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Dakota Electric Association is deeply concerned about the well-being of its communities, and understands the difficult position many members are facing due to COVID-19. More than ever, we remain steadfast on delivering safe and reliable electricity.
To help members manage their electric costs, we suspended disconnections for non-payment and are waiving late fees for residential and small commercial members. Please contact us at 651-463-6212 to make payment arrangements if you need help with your electric bill.
Understanding Your Electric Bill
Most commercial account bills are primarily made up of two components; demand and consumption. Electricity use is comparable to driving a car. Your overall kilowatt-hour consumption is like total miles driven in the month. Demand, billed as kW, is like your maximum speed within the billing period.
Check your statement
If your facility is vacant for an entire billing period, the maximum demand should be less than previous months. If your facility is vacant for a portion of a billing period or an entire billing period, the total consumption should be less than previous months.