DME provides affordable rates to all its customers because we provide revenue-neutral power, which means we are driven only by the mission to serve our customers and the community, not to generate revenue. DME only charges for power that is purchased and the cost to deliver it to residents.
Keeping energy costs affordable helps provide long-term stability for our community, and that’s what public power is all about. Here are some of the ways we achieve affordability:
- Establishing rates using citizen-controlled boards that hold public meetings.
- Financing CIP projects and improvements with municipal revenue bonds that are exempt from federal income tax.