter reading for the October billing cycle (March 25th through October 24th).

If electric service is not going to be used anytime during the irrigation season, the Cooperative will be notified so that electric service can be disconnected. Service that has been disconnected for the season will be subject to the idle service fee. Irrigation service used anytime throughout the irrigation season will be subject to paying the Minimum Charge in addition to the charges for any power used.

Meter Read

Meters will be read by the Cooperative beginning on the 24th of each month at midnight.

Billing Demand

The Billing Demand is the average kW supplied during the rolling 15-minute period at maximum use during the billing period.

Phase Protection

The Cooperative will not be responsible for damage to member’s equipment caused by the loss of one or more phases serving member’s equipment. It is the member’s responsibility to obtain and install adequate phase protection for all three phase motors.

Monthly Charge

The Monthly Charge is the sum of the Access Charge and kWh charge at the following rates:

*Customer Class Access Charge May through September (5 total billing cycles) Billing Demand Kilowatt-hour (kWh) Charge SREC Rate Designation
0 to 30 kW $325 $2 per kW $0.041 per kWh 624
31 to 90 kW $800 $2 per kW $0.041 per kWh 626
91 to 170 kW $825 $2 per kW $0.041 per kWh 628
Above 170 kW $860 $2 per kW $0.041 per kWh 630

Note: *The customer class is set by the customer’s peak demand load during the prior irrigation season or calculated for a new irrigation service. The Cooperative may adjust the customer class during the current irrigation season if significant changes have occurred.

Minimum Charge

The monthly minimum charge shall be the Access Charge collected over 12 months.

Abandoned Service

Should a member’s service be physically disconnected for a continuous 12-month period, the Cooperative reserves the right to physically retire the service anytime thereafter.

Non-Seasonal Use

This service is available October 25th through March 24th upon prior approval of SREC management. The total connected load shall be no more than 100 amps. Requests for non-seasonal use must be made prior to the conclusion of the current irrigation season or a $25 connect fee may be applied. Charges for non-seasonal use follow: 1-time charge of $30 billed in the April billing cycle; and power (kWh) billed at the irrigation rate in the April billing cycle.


  • Membership – $10
  • Disconnect Notice – $25
  • Returned Check – $20
  • Account Research/Special Handling – $30 per hour ($10 minimum)
  • Outages - Customer Equipment  – Actual Cost
  • Account Activation – $15
  • Connect charge - Office hours – $25
  • Connect charge - Overtime hours – Actual Cost
  • Disconnect charge:
    • At member’s request – Office hours – $0
    • At member’s request – Overtime hours – Actual Cost
  • Idle Service Fee – Access Charge Billed Monthly

Other fees may apply under special circumstances.

A 1% franchise fee has been imposed by the City of Challis on all Cooperative members whose point of electric delivery is within the corporate boundaries of the City of Challis, Idaho. This fee will be collected by the Cooperative for the benefit of the City of Challis as specified by City of Challis ordinance.

Authorization Date: September 22, 2022
Issued By: Salmon River Electric Cooperative, Inc. Board of Directors
Effective Date: December 25, 2022