Electric Rates

Sec. 86-56. Rates and charges.

That there shall and there are hereby established rates and charges for the use of and for the service supplied by the electric system of the city, based upon the amount of electricity consumed and for facilities provided as follows:

(1) Residential rate (R1):

a. Availability: Any customer located in territory served by the city may take service under this rate subject to the following conditions:

1. Residential customers in a single-family dwelling or single-family unit located in an apartment building or for general farm purposes;

2. That the energy delivered is not resold or redistributed; and

3. That the customer does not have any electric generating equipment used to produce all or a portion of customer's electrical load requirements on a regular basis.

b. Conditions of service:

1. Service will be delivered to the customer at no more than one of the following standard service facilities:

i. For all new single-family and all-electric duplex residential customers, a standard service shall consist of a service of 200 amps of capacity per dwelling unit and supplied at a standard utilization voltage of 120/240 volt, single-phase, three-wire.

A. For pre-manufactured homes and for existing service upgrades, a standard service shall consist of a minimum service of 100 amps of capacity per dwelling unit and supplied at a standard utilization voltage of 120/240 volt, single-phase, three-wire.

ii. For duplex residential customers that are not all-electric, the standard service shall consist of a service of 100 amps of capacity per dwelling of a standard utilization voltage of 120/240 volt, single-phase, three-wire.

iii. For services used exclusively for parking lot or area lighting, the standard service shall consist of a service of 100 amps of capacity at a standard utilization voltage of 120/240 volt, single-phase, three-wire.

2. The city will provide and maintain all facilities necessary to deliver one standard delivery voltage at one specified location to customer. The customer shall provide all necessary facilities for utilization of service at the specified delivery voltage and for the receipt at a single point of delivery.

3. The customer will maintain its electric service entrance facilities in good repair and in full compliance with the requirements of all local, state and national codes and standards including all applicable terms and conditions of the latest issue of the National Electric Code ("NEC") and the National Electric Safety Code ("NESC").

c. Rates: The total rate shall be the customer service charge plus energy charge plus energy cost adjustment as follows:

1. Customer service charge:

Inside, per month: . . . . $6.66

Outside, per month: . . . . 13.28

Commencing with the first billing for each customer after July 1 of each year, there shall be a four percent increase to the customer service charge in effect prior to the increase.

The "inside" charge will be applicable to all electrical service customers located within the city's corporate limits. The "outside" charge will be applicable to all electrical service customers located outside of the city's corporate limits.

2. Energy charge. The following charges shall apply to all usage:

All energy, per kWhr: . . . . $0.06983

Commencing with the first billing for each customer after July 1 of each year, there shall be an increase to the energy charge, which increase shall be calculated by subtracting $0.04538 from the energy charge in effect prior to the increase and multiplying the resulting figure by four percent.

3. Energy cost adjustment: The energy charges in subsection (1)c.2. of this section are subject to an energy cost adjustment ("ECA"). The ECA shall be in addition to the stated base rates and charges, and an additional amount shall be added to each bill for the ECA.

The ECA is hereby defined to be the increase in the average cost of energy per kWh sold by the city during the base period and average cost of energy per kWh purchased by the city during the current comparison period.

The base period for this energy cost adjustment clause is hereby designated as January 1, 1995 to December 31, 1995, and the base cost per kWh during the base period has been computed at $0.04538 per kWh.

The current comparison period shall be defined as the month previous to the billed usage period.

That as soon as possible after the end of each current comparison period the ECA shall be computed. The ECA shall be expressed as an amount per kWh and the ECA shall go into effect at the next billing period after the end of the current comparison period and shall remain in effect until a new ECA has been computed.

The ECA rate shall be multiplied by the number of kWhs consumed by each customer and added to each bill for electrical service rendered.

(2) General service without demand (GS-1):

a. Availability: Any customer located in territory served by the city may take service under this rate subject to the following conditions:

1. Customer is nonresidential;

2. That the energy delivered is not resold or redistributed; and

3. That the customer does not have any electric generating equipment used to produce all or a portion of customer's electrical load requirements on a regular basis.

b. Conditions of service:

1. Services will be delivered to customer at no more than one of the following standard delivery voltages:

Single phase service– 3 wire 120/240 volts

Three phase service– 4 wire 120/208 volts, grounded wye

2. The city will provide and maintain all facilities necessary to deliver one standard delivery voltage at one specified location to customer. Customer shall provide all necessary facilities for utilization of service at the specified delivery voltage and for the receipt at a single point of delivery.

3. Customer will maintain its electric service entrance facilities in good repair and in full compliance with the requirements of all local, state and national codes and standards including all applicable terms and conditions of the latest issue of the National Electric Code ("NEC") and the National Electric Safety Code ("NESC").

c. Rates: The total rate shall be the customer service charge plus energy charge plus energy cost adjustment as follows:

1. Customer service charge:

Inside, per month: . . . . $13.28

Outside, per month: . . . . 26.56

Commencing with the first billing for each customer after July 1 of each year, there shall be a four percent increase to the customer service charge in effect prior to the increase.

The "inside" charge will be applicable to all electrical service customers located within the city's corporate limits. The "outside" charge will be applicable to all electrical service customers located outside of the city's corporate limits.

2. Energy charge. The following charges shall apply to all usage:

For all energy, per kWhr: . . . . $0.04770

Commencing with the first billing for each customer after July 1 of each year, there shall be an increase to the energy charge, which increase shall be calculated by subtracting $0.04538 from the energy charge in effect prior to the increase and multiplying the resulting figure by four percent.

3. Energy cost adjustment. The energy charges in subsection (2)c.2. of this section are subject to the ECA outlined in subsection (1)c.3.

d. When both GS-1 and GS-2 service is available to a given customer, the choice of service shall lie with the customer. A customer having selected a class of service may not change to another class of service within a 12-month period unless there is a substantial change of reasonable permanency in the character, condition or extent of the customer's service.

(3) General service with demand (GS-2):

a. Availability: Any customer located in territory served by the city may take service under this rate subject to the following conditions:

1. Customer is nonresidential;

2. That the energy delivered is not resold or redistributed;

3. That the customer does not have any electric generating equipment used to produce all or a portion of customer's electrical load requirements on a regular basis; and

4. Customer's monthly demand, as determined by the city, is more than 20 kW.

b. Conditions of service:

1. Services will be delivered to customer at no more than one of the following standard delivery voltages:

i. Secondary service:

Single phase service– 3 wire 120/240 volts

3 wire 120/208 volts (Network)

Three phase service– 4 wire 120/208 volts, grounded wye

4 wire 277/480 volts, grounded wye

ii. Primary service:

7,970/13,800 volts, 4-wire grounded wye connected, and as available at customer's location.

iii. Other standard voltage will be provided by the city, as available, under the terms of the city's rules and regulations applying to electric service.

2. The city will provide and maintain all facilities necessary to deliver one standard delivery voltage at one specified location to customer. Customer shall provide all necessary facilities for utilization of service at the specified delivery voltage and for the receipt at a single point of delivery.

i. Should a customer install capacitors on the secondary side of the city's transformation facilities to improve the power factor of this installation, the customer shall provide, at the customer's expense, over-voltage protection to ensure that such added capacitance can be safely and automatically disconnected should the secondary voltage rise to unacceptable levels due to over-correction.

3. Service shall be metered for both energy (kWh) usage and demand (kW) usage. Demand integration shall be over a 15-minute period.

4. Customer shall be responsible for maintaining power factor at or above 85 percent lagging. If a customer's power factor falls below 85 percent lagging, the city will provide written notice to the customer of requirement to improve power factor above threshold level of 85 percent lagging. If the customer fails to correct the power factor within 90 days of such notice to a level acceptable to the city, the city reserves the right to apply power factor correction facilities outside of the customer's facilities at the cost of the customer.

5. Customer will maintain its electric service entrance facilities in good repair and in full compliance with the requirements of all local, state and national codes and standards including all applicable terms and conditions of the latest issue of the National Electric Code ("NEC") and the National Electric Safety Code ("NESC").

c. Rates: The total rate shall be the customer service charge plus energy charge plus demand charge plus energy cost adjustment as follows:

1. Customer service charge:

Inside, per month: . . . . $13.28

Outside, per month: . . . . 26.56

Commencing with the first billing for each customer after July 1 of each year, there shall be a four percent increase to the customer service charge in effect prior to the increase.

The "inside" charge will be applicable to all electrical service customers located within the city's corporate limits. The "outside" charge will be applicable to all electrical service customers located outside of the city's corporate limits.

2. Energy charges. The following charges shall apply to all usage:

First 360 X kW demand, per kWhr: . . . . $0.08375

Over 360 X kW demand: . . . . 0.03221

Commencing with the first billing for each customer after July 1 of each year, there shall be an increase to the energy chargefor the first 360 kWh per kW, which increase shall be calculated by subtracting $.04288 from the energy charge in effect prior to the increase and multiplying the resulting figure by four percent.

3. Demand charge. The following charges for demand shall apply to all usage:

For all demands, per kW-month: . . . . $7.59

The maximum demand per month shall be the maximum demand established in the billing month.

Commencing with the first billing for each customer after July 1 of each year, there shall be a four percent increase to the customer service charge in effect prior to the increase.

4. Energy cost adjustment: The energy charges in subsection (3)c.2. of this section are subject to the ECA outlined in subsection (1)c.3.

d. When both GS-1 and GS-2 service is available to a given customer, the choice of service shall lie with the customer. A customer having selected a class of service may not change to another class of service within a 12-month period unless there is a substantial change of reasonable permanency in the character, condition or extent of the customer's service.

(4) Private outdoor lighting:

a. Availability: Any customer located in territory served by the city for outdoor lighting service notwithstanding availability provisions in any other rate that all requirements be supplied thereunder.

b. Service to be furnished: The city will furnish and operate the necessary facilities to supply service for outdoor lighting from dusk to dawn for the number of lighting units ordered by the customer, subject to the limitations set forth below.

c. Monthly charges:

175 Watt . . . . $8.53

400 Watt . . . . 14.50