APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP AND ELECTRIC SERVICE
You may apply for electric service at the Brandenburg or Hardinsburg office between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. You will be asked to furnish your social security number and photo I.D., and any or all of the following: electric meter number (found on the front of the meter), account number, or previous consumer.
You will be asked to pay a deposit (if applicable), and a $35.00 connect fee. The amount of the deposit is determined by the type of service you request, residential or non-residential.
For new services a Right-of-Way Easement is needed. The easement is to be completed in its entirety and on file in the Service Department before the job will be worked.
Residential: The amount of the deposit will vary according to the account.
Non-Residential: Determined by Usage.
The deposit is applied to the final bill. If there is a credit, it will be refunded. If there is a balance due, it will be billed.
* Special conditions apply for line extensions. Contact the Operations Department for details and fees.
* All poles remain property of Meade County RECC; member pays for installation.
Special Meter Reading
Meter Test (fees refunded if test shows inaccurate meter)
Explanations of Charges
Member charges are based on the Cooperative’s cost of providing certain services to individual members. Members using these services pay for them so rates may be kept low for other members who do not need these special services.
The above list does not include all fees. Other charges may be applicable in special situations. Deposit fees and rates are subject to change.
Reasons for Discontinuing Services
The Cooperative may refuse to connect or may discontinue service for non-payment of bills for electric service, faulty or dangerous electrical wiring conditions, non-compliance with the application for service or service contract, theft of current, or appearance of current theft devices on a member’s premises.
Discontinuance of service does not release a member from any obligations to the Cooperative.
Right of Access to a Member’s Property
The Cooperative’s identified employees need to have access to members’ premises at all reasonable times for the purpose of reading meters, testing, repairing, removing, or exchanging equipment belonging to the Cooperative. This includes having safe, clear access to the electric meter and other Meade County RECC equipment.
Member’s Responsibility for Cooperative Property
All meters, service connections, and other equipment furnished by the Cooperative are the property of the Cooperative. Members provide space and protection for the property. In the event of loss or damage from neglect by a member, the cost of repairs or replacement will be paid for by the member.
In order to maintain high standards of electrical safety, inspections of wiring installations are required by an inspector certified by the Kentucky Department of Housing, Building, and Construction. All wiring must conform to the requirements of the National Electrical Safety Code, the National Electrical Code, and other local construction standards. Kentucky law requires that a Certificate of Inspection be issued before permanent service is connected.
Electrical Inspectors are independent contractors – not Meade County RECC employees.
If you have any questions about applying for service or charges for these services, call your Meade County RECC office.