Deposits

Since electrical service is used prior to its billing, all new accounts are subject to deposits.

Security deposits for residential customers who are new to Lewis County PUD will be determined based on the results of a personal credit check utilizing the ONLINE Utility Exchange™ Report.

It may be determined by the District that a deposit is required to ensure payment for any and all charges associated with service. The determination may result from but is not limited to; customers’ delinquencies in payment of billings, bankruptcy, adverse credit references, and fraudulent or unauthorized use of services.

The amount of the deposit shall be determined by the District at its sole discretion and in accordance with the Miscellaneous Charges for Customers Policy.

Deposits are not considered prepaid revenue.

Deposits refunds will be processed in accordance with the Miscellaneous Charges for Customers Policy.

The District may require a deposit or advance for services/materials in an amount sufficient to cover all costs and risks associated with providing service.

Service Fees

It is the policy of the District to charge for, and collect fees from, customers for expenses caused by and attributable to those customers. Miscellaneous charges include:

  • $10 – Account Set-up Charge
  • $200 – Deposit (minimum)
  • $100 – Engineering Application Fee
  • $500 – Facilities (meter) Tampering Charge (minimum)
  • $50 – Field Call Collection Charge
  • $50 – Field Service Charge
  • $20 – Late Payment Charge
  • 3% – Industrial Account Late Payment ($20 Minimum)
  • $50 – Meter Access Charge
  • $100 – Meter Disconnect Charge
  • $200 – Reconnect Charge (outside service hours)
  • $30 – Returned Check Charge
  • $3.00 per amp – System Capacity Charge, Single Phase
  • $6.00 per amp – System Capacity Charge, Three Phase
  • $100 – Unauthorized Disconnect/Reconnect Charge

For more information on service charges, please review the 2021 Customer Informational Brochure.

Business Hours

Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM excluding observed holidays and posted office closures.

Service Hours

Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM excluding observed holidays and posted office closures.


Lewis County PUD Rate Schedule

RESIDENTIAL AND FARM SERVICE (NON-COMMERCIAL)

Resolution No. 2899, effective January 1, 2021

AVAILABILITY:

This schedule is available to District customers in single family residences. Service is to be constructed according to the District’s Line Extension Policy and Residential Service Requirements.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE:

Service shall be single phase, 60 cycle, alternating current at nominal 120/240 volts.

RATE:

            $0.95 per day basic charge, plus

            $0.06755 per kilowatt hour

TAX ADDITIONS:

The above rate is subject to any form of applicable tax hereafter imposed by any municipal, state or federal
taxing body, in accordance with provisions of Schedule X-2.

RELATED DOCUMENTS:

LIGHTING AND POWER SERVICE

Resolution No. 2899, effective January 1, 2021

AVAILABILITY:

This schedule is available to District customers for lighting and power purposes.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE:

Service to be furnished under this schedule shall be single phase or three phase, at voltages available by the District.

Service is to be constructed according to the District’s Line Extension Policy and Service Requirements.

RATE:

Basic Charge:

$0.95 per day for single phase and $1.57 per day for three phase, plus

Energy Charge:

$0.06755 for the first 15,000 kilowatt hours per month, plus
$0.05214 for consumption over 15,000 kilowatt hours per month, plus

Demand Charge:

First 50 kilowatts of measured demand – no demand charge
$6.03 per kilowatt of demand for amounts above 50 kilowatts

MINIMUM CHARGE:

The minimum charge is the basic charge for the billing period.

DETERMINATION OF DEMAND:

Demand is determined by a demand meter.
Demand for the billing period is the greatest fifteen-minute average kilowatt delivery rounded to the nearest kilowatt for the billing period. Five-minute demand interval billing may be used at the discretion of the District.

POWER FACTOR:

This rate is subject to Schedule 82.

TAX ADDITIONS:

The above rate is subject to any form of applicable tax hereafter imposed by any municipal, state or federal taxing body, in accordance with provisions of Schedule X-2.

RELATED DOCUMENTS:

GREEN POWER RATE

Resolution No. 2899, effective January 1, 2020

AVAILABILITY:

This schedule is available to District customers served by Schedule 7 and/or Schedule 20.

MONTHLY CHARGE:

The monthly reoccurring charge for 100 kilowatt-hour blocks shall be in addition to the customer’s schedule 7 and/or 20 charges. Energy blocks will be met with renewable resources. The customer shall designate the level of participation at the rate of:

$2.00 per Block

ENROLLMENT:

The District will not accept enrollments for accounts that have a payment agreements in effect or have received one or more disconnect notices within the last 12 months.

GENERAL PROVISIONS:

The District may limit customer participation based on resource availability. “Renewable resources” includes wind generation, solar, biomass, landfill gas, low impact hydro and geothermal energy sources used to produce electric power.

TERM OF AGREEMENT:

Service under this schedule may be terminated at any time with changes going into effect after the next regularly scheduled meter reading.

TAX ADDITIONS:

The above rate is subject to any form of applicable tax hereafter imposed by any municipal, state or federal taxing body, in accordance with provisions of Schedule X-2.

RELATED DOCUMENTS:

PRIMARY POWER SERVICE

Resolution No. 2899, effective January 1, 2021

AVAILABILITY:

Service is available to District customers at primary voltages of 7.2 KV where the connected load is in excess of 1,000 kw. Customers may be subject to the New and Increased Large Load (NAILL) policy.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE:

Service under this Schedule is three phase, at a primary voltage specified by the District. Energy and demand amounts will be measured at or near the point(s) of delivery.

RATE:

            Energy Charge:

  • $0.04542 per kilowatt hour, plus

            Demand Charge:

  • $5.41 per kilowatt per month of heavy load hour (HLH) billing demand
  • $3.18 per kilowatt per month for each kilowatt the light load hour (LLH) billing demand exceeds the HLH billing demand

            Demand Charge (Customer-owned transmission and distribution facilities):

  • $3.06 per kilowatt per month of heavy load hour (HLH) billing demand
  • $1.02 per kilowatt per month for each kilowatt the light load hour (LLH) billing demand exceeds the HLH billing demand

HLH and LLH shall have the meaning as given in the applicable BPA General Rate Schedule Provisions.

MINIMUM CHARGE:

The minimum charge is $500.00 per month.

DETERMINATION OF DEMAND:

HLH billing demand is the greatest 30 minute average kilowatt delivery during the HLH period.

LLH billing demand is the greatest 30 minute average kilowatt delivery during the LLH period. LLH billing demand is reduced by the HLH billing demand for the month but will not be less than 0.

Customers with more than one metered point of delivery, may have coincident billing demand amounts aggregated at the District’s discretion.

The demand measuring interval may be five minutes at the option of the District. Demand is to be expressed in kilowatts to the nearest kilowatt.

POWER FACTOR:

This rate is subject to Schedule 82.

TAX ADDITIONS:

The above rate is subject to any form of applicable tax hereafter imposed by any municipal, state or federal taxing body, in accordance with provisions of Schedule X-2.

RELATED DOCUMENTS:

IRRIGATION SERVICE

Resolution No. 2899, effective January 1, 2021

AVAILABILITY:

This service is available to District customers for irrigation purposes only.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE:

Service shall be single or three phase, at nominal 240 or 480 volts.

Service is to be constructed according to the District’s Line Extension Policy and Service Requirements.

RATE:

Energy Charge:   $0.05126 per kilowatt hour, plus

Demand Charge: $13.71 per connected horsepower per season

MINIMUM CHARGE:

Minimum charge shall be the demand charge.

TAX ADDITIONS:

The above rate is subject to any form of applicable tax hereafter imposed by any municipal, state or federal
taxing body, in accordance with provisions of Schedule X-2.

RELATED DOCUMENTS:

SECURITY LIGHTING SERVICE

Resolution No. 2899, Effective January 1, 2021

AVAILABILITY:

This schedule is available to District customers. The District will provide lighting service where lights can be installed on existing utility poles.

Service under this schedule may be discontinued if poles or equipment needed for this service are removed for any reason.

Mercury and sodium vapor lighting is available only to existing customers at existing locations and may be replaced with a LED light and converted to the corresponding rate schedule or removed at the District’s discretion.

New service requests under this schedule may be limited at the Districts discretion.

APPLICABLE:

To overhead lighting from dusk to dawn in accordance with District specification.

MONTHLY RATE:

  1. District owned lighting service:

175-watt mercury vapor lamp        $12.67
400-watt sodium vapor lamp         $21.91
250-watt sodium vapor lamp         $17.20
200-watt sodium vapor lamp         $15.24
100-watt sodium vapor lamp         $11.38

PROVISIONS:

All lighting equipment will be supplied and owned by the District.

The customer will pay applicable line extension charges including an installation fee.

TAX ADDITIONS:

The above rate is subject to any form of applicable tax hereafter imposed by any municipal, state or federal taxing body, in accordance with provisions of Schedule X-2.

RELATED DOCUMENTS:

STREET LIGHTING SERVICE

Resolution No. 2899, effective January 1, 2021

AVAILABILITY:

This schedule is available to District customers where lighting service to ten or more existing lights to one account.

Mercury and sodium vapor lighting is available only to existing customers at existing locations and may be replaced with a LED light and converted to the corresponding rate schedule or removed at the District’s discretion.

New service requests under this schedule may be limited at the Districts discretion.

APPLICABLE:

To lighting service from dusk to dawn for public streets, alleys, thoroughfares and grounds, installed in accordance with the District’s specifications.

MONTHLY RATE:

1. Street lighting service, District owned facilities.

400-watt sodium vapor lamp   $18.49
250-watt sodium vapor lamp   $13.95
200-watt sodium vapor lamp   $11.94
100-watt sodium vapor lamp   $ 8.24

2. Street lighting service, energy only, customer owned facilities.

400-watt sodium vapor lamp   $14.22
250-watt sodium vapor lamp   $  9.25
200-watt sodium vapor lamp   $  7.40
100-watt sodium vapor lamp   $  3.85

PROVISIONS:

District owned lighting equipment shall be supplied by the District.

New customer owned lighting facilities shall be metered. Existing customer owned facilities shall be converted at the Districts discretion to metered service.

The customer will pay any applicable line extension charges including an installation fee.

TAX ADDITIONS:

The above rate is subject to any form of applicable tax hereafter imposed by any municipal, state or federal taxing body, in accordance with provisions of Schedule X-2.

RELATED DOCUMENTS:

LED LIGHTING

Resolution No. 2899, effective January 1, 2021

AVAILABILITY:

This schedule is available to District customers.

APPLICABLE:

To overhead outdoor District owned lighting from dusk to dawn.

DAILY RATE:

Low lumen fixture       $0.27
High lumen fixture      $0.37

PROVISIONS:

The customer will pay any applicable line extension charges including an installation fee.

TAX ADDITIONS:

The above rate is subject to any form of applicable tax hereafter imposed by any municipal, state or federal taxing body, in accordance with provisions of Schedule X-2.

RELATED DOCUMENTS:

LOCAL AREA DARK FIBER SERVICE

Resolution No. 2899, effective January 1, 2021

AVAILABILITY:

This schedule is available in territory served by the District’s Fiber Optic System. This schedule is available for a period of not less than five years and subject to terms of service.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE:

Service under this schedule shall be for the lease of Dark Fiber service.

RATE:

$50.00 per pair per mile

PROVISIONS:

Service under this rate is subject to any applicable line extension fees and provisions.

TAX ADDITIONS:

The above rate is subject to any form of applicable tax hereafter imposed by any municipal, state or federal taxing body, in accordance with provisions of Schedule X-2.

RELATED DOCUMENTS:

POWER FACTOR PROVISIONING FOR POWER LOADS

Resolution No. 2899, effective January 1, 2021

APPLICABILITY:

Rate schedules as noted shall be subject to these provisions.

PROVISIONS:

Power factor shall be calculated using measured kilowatt-hours (KWh) and kilovoltampere-hours (KVAh).

When average power factor delivered during a billing period is less than 0.95;

Billing demand shall be multiplied by .95 and divided by the Average Power Factor to determine the power factor adjustment.

The power factor adjustment will be applied at the customers applicable demand rate.

Average power factor is determined as follows:

 

 

The District shall not be obligated to deliver power to the customer when power factor below 0.80.

TAX ADDITIONS:

The above rate is subject to any form of applicable tax hereafter imposed by any municipal, state or federal taxing body, in accordance with provisions of Schedule X-2.

RELATED DOCUMENTS:

SPECIAL CONTRACTS

Resolution No. 2899, effective January 1, 2021

RATE:

The rate for any special contract covering any class and character of service under any availability, when specially set forth in a special contract recommended by the Manager and adopted by special resolution of the Commission, shall have such rate as may be set forth in such resolution and contract.

TAX ADDITIONS:

The above rate is subject to any form of applicable tax hereafter imposed by any municipal, state or federal
taxing body, in accordance with provisions of Schedule X-2.

RELATED DOCUMENTS:

SPECIAL CONTRACTS

Resolution No. 2899, effective January 1, 2021

The amount of the total of any or all revenue, kilowatt hour, or other form of tax hereafter imposed by any
municipal, federal or state taxing body upon the District shall be apportioned by the Commission of the
District according to the territory in which such tax or taxes may be effective and among the various different
classes of service furnished therein and shall constitute an additional charge to any amounts which may be
billed to any customer under any rate schedule or special contract covered by this resolution.

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