Prior to the adoption of Ord. 20807 on 12/06/2010, Section 27-117 read as follows.


    (a) Available: All large commercial customers that exceed seven hundred fifty (750) kw during June, July, August or September shall be placed on the Industrial Service Rate. The rate is not available for temporary, standby, breakdown, supplementary or resale service.

    (b) Application: The industrial service rate shall apply to all electric service for a premises where the service is supplied at one (1) point of delivery and measured through one (1) meter.

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


Summer  
Non-Summer  
(1)  
Demand charge:  
a.  
Minimum demand charge 750 kw or less....  
$14,887.50  
$11,910.00  
b.  
All additional kw (per kw)....  
19.85  
15.88  
(2)  
Energy charge:  
All kwh (per/kwh)....  
0.04434  
0.038  


    (d) Minimum monthly bill: The demand charge plus the charge for energy used during the month .

    (e) 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.

    (f)     Billing demand: The maximum thirty-minute kw demand measured during the billing month, but not less than seventy-five (75) per cent of the maximum billing demand during the billing months of June, July, August and September of the preceding eleven-month billing period.   If there has been a significant change in operation from the previous year, the director may reduce a customer’s ratchet amount to fifty percent (50%) until a new maximum billing demand is set during the forthcoming June, July, August and September.

    (g) 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.

    (h) 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.

    (i) Power factor: Customer will at all times maintain a power factor of not less than ninety (90) per cent lagging. If power factor is less than ninety (90) per cent, the measured kw demand will be multiplied by the ratio of ninety (90) per cent divided by the actual power factor to determine the adjusted measured demand to be used for determination of billing demand. The department may, at its option, use for adjustment the power factor determined:

    (1)    By test during periods of maximum demand; or

    (2)    By measurement of the average monthly power factor.

    (j) Load Shedding Program: Any industrial service customer may elect to reduce electrical consumption when requested to do so by the utility during load shedding periods. Customers who wish to participate in the utility's load shedding program shall inform the utility in writing no later than April fifteenth of each year. The application of this service will be limited to customers whose billing demand is seven hundred fifty (750) kw and above. More specific terms of the load shedding program shall be defined in a separate agreement between the customer and the city.

    (1)     Monthly rate: Credit for demand shedding will be three ($3.00)  per month for each kw shed consistently during the utility's system peak periods. The shedding period shall be from June through September.

    (2)    Metering: The utility will install a recording demand meter to measure the customer's energy load during the periods the utility requests the customer to reduce the load.

    (3)    Demand reduction: The customer shall receive a credit on his monthly bill beginning in October of each year based on the customer demand shedding ability (not to exceed fifty (50) per cent of his normal load prior to shedding).

    (4)    Customer participating in the load shedding program shall remain in the program for an initial period of one year.

    (k) Thermal Storage Rider.

    (1)    Available: The thermal storage rider is available to any customer receiving electric service under the industrial service rate that has installed thermal storage facilities approved by the utility as being capable of sustaining at least 500 KW in equivalent thermal capacity for continued load reduction for a minimum of eight hours .

    (2)    Energy charge: Energy supplied for the period beginning 12:00 midnight and ending at 6:00 a.m. shall be charged at the rate of  3.07 cents per kwh. Energy charged at this rate will not be subject to the fuel adjustment allowance in section 27-118.

    (3)    Demand charge: As set forth in separate agreement between the utility and customer, for a period of twenty (20)  hours each day the monthly measured demand will be excluded for the purpose of the billing of demand as set forth in subsection (f) while under this rider.   Measured demand period will exclude Saturday and Sunday of each week.

(4)     Billing demand: The maximum thirty-minute kw demand measured during the billing month, but not less than seventy-five (75)  percent of the maximum billing demand during the billing months of June, July, August and September of the preceding eleven (11) months. If there has been a significant change in operation from the previous year, the director may reduce a customer's ratchet amount to fifty (50) per cent until a new maximum billing demand is set during the forthcoming June, July, August and September.

    (5)    Metering: The customer will provide the city a dedicated private phone line for the installation and operation of remote reading/recording demand and energy meters to measure the time of day readings necessary for monitoring loads and billing.

    (6)    Load shedding program: The load shedding program does not apply to the thermal storage rider.

     (7)    Contract: Customers wishing to receive service on the thermal storage rider must first enter into an agreement with the city that includes provisions concerning:  emergency use of the system; a description of the thermal storage system; listed hours in which demand charges are excluded; and length of the term of the contract.

    (8)    In lieu of gross receipts tax payments and sales tax: In addition to the charge based on the rates set forth in this subsection, the total monthly charge for service shall include applicable sales taxes and an in lieu of gross receipts tax payment equal to 7.5268 percent 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.

    (l) Off-Peak Discount.

    (1)    Available: The off-peak discount is available to any customer receiving electric service under the industrial service rate that has a load factor at or in excess of seventy-five (75) percent of their summer peak load.  The load factor will be calculated using the customer’s highest one-half hour kw demand that is coincident with the annual system peak of the electric utility.  Qualifying customers must notify the water and light department, in writing, that the customer wants to receive the off-peak discount.

(2)    Energy charge: Energy supplied for the period beginning 12:00 midnight and ending at 6:00 a.m. shall be charged at the rate of  3.15 cents per kwh. Energy charged at this rate will not be subject to the fuel adjustment allowance in section 27-118.

    (3)    Demand charge: During the hours beginning 10:00 p.m. and ending the following 9:00 a.m., the monthly measured demand will be excluded for the purpose of the billing of demand as set forth in subsection (f) while under this rider.

    (4)    Metering: The customer will provide the city a dedicated private phone line for the installation and operation of remote reading/recording demand and energy meter to measure the time of day readings necessary for monitoring loads and billing.

    (5)    Load shedding program: In addition to the demand and energy provisions of this rider, the customer shall be eligible for the demand discount outlined in subsection (j) for each kilowatt of demand reduced during load shedding periods. Credits, metering and demand reduction limits from subsection (j) shall apply. Customers receiving the off-peak discount are not eligible for the demand discount outlined in subsection (j).

(6)    In lieu of gross receipts tax payments and sales tax: In addition to the charge based on the rates set forth in this subsection, the total monthly charge for service shall include applicable sales taxes and an in lieu of gross receipts tax payment equal to 7.5268 percent 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.

(Code 1964, § 15.580; Ord. No. 9930, § 1, 9-6-83; Ord. No. 10458, § 1, 2-18-85; Ord. No. 13148, § 1, 10-21-91; Ord. No. 13748, § 1, 7-19-93; Ord. No. 14776, § 1, 3-4-96; Ord. No. 15572, § 1, 4-20-98; Ord. No. 15978, § 1, 5-3-99; Ord. No. 16185, § 1, 9-20-99; Ord. No. 17651, § 1, 4-21-03; Ord. No. 18220, § 1, 9-20-04; Ord. No. 18689, § 1, 9-19-05; Ord. No. 19212, § 1, 9-18-06;  Ord. No. 19681, § 1, 9-17-07; Ord. No. 19877, § 1, 4-21-08; Ord. No. 20051, § 1, 9-15-08; Ord. No. 20417, § 1, 9-21-09;  Ord. No. 20742, § 1, 9-20-10)