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#6866904 - 08/23/17 11:06 PM Hooking up electric at lease
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Acquired additional land, has a barn, electric pole and meter. A well also.

I spoke to land owner, he said I could hook it up in my name. He said to contact new era electric in Athens.

A few questions.
1. General cost to start up with meter and pole already in place.
2. What does this run y'all per year, we do not have a camp over there. Will just use time to time.
3. Do y'all make leasee's pay per year?

Who knows about wells? I looked down there and water about 25 feet down, well built iMarch 1918.
Anything I should look for or avoid?

Thank You

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#6866905 - 08/23/17 11:15 PM Re: Hooking up electric at lease [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Our electric runs about $25 a month when we are not there, during season it can fluctuate from $35 to $45 depending how many are in and out of the gate. We are on Coleman County Electric Cooperative. When we started it was a deposit down and that was it. We have a cabin with a fridge, freezer that run all of the time. TV's radios lights etc for when we are there.
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#6866914 - 08/23/17 11:38 PM Re: Hooking up electric at lease [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Since I am the person who does most everything,
Do they email me a bill or can I check online, since I don't have a mailbox out there.....

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#6866932 - 08/24/17 12:28 AM Re: Hooking up electric at lease [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
They mail the bills to my house in town.
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#6866956 - 08/24/17 05:50 AM Re: Hooking up electric at lease [Re: Roll-Tide]
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wood county coop charges me a flat rate for the meter and bills actual use at lake fork.
I pay online, you should be able to set up the acct. then check billing/pay online.
wcec (coop) also sends me a bill to the ranch up here.

I normally pay 100.00 at a time, about every 3 months.
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#6867119 - 08/24/17 09:10 AM Re: Hooking up electric at lease [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Compared to the other costs of a lease your electric bill will be a rounding error...
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#6867133 - 08/24/17 09:20 AM Re: Hooking up electric at lease [Re: Roll-Tide]
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I use Jack County co-op and it is pretty much for the trailer only and every now and then the BoomBox gets to rocking & rolling grin
They send the bill to our Dallas residence and I think there is a flat $7.00 a month plus usage, usually around $17.00 a month total.


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#6867749 - 08/24/17 06:27 PM Re: Hooking up electric at lease [Re: Roll-Tide]
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We had a power pole and breaker box ready to go at our old place in Throckmorton County. Power co-op had to come out and put in a transformer and set a meter. I think they charged us around $800 to do that. This was in 2011.

But it sure was nice having AC and just leaving your groceries in the fridge/freezer from weekend to weekend.

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#6868243 - 08/25/17 09:24 AM Re: Hooking up electric at lease [Re: Roll-Tide]
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18 years ago, I bought a meter and pole for my ranch in Val Verde County. Cost me $75 and Rio Grande Electric set the pole while bringing electricity to my cabin at no charge. Went years with $11/mo. elec bill. Now, RGEC has added an "Availability Charge" to my bill which is now $54/mo.
I run 1 refrigerator, year round. There are several hundred wind generator windmills within 5 miles of the ranch. I am trying to figure out how to switch providers..

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#6869056 - 08/25/17 08:53 PM Re: Hooking up electric at lease [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Check to see if the local electric co-op adds a higher account fee for customers who don't use much power. Houston County Co-op started doing this several years ago for deer hunters and others who use very little power in an effort to cover maintenance costs. If your local co-op follows this practice, don't let it be known to them that you're using power for a deer camp to avoid paying the higher account fee.
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#6869178 - 08/25/17 11:00 PM Re: Hooking up electric at lease [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Good info...Thanks Dan

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#6869632 - 08/26/17 02:58 PM Re: Hooking up electric at lease [Re: Roll-Tide]
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I have a ranch on that same coop out of Athens, called Trinty Valley Electric Coop. My shop has a $25./month minumim. They did not charge me anything to set one pole and transformer. The power line was already near by. If you set more than 1 pole then you pay. Just built a new home out there and they ran underground to house from pole to house at no charge, but they did not have to go far.

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