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Electric Rates

ORDINANCE NO. 889

 AN ORDINANCE FIXING THE RATES TO BE CHARGED BY THE MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC SYSTEM FOR ELECTRICITY; ASSESSING LATE CHARGES ON ALL UTILITIES; REPEALING ORDINANCE NO.874;TO REPEAL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES AND SECTIONS; TO PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE DATE AND TO PROVIDE FOR PUBLICATION OR POSTING AS REQUIRED BY LAW.

             BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRIDGEPORT, NEBRASKA:

            Section 1.  Rates for electric service for energy to be delivered by the City of Bridgeport, Nebraska through its municipal electric distribution system are hereby established, as follows:

SCHEDULE 1.  RESIDENTIAL ELECTRIC SERVICE:

 

Applicable:To single family residences and individually metered apartments for all domestic purposes, including space heating, when all service is supplied through a single meter.

Character of Service:  60 cycle, AC, single-phase, 120 volt, 2 wire; or 120/240 volt 3 wire (optional with the system).

Rate: 

                                                              Effective April 1, 2015                                      

                                                 Summer             Winter                         

Customer charge                $16.00/month   $16.00/month                   

First 600 kWh                       11.50¢/kWh       9.75¢/kWh                     

Balance                                 10.50¢/kWh       7.85¢/kWh                     

Minimum Bill:  The Customer Charge

Fuel Adjustment:  At the option of the City, the above rates and bills may be adjusted from month to month for production cost adjustments charged by the City’s supplier(s).

Load Management Credit:  Those customers that volunteer to have direct load control switches installed on air conditioners, heat pumps, and hot water heaters are entitled to an annual credit of $24.00, to be applied to the bill for September usage.

Seasons:  Summer season covers usage in the month of June through September.  Winter season covers usage in the months of October through May.

Terms and Conditions:  In case of bi-monthly billing, the minimum and the kilowatt-hour blocks will be doubled for billing purposes.  Service will be furnished under the City’s General Terms and Conditions.  (Amended by Ord. Nos. 599, 7/7/88; 608, 3/8/90; 617, 11/7/91; 715, 10/9/03; 724)

 

SCHEDULE 2.  GENERAL SERVICE ELECTRIC SERVICE:

Applicable:  To any non-residential customer served by the Utility for lighting, heating and power purposes where the customer does not qualify for service under another rate offered by the Utility.  Not applicable to resale, supplemental, auxiliary or shared service.

Character of Service:  The single phase, or three phase if available, alternating current, electric service will be supplied at the systems standard voltages when all service at one (1) location is measured by one (1) meter.

Rate: 

                                                              Effective April 1, 2015                                      

                                                 Summer             Winter                         

Customer charge                $26.00/month   $26.00/month                   

First 500 kWh                       11.50¢/kWh      11.50¢/kWh                     

Next 2500 kWh                     10.75¢/kWh        9.35¢/kWh                     

Balance                                 10.75¢/kWh        8.05¢/kWh                     

Minimum Bill:  The customer charge

Terms and Conditions:  Service will be furnished under the City’s General Terms and Conditions for service under this schedule.

Fuel Adjustment:  At the option of the City, the above rates and bills may be adjusted from month to month for production cost adjustments charged by the City’s supplier(s).

Load Management Credit:  Those customers that volunteer to have direct load control switches installed on air conditioners, heat pumps, and hot water heaters are entitled to an annual credit of $24.00, to be applied to the bill for September usage.

 

SCHEDULE 3.  MUNICIPAL WATER PUMPING SERVICES:

Applicable:  To municipally owned water pumps.

Rate:

                                                              Effective April 1, 2015                                      

                                                 Summer             Winter                         

Customer charge                $26.00/month   $26.00/month                   

First 1500 kWh                     10.50¢/kWh       8.50¢/kWh                      

Next 1500 kWh                     10.50¢/kWh       8.50¢/kWh                      

Balance                                 10.50¢/kWh       7.30¢/kWh                      

Minimum Bill:  Customer Charge.

 

SCHEDULE 4.  IRRIGATION SERVICE: 

Applicable:  To wells, pumps, center-pivot irrigation systems, the primary purpose of which is agricultural irrigation.

Character of Service:  The single phase, or three phase if available, alternating current, electric service will be supplied at the systems standard voltages when all service at one (1) location is measured by one (1) meter.

Rate:

                                                               Effective April 1, 2015                                      

Three (3) days per week

of direct control                       $47.00 per connected HP                                   

Winter Energy Rate                             8.00¢/kWh                                              

Summer Energy Rate                        11.35¢/kWh                                              

Minimum Bill:  The Connected HP Charge

Terms and Conditions:  Service will be furnished under the City’s General Terms and Conditions for service under this schedule.

Fuel Adjustment:  At the option of the City, the above rates and bills may be adjusted from month to month for production cost adjustments charged by the City’s supplier(s).

Other Terms:  Customer agrees to pay annual hook-up charge prior to May 1.

 

SCHEDULE 5.  GENERAL SERVICE DEMAND ELECTRIC SERVICE:

Applicable:  To any non-residential customer for lighting, heating and power purposes where the customer’s electrical energy usage exceeds 30,000 kWh per billing period for three consecutive billing periods, or customer’s electrical demand exceeds 100 kW for three consecutive billing periods.  Not applicable to resale, supplemental, auxiliary or shared service.

Character of Service:  The single phase, or three phase if available, alternating current, electric service will be supplied at the systems standard voltages when all service at one (1) location is measured by one (1) meter.

Rate:

                                                              Effective April 1, 2015                                      

                                                 Summer             Winter                         

Customer charge                   $35.00/month    $35.00/month                 

Demand Charge                    $15.00/kW        $11.25/kW                      

Energy Charge                        6.65¢/kWh        5.20¢/kWh                    

Minimum Bill:  The Customer plus the Demand Charge

Minimum Billing Demand:  The minimum billing demand shall be the maximum integrated 15 minute kilowatt load occurring during the billing period but not less than 80 percent of the highest demand established during the summer period of the preceding 11 months.  A demand register meter may be installed by the Utility if a customer has an electric service capable of exceeding 100 kW of electric demand, or when monthly usage exceeds 25,000 kWh.

 

Removal from General Service Demand Rate:  Once a customer is deemed to have met the qualifications to be placed on the General Service Demand rate schedule, it shall remain on the General Service Demand rate for a period of at least twelve months.  If the customer’s energy and demand usage fall below the threshold for inclusion in the General Service Demand for twelve consecutive months, the customer will be moved to the General Service rate schedule for subsequent billing periods.

Terms and Conditions:  Service will be furnished under the City’s General Terms and Conditions for service under this schedule.

Fuel Adjustment:  At the option of the City, the above rates and bills may be adjusted from month to month for production cost adjustments charged by the City’s supplier(s).

Load Management Credit:  Those customers that volunteer to have direct load control switches installed on air conditioners, heat pumps, and hot water heaters are entitled to an annual credit of $24.00, to be applied to the bill for September usage.

 

SECTION 6.  LATE PAYMENT PENALTY:

Bills are due and payable on the tenth (10th) day of each month.  All customers who have unpaid bills on the eleventh (11th) day of each month shall be assessed a penalty of ten percent (10%) of their total utility bill.  (Amended by Ord. Nos. 518, 3/11/82; 545, 2/9/84; 575, 8/6/86; 608, 3/8/90; 609, 4/5/90; 617, 11/7/91; 715, 10/9/03; 724)

 

SECTION 7.  PRIOR ORDINANCES:

All prior ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with this ordinance are hereby repealed.

 

            PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 17th DAY OF MARCH 2015.