§ 50.071  ELECTRIC RATES.
   (A)   General service.
      (1)   Availability.
         (a)   This division is available and applicable throughout village's (hereinafter referred to as Utility) entire service area for all single and/or three-phase nonresidential service not specified in or for which Utility's residential service Schedule R is not applicable. It also applies to residential service where the installed or allocated nameplate rated transformer capacity exceeds 25 kVa.
         (b)   This division applies to all three-phase service, whether residential or nonresidential.
         (c)   This division, being Schedule GS, is applicable to all service furnished to retail or wholesale businesses, manufacturing or processing establishments, hotels, motels, mobile homes, trailer camps, stores, restaurants, service stations, professional offices, theaters, amusements, offices, schools, churches, clubs, lodges, multiple dwelling units, apartment houses, public buildings, and the like and all other service that is not strictly individual residential or home use in character.
         (d)   For new loads, Utility reserves the right to limit the availability of this schedule to a maximum load of 150 kVa. See division (A)(8) "Other Terms and Conditions" that follows.
         (e)   All service under Schedule GS is subject to the provisions of this schedule and Utility's general rules and regulations or subsequent revisions thereof, as if fully written herein.
      (2)   Net rate per month or part thereof per service.
         (a)   Charges.
 
Service charge
Single-phase
$15.00 per month
 
Three-phase
$25.00 per month
Energy charge :
First 10,000 kWh @
$0.12 per kWh
 
Over 10,000 kWh @
$0.09 per kWh
Capacity charge:
First 50 kW @
No charge
 
Over 50 kW @
$6.00 per kW
 
         (b)   All billings are subject to the provisions relating to: determination of billing capacity, monthly minimum charge, purchased power cost adjustment and other provisions hereinafter set forth.
         (c)   For billing where combined single and three- phase service is furnished, see divisions (A)(8)(c) through (e) of this division.
      (3)   Determination of billing capacity.
         (a)   The billing capacity shall be the highest measured 15-minute integrated or equivalent thermal kW capacity determined to the nearest kW by means of suitable metering equipment.  However, the billing capacity shall be not less than the minimum billing capacity specified in consumer's contract with Utility.
         (b)   Utility reserves the right at any time to install capacity metering equipment.  Utility will normally install capacity metering equipment when consumer's usage in any month exceeds 10,000 kWh.
         (c)   Where capacity metering equipment is installed and the power factor at time of maximum measured capacity is less than 90%, Utility reserves the right to determine the billing capacity based on the measured kVa capacity instead of kW capacity. Where capacity metering equipment is not installed, the billing capacity may be estimated by Utility based on periodic tests or other reasonable basis as determined by Utility.
         (d)   For highly fluctuating loads, such as welders, hoists, and the like, the measured kW capacity shall be increased by an amount that is equal to 50% of any separately installed or allocated kVa of transformer capacity required to supply such fluctuating loads.
      (4)   Monthly minimum charge per service. The monthly minimum charge shall be not less than the highest minimum charge as determined by any of the following methods:
         (a)   For single- phase service only: The monthly minimum charge shall be the applicable service charge.
         (b)   For 3-phase, 3 or 4 wire service the monthly minimum charge shall be $25.00 but not less than the minimum charge that may be specified by contract with Utility.  For 3-Phase service, the applicable monthly minimum charge shall apply on a year around continuous 12 consecutive  months basis or longer as may be specified by contract.  Therefore, any seasonal disconnection of 3-phase service shall not avoid the applicable minimum charge, except under (d) below.
         (c)   Where 3-phase service is furnished through a single 3- or 4-wire service drop, in order to ascertain compliance with respect to the single and 3-phase minimum charges specified in (a) and (b) above, Utility reserves the right to separately meter the single and 3-phase service and add the meter readings together and calculate the bill as though served through a single meter. However, the resultant combined total billing shall in no event be less than the aggregate amount of what the billing would otherwise be, based on the separate billing of the single phase metered service and its applicable minimum charge specified under (a) above, PLUS the Applicable Minimum Charge for the separately metered 3-phase service specified under (b) above.
         (d)   For service furnished to activities such as charitable, philanthropic, non- profit community activities, (athletic fields, swimming pools, parks, and the like), the monthly minimum charge shall be the applicable monthly minimum charge as determined in (a) or (b) above. The applicable monthly minimum charge shall apply to a minimum billing period of not less than four consecutive months each time service is connected. For temporary service furnished to fairs, carnivals and the like, consumer shall pay for all of the "Up and Down" installation costs as specified in Utility's general rules and regulations and the minimum billing period shall be not less than one month.
         (e)   For installations that are unusual character as to electric usage requirements and/or investment, the monthly minimum charge and minimum billing capacity will be determined by Utility and shall be set forth in the service application or contract with consumer.
      (5)   Power supply cost adjustment. The rates and charges set forth in this division are subject to increase or decrease in conformance to the adjustment specified in Utility's Rider "A", set forth in § 50.057.
      (6)   Excise (kWh) tax adjustment. The rates and charges set forth in this schedule shall be increased by an amount equal to the excise (kilowatt-hour) tax imposed o the village's electric distribution system under R.C. § 5727.81. Said increase shall be automatically adjusted to reflect any change in the kilowatt-hour tax imposed by R.C. § 5727.81.
      (7)   Terms of payment. The above rates and other applicable charges are net as shown and already reflect the discount given from the gross rates if all accounts due and payable are paid on or before the final payment date specified on bill. If all accounts are not so paid, the gross rates are due and payable which are 10% but not less than $2.00 higher than the foregoing net rates. If any bill is not paid within 30 days after the payment date specified on bill, service shall be subject to disconnection as provided in Utility's Rules and Regulations. To partially compensate Utility for the additional expense involved, any disconnection or reconnection of service shall be subject to Utility's applicable trip charge.
      (8)   Other terms and conditions.
         (a)   Limitation of Schedule GS. When, in opinion of Utility the system capacity required to adequately supply Consumer's existing and probable future requirements, exceeds 150 kVa, Utility reserves the right to require consumer to make the necessary complete substation installation. In such an event, all service will be billed under Utility's Schedule LP, set forth in §§ 50.050 through 50.059,  and consumer shall receive the specified substation discount.
         (b)   Character of service.
            1.   For new installations, service will normally be supplied through a single set of service wires with all service delivered to a single meter location. Under such conditions a single bill will be rendered for service.
            2.   The service voltage shall be specified by Utility. At Utility's option it may be either 120/240 volt single-phase, 3 wire; 240 or 480 volt, 3-phase, 3 wire; or 120/208 or 277/480 volt 3-phase, 4 wire.  If consumer desires a voltage that is impractical for Utility to furnish, consumer shall furnish at his expense the necessary transformers to deliver such voltage.
         (c)   Availability of 3-phase service. Normally only single-phase service is available.  Utility may, at its option, furnish 3-phase service if such service is already available immediately adjacent to consumer's premises and if it is practical and economical for Utility to furnish 3-phase service, after giving consideration to the investment required and probable use of 3-phase service by consumer; also providing consumer enters into an appropriate contract covering the investment involved.  The minimum charge and financing of any 3-phase line extension shall conform to Utility's general Rules and Regulations.
         (d)   Single billing if service is supplied through single service drop. Where service is supplied through a single service drop either 3 or 4 wires extending to a single service entrance and meter location designated by Utility, a single bill will be rendered, whether or not Utility elects to use single or multiple metering.
         (e)   Multiple billing where service is supplied through multiple service drops. Where service is delivered at different meter locations through individual and separately metered single and 3-phase service drops a separate bill will be rendered for each service drop location.
         (f)   Requirements to qualify for single billing. If consumer arranges his wiring at his cost so that all requirements can be supplied by means of a single 3 or 4 wire service drop extending to a single meter location designated by Utility and providing that such service can be supplied from a single transformer bank and metered through a single meter, a single bill will be rendered for such service. In place of a single meter, Utility reserves the right to use separate single and 3-phase meters in order to determine minimum charge compliance as specified in division (A)(3)(c) under monthly minimum charge per service.
         (g)   Metering voltage. Under the Schedule GS, Utility reserves the right to meter consumer's requirements in the most practical manner either at Utility's secondary or primary distribution voltage and in either case of the billing kWh shall be the metered kWh.
         (h)   General service classification for billing purposes. In determining consumer's classification for billing purposes, any establishment carrying a business, professional, commercial or nonresidential telephone directory listing shall automatically be classified as being nonresidential in character and Schedule GS shall apply. However, the absence of such listing shall not be the determining factor in establishing whether or not the service utilization is nonresidential in character.
         (i)   Combined residential and nonresidential service. Where the premises are used and occupied by a consumer for both residential and nonresidential use as defined herein, all service shall be billed under Schedule GS or at consumer's option the wiring may be separated (subject to Utility's inspection and approval).  In such an event each class of service will be separately metered and billed under the applicable schedule.
         (j)   Definition of general service.
            1.   Service furnished outside of Utility's corporate limits shall be considered general service in character where such service is not incidental to residential use. Such service includes that used to prepare or process food or other products to the extent that same are substantially in a form that they can be used or can be readily adopted for use by, or for sale to the ultimate consumer.
            2.   In addition, all electric service supplied outside Utility's corporate limits for activities, purposes, or uses, that when carried on within Utility's corporate limits would be classified as being nonresidential in character and so billed, shall likewise be considered and defined as nonresidential in character and Schedule GS shall apply. For the billing of combined service, see preceding division (A)(8)(i).
         (k)   Three-phase service is required for unbalanced or fluctuating loads. For highly fluctuating loads such as welders and electric melting furnaces and/or unbalanced single phase loads, Utility reserves the right to require consumer to operate such loads at 3-phase, with the loads balanced as far as practical, substantially equal on each phase. As an alternate, Utility reserves the right to require consumer to supply such fluctuating loads by means of 3-phase motor-driven generator set.
         (l)   Motor specifications.
            1.   Single- phase service will not be furnished to operate individual motors in excess of 15 HP rating, except where written permission is granted by Utility.
            2.   All motors 10 HP and larger may, at Utility's option be required to be equipped with reduced voltage starting equipment or other devices, to avoid unnecessary voltage surges and fluctuations on Utility's system.
            3.   Motors designed for full voltage "across the line" starting may, at Utility's option be permitted to operate on Utility's system, provided however that Utility has determined that such operation will not be detrimental to service furnished others.
         (m)   New line extensions. All new line extensions or the furnishing of additional capacity shall be subject to Utility's General Rules and Regulations covering same.
         (n)   Temporary service. For temporary service the consumer shall pay all charges specified in Utility's General Rules and Regulations, which include all "Up and Down Costs" and the consumer shall make a suitable deposit to cover all the costs involved.
         (o)   Other charges for special service. See Utility's General Rules and Regulations as to charges for disconnection and reconnection of service and for other special services.
         (p)   Use of service. Service under this division (A) shall not be resold or shared with others.
   (B)   Residential service.
      (1)   Availability and applicability.
         (a)   This division, being Schedule R, Residential Service, is available and applicable throughout village's (hereinafter referred to as Utility) entire service area for only single phase service supplied where no more than 25 kVa of installed or allocated name plate rated transformer capacity is required to serve what is ordinarily designated and recognized as individual single-family homes, apartments, mobile homes, and other individual single-family dwelling quarters, including incidental farm use.
         (b)   All service under this division (B) shall be single phase delivered through a single set of service wires, the service location to be designated by Utility. Where service is supplied through one meter to more than one single-family dwelling unit, living quarters or apartment, see division (B)(4)(c) Multiple Dwelling Units as to billing procedure.
         (c)   This division (B) is not applicable for service utilization that is ordinarily considered by public utility operation as being nonresidential, non-home, or non- farm use in character.
         (d)   Where the installed or allocated name plate rating of the transformer capacity exceeds 25 kVa per consumer or where 3-phase service is furnished, Utility's General Service Schedule GS, as set forth is division (A) of this section, shall apply.
         (e)   Where electric service supplied for combined residential and nonresidential use, the General Service Schedule GS in division (A) shall apply or for all such single-metered service. However, at consumer's option and at his expense, the wiring may be separated (subject to Utility's inspection and approval) and each class of service separately metered and billed in conformance to the applicable schedule.
         (f)   All applications for service shall be in accordance with the provisions of Utility's standard application form and in accordance with the provisions set forth in this Schedule and also in accordance with the Utility's General Rules and Regulations or subsequent revisions thereof on file at the Utility office, which general rules are a part of this division (B) as if fully written herein.
      (2)   Net rates per month or part thereof per service.
         (a)   1.   The billing for all residential service shall be the sum of the charges set forth below:
 
Service charge
Per consumer
$5.00 per month
Energy charge:
First 1,000 kWh @
$ 0.11 per kWh
 
Over 1,000 kWh @
0.09 per kWh
 
            2.   The above charges are subject to the minimum charges, power supply cost adjustment and other adjustments that follow.
      (3)   Monthly minimum charge. The monthly minimum charge per consumer shall be the sum of the foregoing charges but not less than service charge.
      (4)   Adjustments to apply to rates and minimum charges. The foregoing rates and minimum charges shall be subject to increase or decrease to the extent that the following provisions and adjustments hereinafter set forth are applicable:
         (a)   Power supply cost adjustment. The rates and charges set forth in this division (B) are subject to the adjustments set forth in Utility's Rider A, as set forth in § 50.057, and same shall apply.
         (b)   Excise (kWh) tax adjustment. The rates and charges set forth in this schedule shall be increased by an amount equal to the excise (kilowatt-hour) tax imposed o the village's electric distribution system under R.C. § 5727.81. Said increase shall be automatically adjusted to reflect any change in the kilowatt-hour tax imposed by R.C. § 5727.81.
         (c)   Multiple dwelling units. This division (B) is applicable where not more than one dwelling unit, apartment, living quarters, mobile home or activity is supplied through one meter. Where four  or more living quarters or dwelling units are served through one meter as of the effective date of this Schedule and for future dwelling units that are not separately metered, Utility's General Service Schedule GS, set forth in division (A), shall apply.
         (d)   Seasonal service.
            1.   Seasonal service shall be defined as service that is furnished for normally less than 12 months to homes, cottages, mobile homes, farm labor camps, cabins, wells, and the like. Such seasonal service will be furnished only where consumer's premises are located immediately adjacent to Utility's distribution facilities. Any line extension required will be subject to Utility's regulations and requirements pertaining to same.
            2.   Such seasonal service shall continue for not less than six consecutive months each time service is established. Utility's trip charge shall apply each time that service is connected or disconnected.  All such service applications shall be in the name of the property owner, which shall pay all bills.
      (5)   Terms of payment. 
         (a)   The above rates and other applicable charges are net as shown and already reflect the discount given from the gross rates if all accounts due and payable are paid on or before the final payment date specified on bill. If all accounts are not so paid, the gross rates shall be due and payable, which are 10% but not less than $1.00 higher than the foregoing net rates.
         (b)   If any bill is not paid within 30 days after the payment date specified on bill, service shall be subject to disconnection as provided in utility's rules and regulations. To partially compensate Utility for the additional expense involved, any disconnection or reconnection of service shall be subject to Utility's applicable trip charge.
      (6)   Other terms and conditions.
         (a)   Application for service and responsibility for payment of bills. Where the premises are occupied by a tenant, Utility reserves the right to require that the application for service be in property owner's name, which shall be responsible for the payment of all bills. In such an event the bill may be mailed direct to the tenant, with a copy to the property owner. In addition, the tenant may be required to make a suitable deposit to secure bill payment. However, such deposit is for protection of the property owner and in no manner will such deposit relieve property owner of his responsibility for payment of all bills for the property involved.
         (b)   Application for temporary service.  For temporary service, Utility's General Rules and Regulations shall apply. Utility reserves the right to require that applications for temporary service be in the name of the property owner, which shall pay all electric service bills. Each time that service is established, same shall be subject to the Utility's applicable "Turn-On" and "Turn-Off" trip charge for such temporary service.
         (c)   Character of service furnished.
            1.   The type of service furnished under this Schedule shall be single phase at a nominal potential of approximately 120/240 volts, 3-wire. At sole option of Utility, 120 volts, 2 wire service may be furnished.
            2.   This division (B) is not applicable for 3-phase service. If 3-phase service is supplied, Utility's General Service Schedule "GS" set forth in Division (A) of this section shall apply to all service both single and 3-phase.
         (d)   Motor size limitations. The size of individual single-phase motors shall not exceed 15 HP nameplate rating except where written permission is granted by the Utility. Utility reserves the right to require that all motors 10 HP and larger be equipped with reduced voltage starting equipment so as to avoid unnecessary voltage surges on Utility's system.
         (e)   Use of service. Service under this Schedule shall not be resold or shared with others, except as heretofore provided under "Multiple Dwelling Units".
         (f)   Other charges for special services.  See Utility's General Rules and Regulations as to charges not set forth herein, applicable for the disconnection and reconnection of service and the charges to be made for other special services furnished consumers.
   (C)   Security lighting.
      (1)   Availability.
         (a)   Available to consumers where village's (hereinafter called Utility) standard outdoor lighting unit can be installed on Utility's existing pole and without requiring any extension or addition to Utility's existing secondary or primary distribution facilities.
         (b)   Where additional facilities are required, the consumer shall pay in advance the total installation cost for the additional distribution facilities (poles, wires and appurtenances) as are required.  In all cases the lighting fixture itself, including lamp will be installed, owned, operated and maintained by Utility.
         (c)   The service is available only where there is assurance that the service to be furnished will be permanent, Utility reserves the right to refuse to furnish such service when, in Utility's opinion, the installation will not be of permanent character.
      (2)   Applications for service. All applications shall be on a 12 months per year around service basis.  Where the premises are occupied by a tenant, Utility reserves the right to require the application for service to be made by the property owner with bills to be sent to the premises to the attention of the tenant. However, the property owner shall be responsible for the payment of all bills.
      (3)   Character of service.
         (a)   The Utility will install, own, operate and maintain at its expense the necessary mast arm mounted lighting unit and related appurtenances.
         (b)   The lighting unit shall be a metal halide or high-pressure sodium type of luminary. The lighting unit shall be photoelectric or otherwise controlled so as to provide substantially dusk to dawn year round lighting service of approximately 4,000 hours operation per year.
      (4)   Net rate. The Net Rate Per Overhead Mercury Vapor or equivalent lighting unit shall be:
 
Nominal Lumens Rating of Lamp
Approx. Watts Lamp Rating
Total Watts With Ballast
Monthly kWh (Includes Losses)
Monthly Base  Net  Rate*
7,000
175
208
900
$9.75
*    Rates for other than standard overhead fixtures shall be covered by Special Agreement.
 
      (5)   Power supply cost adjustment. The rates and charges set forth in this division (C) are subject to Increase or decrease in conformance to the adjustment specified in Utility's Rider A, set forth in § 50.057.  Said power supply cost adjustment shall be applied to the monthly kWh (including losses) set forth above.
      (6)   Minimum charge. This lighting service is furnished only on a permanent, continuous 12 months year around basis. The annual minimum charge per lamp is payable monthly and disconnection of service will not avoid the applicable annual charge per lamp.
      (7)   Advance payment of annual charge. When determined by Utility that consumer's regular service is seasonal or non- permanent in character.  Utility reserves the right to require 12 months advance payment before service is established and thereafter to require similar advance payments prior to the commencement of each succeeding 12 months of service.
      (8)   Payment and billings. The monthly charge per lamp will be set forth as a separate item on consumer's bill and shall be payable in the same manner and shall be subject to the gross and net billing for consumer's companion metered electric service. If not paid, as specified, all electric service, including the regular metered service, shall be subject to disconnection as provided by Utility's General Rules and Regulations.
(Ord. 10-85, passed 10-7-85; Am. Ord. 06-2001, passed 3-19-01; Am. Ord. 17-2014, passed 11-3-14)