Residential Terms of Service and Conditions

The undersigned (hereafter called the Applicant) hereby applies for membership in and agrees to purchase electric energy from Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (hereinafter called the Cooperative), upon the terms and conditions listed below.

  1. The Applicant agrees to comply with this Application and with, as they currently exist or as they are later adopted or amended, the Cooperative’s Governing Documents. As used herein, the “Governing Documents” shall be the Cooperative’s: (a) articles of incorporation; (b) bylaws; (c) service rules and regulations; (d) rate or price schedules; and (e) rules, regulations, and actions adopted, taken, or approved by the Cooperative’s board of directors. The acceptance of this application shall constitute a contract for electric service between Applicant and the Cooperative, in accordance with the terms specified in the Governing Documents. Applicant warrants that all information in this application is true and complete and is made for the purpose of having the Cooperative supply electrical service to the service address specified. Copies of the Governing Documents, which are on file in the Cooperative’s principal office in Jefferson and available on the Cooperative’s website, have been furnished to Applicant or made available to Applicant, and are incorporated into this Application to the same effect as though fully set forth herein.
  2. The Applicant will pay to the Cooperative a membership fee and connection fee and expressly agrees that the Cooperative may, prior to the acceptance of this application, use the fees for investigation, engineering survey and/or setting up records for the location in the Applicant's name. The fee will be returned only if the Cooperative is unable to serve the location or if the application is cancelled prior to survey, or establishment of records.
  3. The Applicant authorizes the Cooperative to obtain information about Applicant, and to verify any information provided by Applicant, and to make, use or provide credit reports to or from credit reporting agencies and others. Applicant agrees to deposit with the Cooperative such consumer’s deposit as may be required by the Governing Documents. The deposit shall not bear interest. The Applicant authorizes the Cooperative to allocate any payment, deposit or membership fee received from the Applicant to any, or all, of the Applicant’s accounts with the Cooperative. Any portion of the deposit(s) that is not applied to payment of bills or other amounts due the Cooperative shall be refunded to Applicant in accordance with the Governing Documents.
  4. The Applicant will, when electric energy becomes available and the meter is installed, purchase from the Cooperative all central station electric energy used on the premises and agrees to pay for the goods and services provided by the Cooperative in the manner, and at the rates, charges, and fees established in accordance with the Governing Documents.
  5. The Applicant represents and warrants that all premises served by the Cooperative and owned or occupied by Applicant are, and shall remain, wired in accordance with the specifications of the National Electric Code, any applicable state code or local government ordinances, and with any directives of the Cooperative.
  6. The Applicant hereby grants to the Cooperative all necessary easements and rights to construct, operate, maintain and repair its lines and all equipment connected or used in connection with the extension of service requested by the undersigned upon, along, across, over, and under said premises. All service lines supplying the undersigned with electric energy and all meters, switches and other equipment (sometimes hereinafter collectively referred to as “facilities”) constructed on or installed by the Cooperative in, on, or under said premises, shall at all times be and remain the sole property of the Cooperative.
  7. The Applicant agrees to allow the Cooperative access to Applicant’s premises to inspect, install, maintain, use, repair and replace the Cooperative’s facilities, and to perform right-of-way clearing, and conveys to the Cooperative the right of ingress and egress at all times for said purposes.
  8. The Applicant gives prior express written consent to receive certain telephone calls from the Cooperative that provide alerts, warnings, and courtesy calls and information about the electric account as well as notifications concerning scheduled work in the area and outage information.
  9. The Applicant shall be enrolled in Operation Round Up® (“ORU”) which rounds up the bill to the next whole dollar, for local charitable purposes. However, if the member wishes not to participate, the cooperative will remove ORU participation upon receipt of notification by the member.
  10. The Applicant acknowledges that electric service may be disconnected, established and restored remotely, and Applicant must ensure all electric appliances, and the premises in general, are rendered in a condition safe to be energized upon receipt of payment, restoration of facilities, or other reason prompting re-initiation of electric service.
  11. The Cooperative is a non-profit cooperative and may allocate to Applicant patronage capital (“Capital Credits”) in accordance with the Governing Documents. The Applicant authorizes the Cooperative to deduct, recoup, or set-off any amount of Capital Credits that may become payable to the Applicant in partial or full satisfaction of any debt Applicant may have to the Cooperative. The Applicant hereby: (a) grants to the Cooperative a security interest in Applicant’s past, present and future rights to the Capital Credits, and (b) authorizes the Cooperative to file a financing statement perfecting said security interest.
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