High Bill Resources
Why is my bill higher than normal?
- Check your meter reading.
Clarke Electric Cooperative uses automated meter reading technology that helps prevent human error in calculating bills. Check the reading on your meter and compare with the reading on your statement. If the reading on your meter is higher than the one on your bill, it is likely that your bill is accurate.
- Think back to the month in question.
By the time you receive the bill, a few weeks have passed since you used the electricity. (For example, a bill due on August 31 is for electricity used during the month of July.) Were temperatures extremely hot or cold? Did you have visitors in your home? Did you add additional energy-using products?
- Call the cooperative.
We have many resources available to help determine why a bill was higher than normal, like providing an assessments or audits on your property.