FROM ITS VERY BEGINNING...
Talquin Electric Cooperative exists for a simple purpose: Talquin Electric exists to power communities and empower Members to improve the quality of their lives and to deliver services to its Members as reliably, fairly and affordable as possible. Talquin’s new meters will help keep costs to Members as low as possible, improve reliability and reduce operational costs over the long run. "TEC- Meters" are the most cost-effective and efficient metering solution for the Cooperative. Half the cost of the new system has been paid for with a federal grant – your tax dollars, coming back to you. The remaining cost of the new system will be offset in several ways:
There will not be a separate charge for replacement of the meters. However, a Member whose meter base is not accessible or does not meet safety code will be responsible to pay for repairs.
BENEFITS OF THE NEW "TEC- METERS":
REDUCE THE COOPERATIVE’S COSTS
As a Member-based Cooperative, Members share all the costs and benefit equally from all savings. When consumers fail to report their full energy usage or leave the Cooperative without paying their final bills, all Members are left to pay the price. With the new meters, energy usage will be captured accurately and billed more promptly to help ensure all Members pay only for the energy that they used. New "TEC-Meters" have reduced operating costs by eliminating unnecessary expenses and recovering lost revenue.
CAN I STILL READ MY OWN METER?
YES. Meters will continue to display usage and can be monitored by Members who want to keep up with their usage by checking the display.
Members have asked “What day will my meter be read?” The read dates will be as follows and these dates will not vary regardless of weekends or holidays:
Cycle 2 - the 3rd of each month; Cycle 3 – the 10th of each month; Cycle 4 – the 17th of each month; Cycle 1 – the 25th of each month