How does MEC compare with other electrical utilities for costs and rates?

This past year MEC was ranked 801 of 815, positioning MEC in the top 2% for being the best at holding down operating costs nationwide, and in Arizona MEC ranked the lowest in controllable expense costs to members (11 of 11).

Currently, MEC has the second lowest Customer Charge, and total monthly cost, compared to other member-owned electric providers in Arizona. With the proposed rate case, while the Customer Charge increases, the overall total cost drops, and MEC remains lowest in the state among member-owned cooperatives.

The average member uses 959 kWh of power per month. Currently, with MEC, that will cost $102.14. Under the new rates and charges, that would cost $99.10. So, let’s compare that to other electrical investor-owned utilities in the area.

For Unisource, the cost would be $121.59. For Nevada Energy it’s $132.58 and if you had APS the cost would be $145.07.

MEC is member-owned and works diligently to keep costs as low as possible for our members.