• 1This is your Flathead Electric account number.
  • 2This is the date the bill is due and the total due for the billing period. If you are enrolled in AutoPay, the highlighted box will say “AUTOPAY”.
  • 3This line shows the total balance from your last billing cycle.
  • 4This line shows the total amount of your last payment(s).
  • 5This is the unpaid balance due from last month.
  • 6This line shows the total charges associated with your electrical usage during this billing cycle.
  • 7This line shows the total of any other charges and credits. Details related to this total are outlined in the “Other Charges and Credits” section below.
  • 8This line is your Roundup for Safety donation. The Roundup for Safety program rounds your bill up to the nearest dollar each month, and these funds are donated to safety projects in our service area. Roundup for Safety is a voluntary program, and contributions are tax deductible.
  • 9Members who sign up for paperless billing and auto pay save $1.00 ($0.50 each) on their bill each month. Those credits are listed here. Contact FEC to sign up.
  • 10This is the total due for the current billing period to avoid penalties.
  • 11If you are signed up for auto pay, you will see this notation on your bill. The amount of your electric bill will be deducted automatically from your designated bank account on your billing due date. Flathead Electric offers an automatic $0.50 monthly bill credit to members who use auto pay.

    If you’re signed up for Budget Billing, you’ll see “BUDGET” here. Budget Billing allows members to level their bill amounts throughout the year to help with budgeting.

  • 12This is the FEC Rate Class of your service.
  • 13This section outlines your electrical usage during the billing cycle. Most members only see the first line (USE).
    Meter: The number assigned to your electrical meter.
    From: The date your usage began for this billing cycle.
    To: The date your meter is read to determine your usage for this billing cycle.
    Present Read: The meter read at the beginning of the meter cycle (the “To” date listed).
    Previous Read: The meter read at the end of the billing cycle (the “From” date listed).
    kWh Usage: The amount of energy you consumed during this billing cycle (determined by subtracting the previous read from the present read).
    Peak Demand: The peak demand is the maximum amount of electrical energy (Kkw) that was being consumed at any given time during the billing cycle. FEC does not currently charge for demand, but many utilities do, and FEC may develop a demand component for future billing.
  • 14If you participate in the SUN Community Solar Project, you will see the “SUN” and “NET” lines in this section. The SUN line indicates the amount of energy that was generated by your share of the project during this billing cycle. The NET line is the total amount of energy you’re charged for this month (determined by subtracting your SUN kWh generation from your USE kWh energy usage).
  • 15This section lists energy usage for your account over the past year.
    DAYS: the number of days in the billing cycle
    USAGE: the number of kWh used in the billing cycle
    AVG $/DAY: the average daily cost of energy usage during that monthly billing cycle
    DEMAND: peak demand is the maximum amount of electrical energy (Kkw) that was being consumed at any given time during the billing cycle.
  • 16Watch this section for important announcements or notifications from your Co-op.
  • 17This section outlines the amount of electricity you consumed during the billing cycle and the charges for that usage. FEC uses a tiered rate structure, meaning you pay less when you consume less electricity.
  • 18Demand Charge: The peak demand is the maximum amount of electrical energy (Kkw) that was being consumed at any given time during the billing cycle. FEC does not currently charge for demand, but many utilities do, and FEC may develop a demand component of future electric bills.
  • 19The Basic Charge covers a portion of the Cooperative’s fixed expenses, some of which include metering, member service, universal system benefits, taxes, system maintenance, and minimum system costs.
  • 20Your total electrical charges for this billing cycle.
  • 21This section includes miscellaneous charges and credits associated with your account such as credits for participating in the Peak Time Rebate Program, connect and transfer fees, appliance rebates, new member fees, and loan payments.
  • 22This is your Flathead Electric account number.
  • 23This is the date the bill is due and the total due for the billing period before penalties are applied. If you are enrolled in Auto Pay, this box will say “AUTOPAY”.
  • 24If you are signed up for auto pay, you will see this notation on your bill. The amount of your electric bill will be deducted automatically from your designated bank account on your billing due date. Flathead Electric offers an automatic $0.50 monthly bill credit to members who use auto pay.
    If you’re signed up for Budget Billing, you’ll see “BUDGET” here. Budget Billing allows members to level their bill amounts throughout the year to help with budgeting.
  • 25Scan this QR code using your smart phone to log into your online account.
  • 26This is the email address associated with your online account. If you need to change this, log into your account.
  • 27This is your billing cycle which determines the day of the month your meter is read and your billing date each month. Flathead Electric has 6 billing cycles.