Chapter 27 UTILITIES*
Section 27-119 Same-Data transfer and communication equipment structure rate.
(a) Availability. Upon application
and by approval of the director, the data transfer and
communication equipment structure rate is available for limited electrical service to data transfer
and communication equipment. To qualify for this rate, the customer shall have at least one (1)
metered data transfer and communication equipment shelter of similar size containing similar
data transfer and communications equipment and the customer shall agree to allow the director or
the directors designee access to the equipment, shelter, and records related to the equipment
shelter for purposes of audits and inspections. The director shall only approve the application
this rate to a customers data transfer and communication equipment structure when the director,
in the directors sole discretion, determines:
1. The electrical service is to be used by data transfer and
communication equipment housed
within an exterior structure that is no greater than twenty-four (24) cubic feet in size;
2. Based upon metered data of a similarly sized structure with
the similar data transfer and
communications equipment, the estimated daily electrical usage for each piece of equipment
contained within the exterior structure is less than three (3) kWh;
3. That it is a benefit to the utility not to install a meter
for the service; and
4. That the service shall not include lighting of the exterior
structure or premises.
(b) Type of service. The type
of service shall be single-or three-phase, sixty-hertz, at one of
the department's standard service voltages.
(c) Calculation of estimated usage. For each exterior structure containing data transfer and
communications equipment, the director or the directors designee shall estimate usage based
upon metered usage of similar equipment.
(d) Monthly rate charge. The
monthly rate per kilowatt hour shall be as follows, subject to
fuel adjustment as provided in section 27-118:
Customer charge $10.85 per month
Cost per kWh 9.44 cents per kWh
(e) Minimum monthly bill. The minimum
bill for single- or three-phase service shall be ten
dollars and eighty-five cents ($10.85) per month.
(f) Payment in lieu of taxes 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 the
current in lieu of gross receipts tax payment. Sales taxes shall be applied to the total of the
monthly rate charge and the in lieu of gross receipts tax payment.
(Ord. No. 21752, § 1, 7-15-13)
(Ord. 21752, Amended, 07/15/2013, Prior Text)