Check your heat meters
Cold weather means it is time to check your heat meter
Heating season is upon us, and if you heat your home or businesses with electricity, it means you likely have two meters – one to measure your normal usage, and another to measure just the electricity used for heating.
Electricity used for heating is measured separately because it is sold at a reduced rate – about half of the normal rate. Verendrye is able to charge less for electricity used for heating because we receive a lower rate from our power producer, Basin Electric Power Cooperative. The heating rate lasts from October 1 to April 30.
So if your heat meter is registering electricity that means you are saving money.
Sometimes the heat meters don’t register usage because the member has power to the meter switched off, or the meter is not working correctly. Verendrye’s Member Services Department recently identified accounts that show low usage on the heat meters. We sent letters to these accounts asking them to contact us. If you think your heat meter is not registering correctly, please contact us and ask for Member Services to schedule a visit at no charge.