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This schedule is available to small commercial customers for services applied to single or three phase standard service voltages under the provisions of City Ordinance Section 27-114. This rate is not available to customers that exceed twenty-five (25) kW demand during June, July, August, or September.
|Minimum Customer Charge (Single-phase)||$15.60 per month|
|Minimum Customer Charge (Three-phase)||$25.70 per month|
|summer||first 500 kWh||8.0 cents per kWh|
|next 1,000 kWh||10.2 cents per kWh|
|all remaining kWh||14.07 cents per kWh|
|non-summer||first 500 kWh||8.0 cents per kWh|
|all remaining kWh||10.2 cents per kWh|
Summer months: June through September
Non-summer months: October through May
Minimum Monthly Bill: Single phase service, $15.60 per month; three phase service, $25.70 per month.
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.
Electric Space Heating Customers: For customers using electric heating as the sole means of comfort heating that 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 non-summer season for energy shall be:
High Efficiency Heat Pumps: For customers having permanently installed heat pump which is the primary source of comfort heating and which conforms to the special rules and regulations outlined in the Department Rules entitled "Heat Pump Rules and Regulations", the monthly rate per kilowatt hour billed during the non-summer season for energy shall be:
By accepting service under this rate, the customer agrees to allow the city to install, operate and maintain remote control devices (Load Management) in the equipment to manage system loads imposed by this type of equipment and to provide access as is necessary.
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 27-129).
Availability: Small commercial customers, that do not exceed twenty-five (25) KW demand during June, July, August, or September, may voluntarily be placed on a demand billing rate as follows:
|All kW (per kW)||$15.60||$12.50|
|All kWh (per kWh)||5.63 cents||4.9 cents|
Billing Demand: The maximum 30 minute KW demand measured
during the billing month, but not less than 75 percent
of the maximum billing demand during the billing months
of June, July, August and September of the preceding
11 month billing period.
RATES EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2015
This information taken from Columbia Ordinance - Chapter 27, Section 27-114. 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.