Section 27-116 Same--Large general service.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 19877 on 04/21/2008, Section 27-116 read as follows.
Application: The large general service rate shall apply to all electric service for a premises
where the service is supplied at one point of delivery and measured through one meter and for a
period of not less than one year. This rate is not available for standby, supplementary, or resale
service or for services of less than twenty-five (25) kw demand.
(1) 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. Reevaluation of
application will be performed in October of each year.
(2) 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
Type of service: The type of service shall be 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:
kw or less
Minimum bill: The minimum bill shall be the demand charge plus the charge for energy
used during the 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 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
If there has been a significant change in operation from the previous year, the director
may reduce a customers ratchet amount to fifty percent (50%) until a new maximum billing
demand is set during the forthcoming June, July, August and September.
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 each will be decreased by two (2) per cent.
Power factor: The customer will at all times maintain a power factor of not less than
eighty-five (85) per cent lagging. If the power factor is less than eighty-five (85) per cent 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) per cent 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 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 fifteenth 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.
Monthly rate: Credit for demand shedding will be four dollars ($4.00) per month for each
kw shed consistently during the utility's system peak periods. The shedding period shall be from
June through September.
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.
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)
percent of his normal load prior to shedding).
(4) A customer participating in the
load shedding program shall remain
in the program for an initial period of one year.
Load control: Customers under this rate 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. 27-130).
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, § 15.570; Ord. No. 9930, § 1, 9-6-83; Ord. No. 13148, §
1, 10-21-91; Ord. No.
13491, § 1, 10-19-92; Ord. No. 14776, § 1, 3-4-96; Ord. No. 15978, § 1, 5-3-99; Ord.
§ 1, 9-20-99; Ord. No. 17894, § 1, 11-3-03;
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)