Tri-County currently supplies power to more than 6,500 meters across over 1,830 miles of line. We constantly strive to provide you the highest level of service.
Starting, discontinuing, or transferring a service?
Please contact our office at 660-457-3733 and one of our friendly member services representatives will be happy to assist you. Please be sure to have the service address for which you are inquiring about if possible. Other helpful information would be the property owner’s name, prior tenant information, meter number, or pole number. This will assure we connect or disconnect the appropriate service.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR ELECTRIC METER
Your electric meter is designed to accurately measure the amount of electricity your home is using. We understand how important accurate meter reading and billing is to our customers. The following information will help you understand how your meter works.
The electricity you buy is measured in kilowatt-hours. This measure reflects the number of kilowatts of electricity you use in a given period of time. A kilowatt is equal to 1,000 watts. If you turn on ten 100-watt light bulbs for one hour, you will use one kilowatt-hour of electricity.
The electric meter on your home measures the number of kilowatt-hours of electricity you use each month to heat your home and power your lights, water heater, refrigerator, television, clock radio and other appliances.
SOMETHING'S WRONG WITH MY METER
Think something might be wrong with your meter? Please give us a call! Tampering with an electric meter is dangerous. Touching an energized meter socket could cause serious injury or death. Meter tampering also constitutes a criminal offense, which could result in fines or imprisonment.
Tri-County Electric Cooperative collects meter readings through customer reporting and cooperative reading. If you suspect a problem with your meter, don't tamper with it! Please, call our customer service representatives at (660) 457-3733 for assistance.