Commercial Rates

Your electric rates are set by the elected Board of Directors and reflect the true cost of providing service to customers. For commercial customers, your bill consists of two primary charges:

  • A facilities charge, which covers the cost of maintaining and upgrading the electric grid in our service area, as well as the fixed costs of other customer services.
  • An energy charge, which covers the utility’s cost of purchasing and generating electricity to serve your needs.

In addition, if your need for demand for electricity exceeds a certain amount at any single time during the month (50 kilowatts for most commercial customers), you also will be assessed a “Demand Charge.” The Demand Charge pays the utility’s costs for having an electric system large enough to meet these one-time energy demands.

Most commercial customers fall under these rate schedules:

Three Phase Service Rate – Schedule 200

Applicable

Electric services to all three-phase customers’ installations with a total demand less than 50 kW.

Character of Service

Alternating current, 60 hertz, 120/240, 120/208, 277/480 or 480 volts nominal, three phase.

Monthly Rate

  • Facilities Charge: $44 per month
  • Energy Charge: 5.7 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh)

Demand Rate – Schedule 250

Applicable

Electric services to all three-phase and all single-phase customers with a total demand of over 50 kW in any one of the past eleven (11) months.

Character of Service

Alternating current, 60 hertz, 120/240, 120/208, 277/480 or 480 volts nominal, single or three phase.

Monthly Rate

  • Facilities Charge: $94 per month
  • Demand Charge (all kW): $6.30 per kilowatt (kW)
  • Energy Charge: 3.72 cents per kWh

Billing demand is the average kilowatts delivered during the greatest 30-minute period during the month.


Primary Service – Schedule 300

Applicable

Electric services to single-phase and three-phase customers taking delivery at primary voltage.

Character of Service

Alternating current, 60 hertz, 2400, 12470/7200 and 69000 volts.

Monthly Rate

  • Facilities Charge: $530 per metering point
  • Demand Charge (all kWh): $ 5.55 per kW
  • Energy Charge: 3.61 cents per kWh

Billing demand is the average kilowatts delivered during the greatest 30-minute period during the month.


Primary Service – Schedule 320

Applicable

Electric services to three-phase customers taking delivery at a primary voltage of 115,000 volts.

Character of Service

Alternating current, 60 hertz, 115,000 volts.

Monthly Rate

  • Facilities Charge: $530 per metering point
  • Demand Charge (all kWh): $ 5.55 per kW
  • Energy Charge: 7.303 cents per kWh

Billing demand is the average kilowatts delivered during the greatest 30-minute period during the month.


Primary Service – Schedule 400

Applicable

Electric services established for frost fans and irrigation pumps. Service may be single or three phase.

Character of Service

Alternating current, 60 hertz, 120/240, 277/480, or 480 volts nominal, single or three phase.

Monthly Rate

  • Facilities Charge: $39.75 per month
  • Demand Charge (all kWh): $ 5.29 per kW
  • Energy Charge: 5.98 cents per kWh

Billing demand is the average kilowatts delivered during the greatest 30-minute period during the month.


Net metering

The utility also has special rates in its Rate Schedule for customers who have their own generation and have entered into a net metering agreement with the PUD. A net metering facility is an electric generation facility that uses solar, wind, fuel cell, or hydroelectric power to generate the electric power.

Details of these charges, net metering rates, the street lighting rate schedule, and other miscellaneous charges and fees are found in the PUD’s adopted Rate Schedules (PDF).