Section 110-492; Ord. 20417; Amending Chapter 27 of the City Code as it relates to electric rates


Ordinance No. 20417                            Council Bill No. B 266-09

     AN ORDINANCE

amending Chapter 27 of the City Code as it relates to electric rates; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.    Chapter 27 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri, is hereby amended as follows:

Material to be deleted in strikeout; material to be added underlined.

Sec. 27-112. Same--Residential service rate.

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    (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    $ 6.56 6.95 per month

    (2)    Energy charge

        Summer:
    
            First 750 kwh     8.75 9.275 cents per kwh

            Next 1,250 kwh     11.81 12.637 cents per kwh

            All remaining kwh     12.69 13.642 cents per kwh

        Nonsummer:

            First 750 kwh     8.75 9.275 cents per kwh

            All remaining kwh     10.06 10.764 cents per kwh

        Except when the customer has permanently installed in a living area a minimum of five (5) kilowatts of utility-approved electric space heating equipment which is the sole source of comfort heating (except decorative fireplaces) for the area(s) to be heated, the rate per kwh for the non-summer season will be:

            First 750 kwh     8.75 9.275 cents per kwh

            All remaining kwh     7.0 7.35 cents per kwh

    (d)      Minimum: The minimum monthly rate charge shall be six dollars and fifty-six cents ($6.56) six dollars and ninety-five cents ($6.95).

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Sec. 27-113. Same--Residential heat pump rate.

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

        Customer charge    $ 6.56 6.95 monthly

        All kwh above 750 kwh     6.56 6.888 cents per kwh

The monthly rate would apply to permanently installed heat pumps for the non-summer season.

    (d)      Minimum: The minimum monthly rate charge shall be six dollars and fifty-six cents ($6.56) six dollars and ninety-five cents ($6.95).

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Sec. 27-114. Same--Small general service rate.

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    (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    $ 6.56 6.95 per month

        Three-phase service     8.85 9.30 per month

    (2)    Energy charge:
    
        Summer:
    
            First 1500 kwh     8.453 9.036 cents per kwh

            All remaining kwh     10.989 11.747 cents per kwh

        Nonsummer:

            All kwh     8.453 9.036 cents per kwh

    (d)      Space heating: For customers using electric heating as the sole means of comfort heating, the monthly rate per kilowatt hour billed during the non-summer season shall be as follows:

        First 1,500 kwh     8.453 9.036 cents per kwh

        All remaining kwh     8.03 8.13 cents per kwh

    (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 shall be as follows:

        First 1,500 kwh     8.453 9.036 cents per kwh

        All remaining kwh     6.763 7.68 cents per kwh

    (f)      Minimum bill: The minimum bill for single-phase service, shall be six dollars and fifty-six cents ($6.56) six dollars and ninety-five cents ($6.95) per month; for three-phase service, eight dollars and eighty-five cents ($8.85) nine dollars and thirty cents ($9.30) per month.

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    (l)      Optional rate schedule: Customers in this rate class may voluntarily be placed on a demand billing rate as follows:

    (1)    Demand charge:

        Summer    All kw at $ 14.43 14.79 per kw

        Non-Summer    All kw at $ 11.54 11.83 per kw


    (2)    Energy charge:

        Summer    All kwh at $ 5.2164 5.4 per kwh

        Non-Summer    All kwh at $ 4.536 4.697 per kwh

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Sec. 27-115. Same--Interruptible service rate.

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    (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:

        Summer    $ 55.00 per kw

        Non-Summer    $ 55.00 per kw

    (2)    Demand Charge (per kilowatt):

        Summer    $ 7.70 8.48

        Non-Summer    $ 6.16 6.78

    (3)    Energy charge (per kilowatt hour):

        Summer    $ 0.03381 0.0372

        Non-Summer    $ 0.03234 0.0356

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Sec. 27-116. Same--Large general service.

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    (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
Demand charge:
Minimum demand charge--25 kw or less....
$ 360.75 369.75
$ 288.50 295.75
All additional kw (per kw)....
14.43 14.79
11.54 11.83
Energy charge:
All kwh (per kwh)....
0.052164 0.054
0.04536 0.04697

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    (j)      Load shedding program: Any large general 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 15 of each year. The application of this service will be limited to customers whose billing demand is two hundred fifty (250) kw and above during the summer months. 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 four dollars ($4.00) three dollars ($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.

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Sec. 27-117. Same--Industrial service rate.

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    (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....
$ 14,100.00 14,595.00
$ 11,280.00 11,677.50
b.
All additional kw (per kw)....
18.80 19.46
15.04 15.57
(2)
Energy charge:
All kwh (per/kwh)....
0.042 0.04347
0.036015 0.03728

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    (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 15 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 four dollars ($4.00) 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.

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(k)      Thermal storage rider.

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    (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 2.8224 2.922 cents per kwh. Energy charged at this rate will not be subject to the fuel adjustment allowance in section 27-118.

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(l)      Off-peak discount.

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    (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 2.8224 2.992 cents per kwh. Energy charged at this rate will not be subject to the fuel adjustment allowance in section 27-118.

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Sec. 27-129. Discount for direct load control--Residential service rate and small general service rate.

    A five (5) three (3) percent discount shall be offered on the customer charge and usage, net of fuel adjustment, and before taxes are applied on service used during summer as defined in section 27-16 for electric service provided under the residential service rate (section 27-112), and the small general service rate (section 27-114) when the customer receiving such service allows the city to install and operate a radio-controlled switching device on the customer's air-conditioning or heat pump equipment, subject to the following conditions:

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Sec. 27-130. Same--Large general service.

    A discount shall be offered on service used during summer as defined in section 27-16 for electric service provided under the large general service (section 27-116) when the customer receiving such service allows the city to install and operate a radio-controlled switching device on the customer's air-conditioning or heat pump equipment, subject to the following conditions:

     (1)    A five (5) three (3) percent discount shall be offered on the customer charge and usage, net of fuel adjustment, and before taxes.

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    SECTION 2.    The new rates established in this ordinance shall be applied to utility bills beginning with the first complete cycle billed after October 1, 2009.

    SECTION 3.    This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

    PASSED this 21st day of September, 2009