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202.05 Large Power Time-of-Use

Effective January 1, 2017

 

A.  Application  

Applicable to Customers with a peak demand of 500 kW or greater for the twelve month period ending with the current billing period with a recording meter and monitoring equipment as required by the Cooperative, and where consumer takes electric service supplied at one point of delivery and measured through one meter used for commercial and industrial uses.

 

B.  Type of Service

Single- or three- phase service at the Cooperative’s standard secondary distribution voltages, where available. Where service of the type desired by Customer is not already available at the point of delivery, additional charges under the Cooperative’s line extension policy and special contract arrangements may be required prior to service being furnished.

           

C.  Monthly Rate

Each billing period the Customer shall be obligated to pay the following charges:

 

Primary Level Service:

Service Availability Charge per meter:  $200

Non-Coincidental Peak (NCP) Demand Charge, per NCP billing kW:  $5.10
     (NCP = your highest kW usage over a 15-minute interval during the entire billing period)

Wholesale Coincidental Demand and Energy Cost:  
       Coincidental Demand Cost: $19.34 / kW - your usage measured during the 1/2 hour MPE coincidental peak (the single half hour during
        the month that the entire MPE system peaks)  from 12 PM - 10 PM Monday through Saturday

       Energy Cost: $0.04204 per kWh

Discount on Primary Service (applied to Energy & Coincidental Demand Cost):  3 percent

 

Secondary Level Service:

Service Availability Charge per meter:  $100

Non-Coincidental Peak (NCP) Demand Charge, per NCP billing kW:  $5.10
     (NCP = your highest kW usage over a 15-minute interval during the entire billing period)

Wholesale Coincidental Demand and Energy Cost:  
       Coincidental Demand Cost: $19.34 / kW - your usage measured during the 1/2 hour MPE coincidental peak (the single half hour during
        the month that the entire MPE system peaks)  from 12 PM - 10 PM Monday through Saturday

       Energy Cost: $0.04204 per kWh
 

NOTE: The NCP demand shall be the customer’s maximum kilowatt demand for any period of fifteen (15) consecutive minutes during the month for which the bill is rendered, as measured by the Cooperative’s demand meter and adjusted for power factor.  The kW demand for wholesale power cost shall be the customer’s coincident kW demand as measured by the Cooperative’s recording meter at the time of the Cooperative’s monthly 30 minute integrated peak demand interval during Tri-State’s on peak periods and adjusted for power factor.  Tri-State’s on-peak, off-peak periods are defined as follows:

           

January through December

Off Peak:  10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (noon)

On Peak:  12:00 a.m. (noon) to 10:00 p.m. 

 

D.  Power Cost

The cost of power to serve the Customer is the cost incurred by the Cooperative to serve the consumer including but not limited to charges for demand, capacity, ancillary, delivery, energy, and fuel charges for the billing period plus adjustments applied to the current monthly billing to account for differences in actual purchased electricity costs billed in previous periods. The power cost will be calculated using the billing units defined in the same manner as defined in the Wholesale rate to the Cooperative including any ratchet provisions in the wholesale rate.

If available from the wholesale power supplier, the Customer may receive interruptible or special load service by complying with the Cooperative’s wholesale supplier’s requirements for such service including but not limited to equipment and contract term. The Customer shall reimburse the Cooperative for any equipment required for such service.

 

E.  Non-Coincident (NCP) Billing Demand

The non-coincident (NCP) billing demand shall be the maximum kilowatt demand established by the consumer for any period of fifteen (15) consecutive minutes during the month for which the bill is rendered, as indicated or recorded by a demand meter and adjusted for power factor.

 

F.  Power Factor

The Customer agrees to maintain unity power factor as nearly as practicable. Demand charges will be adjusted for consumers with 50 kW or more of measured demand to correct for average power factors lower than 90% and may be so adjusted for consumers if and when the Cooperative deems necessary. This power factor adjustment shall be accomplished by increasing the measured kW demands (NCP and coincident demand) by one percent (1%) for each one percent (1%) by which the average power factor is less than 90% lagging.

 

G.  Primary Service

Primary metering is available to all large power customers located on or near the Cooperative’s three-phase lines for all types of usage, with demands greater than 2,500 kW, subject to the established rules and regulations. The service will be three-phase, 60 hertz, at standard voltages. If service is furnished at the Cooperative’s primary line voltage, the delivery point shall be the point of attachment of the Cooperative’s primary line to the Customer’s structure unless otherwise specified in the service contract.  All wiring, pole lines, and other electrical equipment (except metering equipment) on the Customer side of the delivery point shall be owned and maintained by the Customer. All wires, apparatus, and equipment on the Customer’s side of the service shall be maintained by qualified electrical personnel and comply with the standards of the National Electric Safety Code (NESC), current edition, and also with the regulations of any governmental authority having jurisdiction. The Customer shall indemnify, hold harmless, and defend the Cooperative against all claims, demands, costs or expense, for loss, damage or injury to persons or property, in any manner directly or indirectly resulting from the provision of electric service to the Customer under this paragraph G. The Cooperative shall have the option of metering at secondary voltages and adding the estimated transformer losses to the metered kWh and kW demand.

 

H.  Monthly Minimum Charge

The minimum monthly bill shall be the greater of the following:

1.  The Service Availability Charge plus the Demand Charge.
2.  $1.00 per kVa of installed transformer capacity (except this minimum is not applicable to primary metered service if distribution transformers are owned by the Customer).
3.  The amount stated in the agreement for electric service.

 

I.  Billing Adjustments

This rate is subject to all billing adjustments.

 

J.  Conditions of Service

Motors having a rated capacity exceeding 150 HP may require auto-starters or other starting devices of suitable type to limit starting current.  Customers shall furnish for the Cooperative a telephone line to the meter for the purpose of collecting interval data.

 

K.  Agreement

An agreement for electric service with a fixed term may be required by the Cooperative. This rate schedule may be changed by order or consent of regulatory authorities having jurisdiction, or, if none, by the Cooperative’s Board of Directors. Service hereunder is subject to the Cooperative’s tariffs and rules and regulations for electric service.

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