Chapter 27 UTILITIES*
Section 27-115 Same-Interruptible service rate.
Sec. 27-115. Same-Interruptible service rate.
Available: Customers receiving service on the large general service rate or the industrial
service rate and having at least 500 kw of load that is interruptible are eligible to place a
contracted firm demand on the interruptible service rate. Interruptible loads are specific areas
a customers service that can be identified and metered and can be entirely removed from service
during periods requested by the utility. Arrangements for interruptible service require a signed
agreement between the customer and the city. The rate is not available for temporary, standby,
breakdown, supplementary or resale service.
Application: The interruptible service rate shall apply to identifiable load where the service
is supplied at one point of delivery and measured through one meter. At the time of interruption
the meter reading for that period should register zero. If the customer is unable to interrupt
total load at the utilitys request, a charge of $36.40 per kilowatt will be charged on the kilowatt
load registered on the meter during that period. If the customer continues to violate the terms
the interruptible agreement, the customer will be removed from the interruptible rate and put
a rate based on the customers loads during the previous summer period. The customer will
be allowed to re-apply for the interruptible rate for one year.
Customers with auxiliary power connected to the interruptible
load will be allowed up to one
percent of the interruptible kilowatt load on the meter before the charge for the auxiliary load
will be billed at $36.40 per kilowatt on a monthly basis during the interruptible period.
Monthly rate charge: The monthly rate per kilowatt hour shall be as follows, subject to
fuel adjustments as provided in section 27-118:
(1) Customer charge (per month):
Summer $ 55.00
(2) Demand Charge (per kilowatt):
(3) Energy charge (per kilowatt hour):
Summer $ 0.0411
Non-Summer $ 0.0393
(d) Minimum monthly charge: Customer charge plus the demand
charge of kw times billing
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 payments equal to 7.5268 per cent of the monthly
rate charge. Sales taxes shall be applied to the total of the monthly rate charge and the in lieu
gross receipts tax payment.
Billing demand: The maximum thirty-minute kw demand measured during the billing
month, but not less than one hundred (100) per cent of the maximum billing demand set during
the billing months for June, July, August and September of the preceding eleven-month billing
Primary service: When the customer owns and maintains all equipment except metering
equipment, necessary to take service at thirteen thousand eight hundred (13,800) volts or higher,
total rate charges will be reduced by ten cents ($0.10) times the highest thirty-minute kw demand
during the billing cycle.
Primary metering: If, at the option of the department, service is metered at primary
voltage, the measured demand and kwh will each be decreased by two per cent.
Power factor: Customer will at all times maintain a power factor of not less than ninety
(90) per cent lagging. If power factor is less than ninety (90) per cent, the measured kilowatt
demand will be multiplied by the ratio of ninety (90) per cent divided by the actual power factor
to determine the adjusted measured demand to be used for determination of billing demand. The
department may, at its option, use for adjustment the power factor determined:
(1) By test during periods of maximum demand; or
(2) By measurement of the average monthly power factor.
(Ord. No. 16018, § 1, 6-7-99; Ord. No. 20051, § 1, 9-15-08; Ord. No. 20417,
§ 1, 9-21-09;
No. 20742, § 1, 9-20-10
; Ord. No. 21432, § 1, 9-17-12)
(Ord. 21432, Amended, 09/17/2012, Prior Text; Ord. 20742, Amended, 09/20/2010, Prior Text; Ord. 20417, Amended, 09/21/2009, Prior Text; Ord. 20051, Amended, 09/15/2008, Prior Text; Ord. 16018, Amended, 06/07/1999)