§ 50.053  DETERMINATION OF MONTHLY KW AND RKW BILLING CAPACITY.
   (A)   The kW and RkW billing capacity (to nearest kW) shall normally be determined by measurement, using the highest 30-minute integrated or equivalent thermal kW and RkW capacity.
   (B)   Where highly fluctuating or intermittent loads, welding machines, electric furnaces, hoists, elevators, X- Rays and the like are operated by the consumer, Utility reserves the right to determine the kW billing capacity by averaging consumer's total load over a two- minute period or by increasing the 30 minute measured maximum kW capacity in operation by the consumer by 50% of the kVa name plate rating of said fluctuating load equipment.
   (C)   Where such fluctuating loads require additional or separate transformers or additional system capacity, the measured kW billing capacity as determined above shall be increased by 70% of the name plate rated kVa capacity of the separate transformer that serves such fluctuating load.
   (D)   The kW billing capacity shall be determined as above, but in no event shall it be less than 150 kW nor less than the highest kW as determined by any of the following methods:
      (1)   The minimum kW capacity specified by Utility and set forth in consumer's service application or contract with Utility. In specifying paid minimum contract capacity in kW, Utility will take into consideration the system capacity and companion investment required and/or reserved in order to adequately supply both the Consumer's initial and probable future requirements.
      (2)   Fifty percent of highest measured kW during the immediate preceding 11 months period.
      (3)   For consumers with a time-differentiated demand meter installed, the measured demand will be the greater of the maximum measured demand in the on-peak period or 50% of the maximum measured demand during the off-peak period. The peak period is defined as the 12-hour period between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. on all non-holiday weekdays. All other time is defined as off-peak.  Holidays are New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
      (4)   This off-peak provision is available to any large power consumer that pays the Utility for the complete installed cost of the metering equipment necessary for determining time-differentiated demands.
(Ord. 10-85, passed 10-7-85; Am. Ord. 17-2014, passed 11-3-14)