Since electrical service is used prior to its billing, all new accounts are subject to deposits. Customers who have established a satisfactory payment history with either Lewis County PUD or another utility company may, upon verification of account history or receipt of a letter of credit from a prior utility company, have the deposit waived at the time of signing up for service. The customer’s account may be charged a deposit at a later date if it reflects two or more late charges in a 12-month time period.

Deposits

Deposit amounts are determined by the average of the two highest bills at the residence during the past years billing period.

  • $100 – Monthly Account Minimum
  • $200 – Bi-monthly Account Minimum

Upon termination of service, deposits will be refunded to the customer after all outstanding amounts due have been paid or deducted from the deposit.

Service Fees

It is the policy of Lewis County PUD to charge for, and collect fees from customers for expenses caused by, and attributable to those customers.

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

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 (NONCOMMERCIAL)

Resolution No. 2765, Effective April 1, 2017

AVAILABILITY:

This schedule is available in all territories served by Lewis County PUD to customers in single family residences. The service is to be constructed according to our Line Extension Policy.

Single phase motor installations of 7-1/2 H.P. or less may be connected and served by this schedule. Larger motors may be connected upon special permission of Lewis County PUD.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE:

Energy delivered under this schedule shall be single phase, 60 cycle, alternating current at nominal 120/240 volts. Three phase service is not available under this rate schedule except to present customers at present locations.

RATE:

$0.95 per day basic charge, plus $0.05763 per kilowatt hour

TAX ADDITIONS:

The above rate is subject to proportional increases to compensate for any gross revenue, kilowatt hour, or other form of 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. 2765, Effective April 1, 2017

AVAILABILITY:

This schedule is available throughout the entire territory served by Lewis County PUD. The service is to be constructed according to our Line Extension Policy. This schedule applies to energy used for lighting and power purposes.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE:

Service to be furnished under this schedule shall be single phase or three phase, 60 cycle, alternating current at such voltages as we have available. Single and three phase service may be combined through one meter.

RATE:

Basic Charge:

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

Energy Charge:

$0.05876 for the first 15,000 kilowatt hours per month, plus
$0.03931 for all over 15,000 kilowatt hours per month, plus

Demand Charge:

First 50 kilowatts of measured demand – no demand charge
Excess over 50 kilowatts at $5.81 per kilowatt per month of measured demand
Power Factor Adjustment at $5.81 per adjusted billing demand kilowatt

MINIMUM CHARGE:

The minimum charge shall be the basic charge.

DETERMINATION OF DEMAND:

The demand shall be determined by the installation of a demand meter. The demand for the month shall be the average kilowatt delivery of the fifteen-minute interval in which the utilization of electrical energy is greater than in any other fifteen-minute interval in that month. Where the load is subject to excessive fluctuations, the demand measuring interval may be five minutes at the option of Lewis County PUD. The demand is to be expressed in kilowatts to the nearest kilowatt.

POWER FACTOR:

Lewis County PUD shall not be obligated under the terms of this schedule to deliver energy to the customer at any time the power factor of the customer’s load is below 80% lagging. When the power factor of the customer’s load shall fall below 95% lagging, as indicated by a test meter installed to measure power factor, the billing demand shall be determined by multiplying the measured demand by 95% and dividing this amount by the actual power factor, expressed in percent, as determined by test or measurement.

TAX ADDITIONS:

The above rate is subject to proportional increases to compensate for any gross revenue, kilowatt hour, or other form of 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. 2353, Effective May 1, 2004

AVAILABILITY:

This schedule is available in all territory served by Lewis County PUD to customers currently served under our Residence and Farm Service (Schedule 7) and/or Lighting and Power Service (Schedule 20) who agree to purchase a portion of their energy usage under this rider. This rider is not available to customers served under any other rate schedule(s).

MONTHLY CHARGE:

The applicable monthly charge and quantity of 100 kilowatt-hour blocks shall be based on the customer’s rate schedule to which this schedule is a rider. The energy requirement of each block will be met with qualifying renewable resources. The customer shall designate the level of participation in accordance with the following option:

For Schedules 7 and 20: $2.00 per Block

Each block is equivalent to purchase of 100 kilowatt-hours. The monthly charge is in addition to all other charges contained in the rate schedule to which this rider is associated. This rider’s monthly charge shall be applied to the customer’s billing regardless of actual energy consumption.

ENROLLMENT:

The customer shall be required to complete Lewis County PUD’s enrollment form to participate in this program. Initiation of service under this rider shall occur on the next regularly scheduled meter-reading date following the acceptance of enrollment, but with not less than ten (10) working days before the next scheduled meter-reading date. We will not accept enrollments for accounts that have a time-payment agreement in effect or have received one or more disconnect notices, or have been disconnected within the last 12 months.

PROGRAM COMPONENTS:

Lewis County PUD shall maintain a record of the monthly payments. We shall attempt on an annual basis to generate, purchase or otherwise acquire sufficient energy from applicable resources to meet 100 percent of the expected block purchases by customers during the year.

GENERAL PROVISIONS:

  1. Lewis County PUD may limit customer participation in this rider to balance available renewable resource generation supply amounts acquired by us with blocks purchased by customers under this rider.
  2. Lewis County PUD shall forecast and plan energy purchases from wind and renewable resources to meet projected quantities of blocks purchased on an annual basis.
  3. Lewis County PUD makes no guarantee of any kind that this program will result in the development of any amount of wind/ renewable resources.
  4. For the purpose of this tariff, “renewable resources” includes wind generation, solar, biomass, landfill gas, low impact hydro and geothermal energy sources used to produce electric power.
  5. Service under this schedule is subject to applicable adjustments approved by Lewis County PUD for the schedule to which the schedule is a rider. Service is also subject to local jurisdictional taxes, franchise and/or privilege taxes.

TERM OF AGREEMENT:

Service may be terminated at the next regularly scheduled meter reading on thirty days’ notice by customer.

TAX ADDITIONS:

The above rate is subject to proportional increases to compensate for any gross revenue, kilowatt-hour, or other form of 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. 2765 effective April 1, 2017

AVAILABILITY:

Service is available at unregulated primary voltages of 7.2 KV and above at one or more points of delivery for industrial and large commercial use where the connected load is in excess of 1,000 kilowatts, and the user owns, or has the use of, primary distribution or high voltage transmission facilities, including transformers, and assumes other responsibilities under Schedule 31 as referenced in Resolution No. 1366, and provided further that, in the judgment of the Manager, Lewis County PUD has adequate transmission, distribution and power supply resources to serve the proposed customer. This schedule is available only to customers that execute a power supply contract with Lewis County PUD for a period of not less than five years. Loads that are determined to be New Large Single Loads by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) are not eligible for service under this Schedule 31.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE:

Service delivered under this Schedule 31 shall be three phase, 60 cycle, alternating current at the primary voltage to be specified by the District. Energy and demand amounts (kilowatt-hours and kilowatts) will be measured by meters located at or near the point(s) of delivery.

RATE:

Energy Charge:

$0.03841 per kilowatt hour, plus

Demand Charge:

$5.22 per kilowatt per month of heavy load hour (HLH) billing demand
$3.07 per kilowatt per month for each kilowatt the light load hour (LLH) billing demand exceeds the HLH billing demand

For service delivered under this Schedule 31 where Lewis County PUD does not own, operate, or maintain high voltage electric transmission and/or distribution facilities for delivery of the demand and energy, the following Demand Charge will apply:

Demand Charge:

$2.95 per kilowatt per month of heavy load hour (HLH) billing demand
$0.99 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 given such terms is the then applicable BPA General Rate Schedule Provisions.

MINIMUM CHARGE:

The minimum charge shall be $500.00 per month.

DETERMINATION OF DEMAND:

The HLH billing demand for the month shall be the average kilowatt delivery of the thirty-minute interval in which the utilization of electrical energy is greater than in any other thirty-minute interval in that month during the HLH period. The LLH billing demand for the month shall be the amount by which the average kilowatt delivery of the thirty-minute interval in which the utilization of electrical energy is greater than in any other thirty-minute interval in that month during the LLH period exceeds the HLH billing demand for such month.

For customers with more than one metered points of delivery, the HLH and LLH billing demand for the month may, at the election of Lewis County PUD, be the sum of the demand amounts for all such meters measured coincidentally during the thirty minute interval when the monthly peak demand occurs on any one of the meters during the HLH and LLH periods respectively. Where the load is subject to excessive fluctuation, the demand measuring interval may be five minutes at the option of Lewis County PUD. The demand is to be expressed in kilowatts to the nearest kilowatt.

Lewis County PUD’s Manager may waive all or a portion of the purchaser’s Demand Charge for a month if the purchaser’s HLH billing demand was not coincident with the hour used by the BPA to calculate our demand charge for such month. We may assess purchaser an additional Demand Charge using the BPA Demand Rate then in effect for any month that BPA charges Lewis County PUD its Demand Rate for exceeding it Contract Demand Quantity. Such additional Demand Charge will based on the purchaser’s contribution to Lewis County PUD’s system peak load in the hour used by BPA to calculate the charge to Lewis County PUD.

Demand Rate and Contract Demand Quantity shall have the meaning given such terms is the then applicable BPA General Rate Schedule Provisions.

POWER FACTOR:

Purchaser’s billing demand shall be subject adjustment pursuant to Schedule 82.

TAX ADDITIONS:

The above rate, including both the Energy Charge and the Demand Charge, is subject to proportional increases to compensate for any gross revenue, kilowatt hour, or other form of tax imposed by any municipal, state or federal taxing body after the date of adoption of Resolution No. 2481, in accordance with provisions of Schedule X-2.

OTHER COST ADDITIONS:

Purchaser shall be subject in each month to any costs, charges, penalties and surcharges imposed pursuant to the provision of the written power supply contract between Purchaser and Lewis County PUD.

RELATED DOCUMENTS:

IRRIGATION SERVICE

Resolution No. 2765, effective April 1, 2017

AVAILABILITY:

Service is available for irrigation purposes only. The service is to be constructed according to Lewis County PUD’s Line Extension Policy.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE:

Service to be furnished under this schedule shall be single or three phase, 60 cycle alternating current at nominal 240 volts, except motor loads 60 horsepower and greater and fixed pump installations may be served at 480 volts at the option of the District. Metering shall be at a point on the service which is convenient to Lewis County PUD.

RATE:

Energy Charge: $0.04336 per kilowatt hour, plus
Demand Charge: $13.21 per connected horsepower per season

MINIMUM CHARGE:

Minimum charge shall not be less than the demand charge.

TAX ADDITIONS:

The above rate is subject to proportional increases to compensate for any gross revenue, kilowatt hour, or other form of 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. 2765, Effective April 1, 2017

AVAILABILITY:

This schedule is available in all territory served by Lewis County PUD, upon receipt of an authorized application and contract for security lighting service where Lewis County PUD has, or is willing to establish, area lighting service. We will provide security lighting service in outside public-accessible areas and/or private areas where lights can be installed on existing utility poles. Service under this schedule may be discontinued if poles being utilized for this service are removed due to an under-grounding program. Mercury vapor lighting is available only to present customers at their present locations and may be replaced with a sodium vapor lamp or removed at Lewis County PUD’s discretion.

APPLICABLE:

To overhead security lighting from dusk to dawn in accordance with Lewis County PUD’s specifications.

MONTHLY RATE:

  1. Security lighting service, District owned.

1000 watt mercury vapor lamp   $36.11    430 KWH
400 watt mercury vapor lamp     $18.25    178 KWH
175 watt mercury vapor lamp     $11.61    81 KWH
400 watt sodium vapor lamp      $20.07    180 KWH
250 watt sodium vapor lamp      $15.76    115 KWH
200 watt sodium vapor lamp      $13.96    91 KWH
100 watt sodium vapor lamp      $10.42    43 KWH

PROVISIONS:

General:

  1.  All fixtures and reflectors shall be approved, supplied and owned by Lewis County PUD.
  2.  The customer shall notify Lewis County PUD when the security light needs attention. Maintenance by Lewis  County PUD shall be on regular service runs to the area.
  3.  The customer shall be liable for all malicious damage to security lights contracted under this schedule.
  4.  Lewis County PUD will not install ornamental lighting poles and fixtures under this schedule, only wood poles.

Overhead:

  1. Lewis County PUD can install a lighting fixture on any pole in its distribution system provided 120 volt service is available within 150 feet of said pole. Transformers will not be installed to serve a lighting fixture. The customer will pay a $100 installation fee for each light.
  2. If a pole is required, existing PUD facilities will be extended up to 150 feet provided the pole can can be located in an outside public accessible area. The cost for installation of the pole will be billed based on the engineers estimated time and materials cost consistent with Lewis County PUD’s Line Extension Policy.

Underground:

  1. The customer shall furnish the ditching and conduit, not to exceed 150 feet in length. The customer will pay a $100 installation fee for each light.
  2. If a pole is required, existing PUD facilities will be extended up to 150 feet provided the pole can can be located in an outside public accessible area. The cost for installation of the pole will be billed based on the engineers estimated time and materials cost consistent with the District’s Line Extension Policy.
  3. The customer shall pay a customer service charge of $100.00 per pole riser and $1.00 per foot, including riser length, for the underground service.

TAX ADDITIONS:

The above rate is subject to proportional increases to compensate for any gross revenue, kilowatt hour, or other form of 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. 2765 effective April 1, 2017

AVAILABILITY:

This schedule is available in all territory served by Lewis County PUD, upon receipt of an authorized application and contract for total street lighting service to ten or more lights from the same account where service can be provided from Lewis County PUD’s existing distribution system.

APPLICABLE:

To overhead lighting from dusk to dawn for public streets, alleys, thoroughfares and grounds, installed in accordance with Lewis County PUD’s specifications, where our facilities are already available, and where the PUD has, or is willing to establish, street lighting service.

MONTHLY RATE:

1. Street lighting service, Lewis County PUD owned facilities.

400 watt sodium vapor lamp   $16.93   180 KWH
250 watt sodium vapor lamp   $12.78   115 KWH
200 watt sodium vapor lamp   $10.94   91 KWH
100 watt sodium vapor lamp   $7.55     43 KWH

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

400 watt sodium vapor lamp   $13.03
250 watt sodium vapor lamp   $8.47
200 watt sodium vapor lamp   $6.78
100 watt sodium vapor lamp   $3.53

PROVISIONS:

General:

  1. Fixtures and reflectors of all Lewis County PUD owned street lighting shall be approved and supplied by the us.
  2. Maintenance by Lewis County PUD of our owned facilities shall be on regular service runs to the area.
  3. The rates as provided above for Lewis County PUD owned facilities shall be applicable to all of our owned street light fixtures, and Lewis County PUD shall commence billing at said rates at the regular billing date nearest the date of installation.
  4. The rates as provided above for customer owned facilities are applicable only to existing facilities at their present locations. All new facilities shall be metered and all existing facilities shall be converted to metered service at time of alteration and upgrade.
  5. All customer owned lighting systems or fixtures shall be metered and have an electrical discon nect. These accounts will be billed under Lewis County PUD’s Rate Schedule 20.

Overhead:

  1. No overhead services are permitted for ornamental standards.
  2. Lewis County PUD can install a lighting fixture on any pole in its distribution system provided 120 volt service is available within 150 feet of said pole. Transformers will not be installed to serve a lighting fixture. The customer will pay a $100 installation fee for each light.
  3. Where Lewis County PUD does not have overhead facilities, existing PUD-owned overhead service will be extended to customer furnished and maintained poles provided:
    a.  Such extensions do not exceed 150 feet per fixture served.
    b.  If a pole is required, existing facilities will be extended up to 150 feet provided the pole can be located in an outside public accessible area. The cost for installation of the pole will be billed based on the engineers estimated time and materials cost consistent with the Lewis County PUD’s Line Extension Policy.
    c.  We will then install its lighting fixture on said pole for the above provided rate.

Underground:

  1. Generally, all underground served lighting fixtures will be customer owned.
  2. For isolated single pole installations not feasible (in the opinion of the Lewis County PUD) to connect to a lighting system, existing PUD owned underground service will be extended to an individual customer furnished and maintained pole provided:
    1) Such extensions do not exceed 150 feet in length.
    2) If a pole is required, existing PUD facilities will be extended up to 150 feet provided the pole can be located in an outside public accessible area. The cost for installation of the pole will be billed based on the engineers estimated time and materials cost consistent with Lewis County PUD’s Line Extension Policy.
    3) Lewis County PUD will not furnish unmetered service to ornamental metal standards, only wood poles.
    4) The customer furnishes the ditch and conduit.
    5) The customer pays a customer service charge of $100.00 per pole riser and $1.00 per foot, including riser length, for the underground service.
    6) We will then install its lighting fixture on said pole for the above provided rate.

TAX ADDITIONS:

The above rate is subject to proportional increases to compensate for any gross revenue, kilowatt hour, or other form of tax hereafter imposed by any municipal, state or federal taxing body, in accordance with provisions of Schedule X-2.

RELATED DOCUMENTS: