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This schedule is available to large general service customers for a period of not less than 1 year. Customers that exceed twenty-five (25) kW demand during June, July, August, or September will automatically be placed on this rate for a period of one year. Customers that exceed seven hundred fifty (750) kw demand during June, July, August, or September will automatically be removed from this rate and placed on the Industrial Service Rate for a period of one year. Reevaluation of application will be performed in October of each year.
|Monthly Customer Charge||$45.00||$45.00|
|Minimum demand charge - 25 kW or less||$360.00||$270.00|
|All additional kW (per kW)||$15.60||$12.50|
|All kWh (per kWh)||5.63 cents||4.90 cents|
Billing Demand: The maximum 30 minute kw demand measured during the billing month, but not less than 75% of the maximum billing demand during the billing months of June, July, August and September of the preceding 11 month billing period.
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% 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.
Fuel Adjustment: The fuel adjustment rider applies to all KWH consumption billed on this schedule.
Power Factor: The customer will at all times maintain a power factor of not less than eighty-five (85) percent lagging. If the power factor is less than eighty-five (85) percent and the customer does not expeditiously take corrective action, the department can, at its option, discontinue service or can install necessary corrective equipment on its lines to improve the customer's power factor to at least eighty-five (85) percent and will charge the customer for the total installed cost for same (including material, labor and overhead costs) or can make an equal charge (on an estimated basis) as a contribution towards the cost of corrective facilities to be installed elsewhere in its system.
Load Management: Customers under this rate may receive a 2% discount during the summer months if they elect to allow the city to install, operate and maintain load control devices on qualifying cooling equipment (see section 27-130).
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. Large general service 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 from one (1) account is two hundred fifty (250) kw and above during the summer months of July and August and whose billing demand from multiple accounts is one thousand (1,000) kw and above during the summer months of July and August. Customers participating in this program shall not participate in the load control program. More specific terms of the load shedding program shall be defined in a separate agreement between the customer and the city.
Monthly rate: Credit for demand shedding will be computed as follows:
Metering: The utility will install all recording demand meters to measure the customer's energy load during the periods the utility requests the customer to reduce the load. The utility shall pay for the first meter installed. Customer shall be responsible for all costs associated with all other recording demand meters installed by the utility for the customer's participation in the program. Customer, at customer's expense, shall also be responsible for installing and maintaining a telephone line connection to each meter for use by the utility.
Demand reduction: The customer shall receive a credit on the customer's monthly bill beginning in October of each year based on the customer demand shedding performance (not to exceed fifty (50) percent of customer's load prior to shedding, as defined in the agreement).
A customer participating in the load shedding program shall remain in the program for an initial period of one (1) year.
Interruptible Service Rate:
Monthly rate charge:The monthly rate per kilowatt hour shall be as follows, subject to fuel adjustments as provided in section 27-118:
|Customer charge (per month)||$60.00||$60.00|
|Demand charge (per kilowatt)||$10.08||$8.07|
|Energy charge (per kilowatt hour)||$0.0469||$0.0438|
Rates Effective June 1, 2015
This information taken from Columbia Ordinance - Chapter 27, Section 27-114 and 27-115. The City Council has the sole authority to set rates and charges for Columbia Water & Light services. The city reviews these rates and charges annually.