Section 27-114 Same--Small general service rate.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 17894 on 11/03/2003, Section 27-114 read as follows.
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.
Type of service: The type of service shall be single-or three-phase, sixty-hertz, at one of the
department's standard service voltages.
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
(2) All kwh.... 6.19 cents per kwh
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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,