Prior to the adoption of Ord. 17894 on 11/03/2003, Section 27-114 read as follows.


    (a) Application: The small general service rate shall apply to any customer, except where service is supplied to a residential dwelling unit for residential purposes, for all electric power and energy requirements. Each premises will be supplied only at one point of delivery and all electric service supplied will be measured through one meter; not available for standby, supplementary or resale service.

    (1)    This rate is not available to customers that exceed twenty-five (25) kw demand during June, July, August or September.

    (b) Type of service: The type of service shall be single-or three-phase, sixty-hertz, at one of the department's standard service voltages.

    (c) Monthly rate charge: The monthly rate per kilowatt hour shall be as follows, subject to fuel adjustments as provided in section 27-118:

    (1)    Customer charge--Single-phase service....$ 4.50 per month

        Customer charge--Three-phase service....6.34 per month

    (2)    All kwh.... 6.19 cents per kwh

    (d) Space heating: For customers using electric heating as the sole means of comfort heating who were taking service prior to the first day of the preceding June and who did not add any new electric facilities during the interim period, the monthly rate per kilowatt hour billed during the non-summer season for energy in excess of seventy-five (75) per cent of the maximum monthly kwh use in any month of the previous summer (July through September) shall be as follows:

    Per kilowatt hour.... 5.64 cents

    (e) High efficiency heat pumps: For customers having a permanently installed heat pump which is the primary source of comfort heating and which conforms to the special rules and regulations outlined in Department Rules entitled "Heat Pump Rules and Regulations", the monthly rate per kilowatt hour billed during the non-summer season for energy in excess of fifty (50) percent of the maximum monthly kwh use in any month of the previous summer (July through September) shall be as follows:

    Per kilowatt hour.... 4.5 cents

    (f) Minimum bill: The minimum bill for single-phase service, shall be four dollars and fifty cents ($4.50) per month; for three-phase service, six dollars and thirty-four cents ($6.34) per month.

    (g) In lieu of gross receipts tax payments and sales tax: In addition to the charge based on monthly rates as computed above, the total monthly charge for service shall include applicable sales taxes and an in lieu of gross receipts tax payment equal to 7.5268 per cent of the monthly rate charge. Sales taxes shall be applied to the total of the monthly rate charge and the in lieu of gross receipts tax payment.

    (h) Primary service: When the customer owns and maintains all equipment, except metering equipment, necessary to take service at thirteen thousand eight hundred (13,800) volts or higher, total rate charges will be reduced by ten cents ($0.10) times the highest thirty-minute kw demand during the billing cycle.

    (i) Primary metering: If, at the option of the department, service is metered at primary voltage the measured demand and kwh will each be decreased by two (2) per cent.

    (j) Load control: Customers under this rate, and not participating in (e) above, may receive a discount on summer bills if they elect to allow the city to install, operate and maintain load control devices on qualifying cooling equipment (see Sec. 27-129).

    (k)    Net metering credit.  Qualified customers under this rate may receive a per kWh discount for the energy supplied by a qualified net metering unit as outlined in Sec. 27-120.1.

(Code 1964, § 15.560; Ord. No. 9930, § 1, 9-6-83; Ord. No. 10167, § 1, 5-7-84; Ord. No. 13148, § 1, 10-21-91; Ord. No. 13491, § 1, 10-19-92; Ord. No. 14776, § 1, 3-4-96; Ord. No. 16185, § 1, 9-20-99)