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Residential

Resolution No. 2943, rate effective January 1, 2022

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:

  • $0.96 per day basic charge, plus
  • $0.06819 per kilowatt hour

Tax Additions:

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.

Residential Secondary Meter

Residential Secondary Meter

Resolution No. 2943, rate effective January 1, 2022

Availability:

This schedule is available to District customers with a secondary meter for non-commercial, non-residential use when the same transformer is used with the customer’s primary service. 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:

  • $0.76 per day basic charge, plus
  • $0.06819 per kilowatt hour

Tax Additions:

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.

General Services (<300kW)

General Services (less than 300 kW)

Resolution No. 2943, effective January 1, 2022

Availability:

This schedule is available to District customers for lighting and power purposes less than 300kW.

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:

  • $0.96 per day for single phase,
  • $1.58 per day for three phase, plus

Energy Charge:

  • $0.06819 for consumption 15,000 kilowatt hours and under per month, plus
  • $0.05400 for consumption 15,001 kilowatt hours and over per month, plus

Demand Charge:

  • $0.00 per kilowatt of demand for the first 50 kilowatts, plus
  • $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:

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 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.

Large General Services (>=300kW)

Large General Services (greater than or equal to 300kW)

Resolution No. 2943, effective January 1, 2022

Availability:

This schedule is available to District customers for lighting and power purposes greater than or equal to 300kW.

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:

  • $0.96 per day for single phase,
  • $1.58 per day for three phase, plus

Energy Charge:

  • $0.06819 for consumption 15,000 kilowatt hours and under per month, plus
  • $0.05400 for consumption 15,001 kilowatt hours and over per month, plus

Demand Charge:

$0.00 per kilowatt of demand for the first 50 kilowatts, plus
$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:

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 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.

Green Power

Green Power Rate

Resolution No. 2943, rate effective January 1, 2022

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 Restrictions:

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 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.

Industrial Primary

Industrial Primary

Resolution No. 2943, effective January 1, 2022

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:

Basic Charge:

  • $1.58 per day for three phase, plus

Energy Charge:

  • $0.04580 per kilowatt hour, plus

Demand Charge:

  • $5.45 per kilowatt per month of heavy load hour (HLH) billing demand
  • $3.20 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:

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 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.

Communication Devices

Communication Devices

Resolution No. 2943, effective January 1, 2022

Availability:

This service is available to District customers for small device communication purposes only.

Character of Service:

Service under this schedule shall be for devices under 50 watts outside of the electrical space. Devices requiring attachment to District poles are subject to the annual pole attachment rate in addition to the daily rate charge noted below.

Rate:

$0.10 per day

Tax Additions:

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.

Irrigation

Irrigation Service

Resolution No. 2943, effective April 1, 2022

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:

Basic Charge:

  • $0.96 per day basic charge for single phase,
  • $1.58 per day for three phase, plus

Energy Charge:

  • $0.06819 per kilowatt hour, plus

Demand Charge:

  • $0.00 per kilowatt of demand for the first 50 kilowatts, plus
  • $6.03 per kilowatt of demand for amounts above 50 kilowatts

Minimum Charge:

Minimum charge shall be the demand charge.

Tax Additions:

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.

Security Lighting

Security Lighting Service

Resolution No. 2943, rate effective January 1, 2022

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:

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 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.

Street Lighting

Street Lighting Service

Resolution No. 2943, effective January 1, 2022

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:

Street lighting service, District owned facilities:

  • 400-watt sodium vapor lamp $ 18.70
  • 250-watt sodium vapor lamp $ 14.10
  • 200-watt sodium vapor lamp $ 12.10
  • 100-watt sodium vapor lamp $ 8.40

Street lighting service, energy only, customer owned facilities:

  • 400-watt sodium vapor lamp $ 14.40
  • 250-watt sodium vapor lamp $ 9.40
  • 200-watt sodium vapor lamp $ 7.50
  • 100-watt sodium vapor lamp $ 4.00

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 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.