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Whether you want a predictable monthly bill, prefer a traditional rate structure or want to save money by controlling your usage, we have a rate plan for you. Click the tiles below to learn more about each options.

Rates

We offer two base rates: Energy Flex Plan and Traditional. See the table below to compare, or click on a tile to read more about each rate.

Options

In addition to our two basic rate structures, we offer optional add-ons for EV charging, levelized billing and pay-as-you-go billing.

 

Energy Flex Plan*

Traditional

Summer Period Peak Rate
3 p.m.-7 p.m., per kWh
$0.0899 first 100 kWh
$0.40/kWh excess
June-September
$0.0899
May-October
Summer Period Off-Peak Rate $0.065 $0.0899
Winter $0.065
October-May
$0.0799 (first 1,000 kWh / mo)
$0.0699 (over 1,000 kWh /mo)
November-April
Save money by avoiding peak usage  
Maximize savings from smarthome technology  
Pay the same rate any time of day  
EV Charging Rate available
Receive discounted electricity for your Level 2 charger.
SmartPay available
Pay on your schedule, any time.
 
Levelized Billing Available
Predictable monthly bills based on a 12-month rolling average.
 

*Energy Flex Plan rate is only available to Arkansas members.

Energy Flex Plan

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Ozarks Electric’s Energy Flex Plan allows you to save money by reducing your power use during high-demand times.

Ozarks Electric’s Energy Flex Plan is based on the time of day you use electricity and our cost of supplying electricity to you during that time. If you use electricity when the total used by all Ozarks Electric members is low (off-peak) your rate will be lower than the standard rate. On-peak hours or electricity used during periods of high demand will cost more than the standard rate.

When you shift your electric use to time periods of lower demand (off-peak), you can potentially save hundreds of dollars each year. Shifting your electric use to off-peak hours helps Ozarks Electric avoid peak demand charges, and we can pass those savings on to you and our members. The Energy Flex Plan is available in 2022 to the first 1,000 Arkansas members who sign up before April 1.

With our best bill guarantee, you can try the Energy Flex Plan with no risk. At the conclusion of one year of service, the member’s billing will be compared to billing for the same period under the General Service 1-phase rate. If the amount actually paid by the member is higher than what would have been paid under the General Service 1-phase rate, the member will receive a credit for the full amount of the difference. This provision will only be applied at the end of the initial year of service and will not be available in ensuing years.

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Energy Flex Quiz

Answer the questions below to see if the Energy Flex rate could be a good fit for your household.


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Traditional Rate

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With our traditional rate structure, you pay the same low rates no matter what time of day you use the most power. Choose this rate plan if you don't want to worry about limiting your energy use during certain times of the day, or have many large appliances that constantly use power.

The Traditional rate also offers billing options such as Levelized Billing and SmartPay that are not available on the Energy Flex Plan.


EV Charging Rate

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With the Electric Vehicle Charging Rate, you can save money charging your electric vehicle during the off-peak hours of 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily at a reduced rate.

To take advantage of the EV Charging Rate, you must have a Level 2 charger and program it to charge during the off-peak hours. The first 400 kWh each month are then discounted to $0.050/kWh, with excess off-peak usage billed at the standard rate.

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Considering an EV?

If you don't yet own an electric vehicle but you're interested in making the switch, you can compare models, calculate savings and more on our EV page.

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Levelized Billing

Our levelized billing plan levels your monthly payments each billing period, based on a rolling 12-month average and will change your bill only a few dollars each month. Because the impact from month to month is so small, this plan can help you better control your monthly budget.

To sign up for levelized billing, please call us at 1-800-521-6144 and a member relations representative will be happy to assist you.


SmartPay

Our pay-as-you-go billing option allows you to pay your bill how you want, when you want. With no security deposits, late or reconnection fees, SmartPay can give you great peace of mind that you are in more control of your monthly budget. Learn more about SmartPay.