SWEC Demo Bill Southwest Electric is one of the forty not-for-profit, member-owned, electric cooperatives in Missouri; providing an improved quality of life through the freedom of electricity. This message box provides you with current news and information regarding your cooperative. This is the first name listed when the application for service was signed. This is a written notice regarding how and when your account could become subject to disconnection. This is a helpful electric usage section.  The electric usage history of your account is provided here to help you track and better control your electric usage. This is the amount of your current month’s bill.  This does NOT include the prior balance, if applicable. This is the primary telephone number currently on your account.  It is very important for this number to be correct, for two reasons.  One, it is used during large scale power outages to automatically record your outage.  Second, if you don’t know your account number, we can use your phone number to access your account information in our system. For faster service, please have your account number handy when calling Southwest Electric. This is the first and last day the meter was read for the current billing cycle. This is how many days were included in the current billing cycle. This is the rate class your service is in.  For example, 100 = residential, 101 = agriculture, 200 = commercial, 300 = demand, etc. This is the, beginning and ending, meter readings for the current billing cycle. The demand charge is only applicable for 3 phase accounts.  If you have a rate class of 300 you will have a demand charge. For most members, this number will be a 1.  This means your meter reading is multiplied by one.  For larger users, such as businesses, farms and other large services, the multiplier may be a number such as 40 or larger.  In this case the meter only read 1/40th of the usage therefore it must be multiplied by 40 to determine the correct usage. This is the date the current bill was figured. This is a written notice alerting you of a prior balance; which has gone unpaid and your meter is subject to disconnection at anytime.  To avoid disconnection, you should contact any of our office’s immediately to make a payment or a payment arrangement. Shows any unpaid balance or credit on your account at the time it was billed. This is the amount of kilowatt hours used in the current billing cycle.  A kilowatt is the basic measure of electric energy.  1 kilowatt = 1000 watts.  A 100 watt light bulb that burns for 10 hours uses one kilowatt of electricity. This is the meter’s serial number.  It is the bold, eight or nine digit, number inside the glass dome of the meter. The location number is how we find your service pole on our mapping system during power outages. The service address is the physical address of your service.  If you have multiple accounts this is a great way to help you to keep track of them. The Availability Charge is a flat fee, to recover a portion of the cost required to deliver power to your meter, whether any power is used or not. The Energy Charge is the cost of all electricity used during the billing cycle. For the rate structure, visit the Rate Structure and Fees page of our website. Any applicable tax (county/city/franchise/state/etc.) will appear here. Shows any unpaid balance or credit on your account at the time it was billed. This is the amount of your current month’s bill.  This does NOT include the prior balance, if applicable. This is the amount of all charges due.  Please remember, the due date does not apply to the prior balance, the prior balance is due immediately. This is the amount due if payment is received after the due date.  Please remember, the due date does not apply to the prior balance, the prior balance is due immediately. This is the amount of all charges due.  Please remember, this due date does not apply to the prior balance, the prior balance is due immediately. If any of your contact information has changed, please use the space provided on the reverse side of this remittance to enter any updates so that we may keep your records up-to-date and accurate. This shows all names on the account as well as the mailing address.  To make a name change, please do not use the back of this remittance; call any of our offices for further assistance. This is the amount of all charges due.  Please remember, this due date does not apply to the prior balance, the prior balance is due immediately. This is Southwest Electric’s mailing address. This is the amount due if payment is received after the due date.  Please remember, the due date does not apply to the prior balance, the prior balance is due immediately. This bar code is used by our payment processing system to automatically post your payment to your account.  Doing this allows Southwest Electric to maintain a high level of efficiency and help keep costs down.