Electric meters are read the 1st of each month. Bills are sent out on the 10th. Payment is due by the 25th of the month. There will be a 10% penalty of all utility charges (excluding sales tax and HSU payback) on all accounts paid after the 25th of the month following billing date.
The city gets its main supply of electricity from the Western Area Power Administration with the remaining peak power being purchased from Heartland Consumers Power District. Groton has two substations, and a new remote read metering system.
Initial Hook-up Fee is $250
Service disconnect and reconnect fee is $50
Disconnection or Reconnection must be done under direct supervision by City personnel and have the fees paid before the monthly charges are discontinued.
What Types of Heat Qualifies for What Rate?
Air Source Heat Pump + Electric Backup = Full Rate
Air Source Heat Pump + Fossil Fuel = Dual Fuel Rate
Air Source Heat Pump with no backups = Full Rate
Geo Thermal + 10 KW Electric Backup = Geo Thermal Rate
Geo Thermal + 10 KW Electric Backup + Fossil Fuel = Dual Fuel Rate
Geo Thermal + Fossil Fuel = Dual Fuel Rate
Geo Thermal with no backups = Full Rate
Plenum Heater + Fossil Fuel = Dual Fuel Rate
Preapproved Heat Storage = Dual Fuel Rate
Fossil Fuel includes propane, natural gas, or fuel oil.
Qualified Electric Heat
220 Electric heat hardwired to the panel
No. 110 Heat or Air Conditioner qualifies for reduced rate
City supplies receiver, meter, and CT meter socket if needed
Customer pays for installation of receiver, meter, meter socket and anything else related to load management. Customer also pays for relays and relay box if needed.
Heated Garage - you can get a Dual Fuel Rate with the following stipulations - Customer pays for all costs to get hooked up to Dual Fuel. This includes meter, meter socket, receiver, etc... If unable to connect to the heat panel or main house dual fuel meter and receiver or house does not have a Dual Fuel System. It will be controlled at a dual fuel rate, no exceptions. (Can be turned off for several hours at a time during the peak times.)
For residents looking for rent and/or utility assistance that have suffered an unforeseen financial hardship:
For residents looking for assistance with their water/wastewater utility bill:
SD DSS (South Dakota Department of Social Services)