said by iansltx:I completely understand this. I believe my electric company charges me a $2-3 fee every month just to have a connection. This is reasonable to me.
Some utilities just have a monthly fee no matter what, in addition to KwH usage. CTEC (local electric cooperative) charges $22.50 per month per meter plus X cents per KwH based on market conditions (their cost), plus another X cents per KwH as a distribution charge (around 2.7 cents iirc).