There are many factors that impact electric rates including fixed costs, variable costs and transmission, renewables and technology. The way our wholesale power supplier bills the distribution utility also has an impact. Technology has changed the way we are being billed for energy and it is impacting how we need to bill the customer.
Changes implemented for 2018:
- Demand Charges will be figured using “Calculated Horsepower” based on Peak Demand from the electric meter.
- Facilities charge increased by $2 per “Calculated Horsepower” and decrease Energy (kWh) charge to offset this increase.
- The fee to move to a lesser interruptible rate is increased from $500 to $750.
- Reset energy blocks annually rather than monthly.
Irrigators will select the rate and load management status they wish to operate at for the current season. Once selected, the operator will mark the appropriate box on the Interruptible Irrigation Service Agreement, sign and date each form for each electric irrigation system they operate and then return the Interruptible Irrigation Service Agreement(s)