ATTENTION: NEW DELINQUENT PAYMENT POLICY
Effective April 1, 2017, any account that is 30 days past due will be identified as delinquent and included in our list of services that can be disconnected. Currently, this classification is for accounts that are 60-days past due. It is our hope that this change will help members catch up before their bills become overwhelming.
It is vital to contact the Cooperative immediately if you cannot make a payment. Notifying the Co-op and agreeing to a payment arrangement will protect your service from disconnection as long as payments are being made according to the payment arrangement.
Many members mistakenly believe that the Cold Weather Rule will protect them between October 15 and April 15. However, that protection is only for members who meet qualifications of the Rule, have entered into a payment arrangement and are diligently making payments per the arrangement.
Once a service has been disconnected, it’s expensive to reconnect the service, often costing the member hundreds of dollars on top of their outstanding bill. It is important for our members’ economic welfare to avoid disconnection.
If you have questions, concerns, or wish to speak with a Member Service Representative about a payment arrangement, please call 320-693-3231. For payment options to fit your needs, simply click on “Member Services” above, and then “Pay Your Bill.” Or look on the back of your bill for instructions.
Note to Members: Meeker Cooperative is obligated by Minnesota Rules pts. 7835 to interconnect with and purchase electricity from any cogenerators and/or small power producers. We also are required to provide information free of charge to any and all members who may be interested in entering into an interconnection agreement with the Co-op. In compliance with Minnesota adopted rules relating to cogeneration and small power production, all interconnections require an application and approval to become a qualifying facility.
Any dispute over interconnections, sales and purchases are subject to be resolved by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us at 320-693-3231 or stop in at our office: 1725 U.S. Hwy. 12 E., Suite 100, Litchfield, MN 55355