§ 51.028  LARGE COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL SERVICE RATE.
   The large commercial and industrial service rate for electrical service shall be as follows:
   (a)   Designation. LCS.
   (b)   Applicable. To commercial or industrial customers for single- or three-phase lighting, heating, cooking, refrigeration, power to motors, and other approved uses where the monthly peak demand exceeds 25 kW or where monthly metered energy exceeds 6000 kWh.
   (c)   Character of service. Single- or three-phase, 60 hertz, at available secondary voltages.
   (d)   Rate.
      (1)   Customer charge. $14.77 per month for service from January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018; $15.36 per month from January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019; $15.82 per month for service from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020; $16.30 per month for service from January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021; $16.78 per month for service from January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022; and $17.29 for service beginning January 1, 2023.
      (2)   Energy charge (all kWh). $0.0378 for service from January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018; $0.0394 from January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019; $0.0406 for service from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020; $0.0418 for service from January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021; $0.0431 for service from January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022; and $0.0443 for service beginning January 1, 2023.
      (3)   Demand charge (all kW). $17.83 for service from January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018; $18.54 from January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019; $19.10 for service from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020; $19.67 for service from January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021; $20.26 for service from January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022; and $20.87 for service beginning January 1, 2023.
   (e)   Meter demand. The meter demand shall be the maximum kilowatt demand established by the consumer for any period of 15 consecutive minutes during the month as indicated or recorded by a demand meter.
   (f)   Power factor penalty. If the customer’s average monthly power factor falls below 90%, the utility may adjust the meter demand by the ratio of 90% to the measured average monthly power factor in percent.
   (g)   Adjusted demand. The adjusted demand consists of the meter demand adjusted for power factor, if applicable.
   (h)   Billing demand. The demand to be billed shall be the adjusted demand for the month but not less than 50% of the highest demand billing dollars during the preceding 11 months.
   Commercial or industrial customers with large new or expanding loads of 1 megawatt or more may qualify for incentive pass-through energy rates if the city’s wholesale electric supplier offers such incentive rates, the customer meets the wholesale supplier’s requirements for such rates, and the director of public works approves use of such rates. Existing customers are eligible for this rate only for the portion of its load qualifying for such pass-through rates. Any customer qualifying for such rate shall pay the city for transmission of energy and for facilities costs related to the new or expanding loads, including infrastructure costs, customer service charges of $1,000 per month, and any other charges related to the new or expanding loads. The charges listed in § 51.028(d) through (h) may be waived by the director of public works for a period of up to five years if necessary for the customer to qualify for such incentive rate from the city’s wholesale electric supplier, provided that such waiver would not require an increase in the rates for other customers.
(1992 Code, § 41-49A)  (Ord. 105-06, passed 8-21-2006; Ord. 94-07, passed 6-18-2007; Ord. 75-08, passed 6-16-2008; Ord. 62-09, passed 6-15-2009; Ord. 53-10, passed 6-21-2010; Ord. 45-11, passed 6-20-2011; Ord. 49-12, passed 7-10-2012; Ord. 44-16, passed 5-3-2016; Ord. 31-18, passed 4-17-2018; Ord. 112-18, passed 12-4-2018)