Clarke Electric purchases power from Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) and its five electricity generation facilities in Iowa. Electricity is distributed to your homes, farms, and businesses through a network of over 1,860 miles of power lines reaching more than 5,000 members-owners. CIPCO uses over 40 percent carbon-free, emissions-free sources to generate your power. We also believe in being good stewards of our environment and looking for alternative solutions to meet your energy needs.
Availability Charge/Fixed Charge
A recurring monthly fee is charged to every member-owner, regardless of the amount of energy used. It helps offset the cost of maintaining electric service at a location, administration, preparation and mailing of bills, and covers maintenance of poles, wires, transformers, meters and right of way, and other expenses associated with providing electric service.
Power Cost Adjustment (PCA)
This fluctuating monthly adjustment reflects the amount Clarke Electric pays for power above or below the base cost established at the time of our last rate study.