Small General Electric Service Rate

Availability

This schedule is available to small commercial customers for services applied to single or three phase standard service voltages under the provisions of City Ordinance Section 27-114. This rate is not available to customers that exceed twenty-five (25) kW demand during June, July, August, or September.

Rate

Charge Usage Rate
Minimum Customer Charge (Single-phase)   $16.51 per month
Minimum Customer Charge (Three-phase)   $27.20 per month
Summer first 500 kWh 8.47 cents per kWh
  next 1,000 kWh 10.79 cents per kWh
  all remaining kWh 14.89 cents per kWh
Non-summer first 500 kWh 8.47 cents per kWh
  all remaining kWh 10.79 cents per kWh

Summer months: June through September

Non-summer months: October through May

Minimum Monthly Bill: Single phase service, $16.51 per month; three phase service, $27.20 per month.

In Lieu Of Gross Receipts Tax payments And Sales Tax: In addition to the charge based on monthly rates as computed above, the total monthly charge for service shall include applicable sales taxes and an in lieu of gross receipts tax payment equal to 7.5268% of the monthly rate charge. Sales taxes shall be applied to the total of the monthly rate charge and the in lieu of gross receipts tax payment.

Fuel Adjustment: The fuel adjustment rider applies to all kWh consumption billed on this schedule.

Rate Discount Adjustments

Electric Space Heating Customers: For customers using electric heating as the sole means of comfort heating that were taking service prior to the first day of the preceding June and who did not add any new electric facilities during the interim period, the monthly rate per kilowatt hour billed during non-summer season for energy shall be:

  • 8.47 cents per kWh for the first 500 kWh
  • 10.79 cents per kWh for the next 1,000 kWh
  • 9.93 cents per kWh for all remaining kWh

High Efficiency Heat Pumps: For customers having permanently installed heat pump which is the primary source of comfort heating and which conforms to the special rules and regulations outlined in the Department Rules entitled “Heat Pump Rules and Regulations”, the monthly rate per kilowatt hour billed during the non-summer season for energy shall be:

  • 8.47 cents per kWh for the first 500 kWh
  • 10.79 cents per kWh for the next 1,000 kWh
  • 9.36 cents per kWh for all remaining kWh

Optional Schedule

Availability: Small commercial customers, that do not exceed twenty-five (25) KW demand during June, July, August, or September, may voluntarily be placed on a demand billing rate as follows:

Rate:

Demand Charge Summer Non-Summer
Customer Charge $47.05 $47.05
DEMAND CHARGE    
All kW (per kW) $16.31 $13.07
ENERGY CHARGE    
All kWh (per kWh) 5.88 cents 5.13 cents

Billing Demand: The maximum 30 minute KW demand measured during the billing month, but not less than 75 percent of the maximum billing demand during the billing months of June, July, August and September of the preceding 11 month billing period.


RATES EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2018

This information taken from Columbia Ordinance – Chapter 27, Section 27-114. The City Council has the sole authority to set rates and charges for Columbia Water & Light services. The City reviews these rates and charges annually.