Chapter 27 UTILITIES*
Section 27-116 Same--Large general service.
Application: The large general service rate shall apply to all electric service for a premises
where the service is supplied at one point of delivery and measured through one meter and for a
period of not less than one year. This rate is not available for standby, supplementary, or resale
service or for services of less than twenty-five (25) kw demand.
(1) Customers that exceed twenty-five
(25) kw demand during June, July, August or
September will automatically be placed on this rate for a period of one year. Reevaluation of
application will be performed in October of each year.
(2) Customers that exceed seven hundred
fifty (750) kw demand during June, July, August
or September will automatically be removed from this rate and placed on the Industrial Service
Rate for a period of one year. Reevaluation of application will be performed in October of each
Type of service: The type of service shall be three-phase, sixty-hertz, at one of the
department's standard service voltages.
Monthly rate charge: The monthly rate per kilowatt hour shall be as follows, subject to
fuel adjustments as provided in section 27-118:
Minimum bill: The minimum bill shall be the demand charge plus the charge for energy
used during the month.
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 payment 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 of
gross receipts tax payment.
(f) Billing demand: The maximum thirty-minute
kw demand measured during the billing
month but not less than seventy-five (75) per cent of the maximum billing demand during the
billing months of June, July, August and September of the preceding eleven-month billing
If there has been a significant change in operation from the previous year, the director
may reduce a customers ratchet amount to fifty percent (50%) until a new maximum billing
demand is set during the forthcoming June, July, August and September.
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 each will be decreased by two (2) per cent.
Power factor: The customer will at all times maintain a power factor of not less than
eighty-five (85) per cent lagging. If the power factor is less than eighty-five (85) per cent and the
customer does not expeditiously take corrective action, the department can, at its option,
discontinue service or can install necessary corrective equipment on its lines to improve the
customer's power factor to at least eighty-five (85) per cent and will charge the customer for the
total installed cost for same (including material, labor and overhead costs) or can make an equal
charge (on an estimated basis) as a contribution towards the cost of corrective facilities to be
installed elsewhere in its system.
Load shedding program: Any large general service customer may elect to reduce electrical
consumption when requested to do so by the utility during load shedding periods.
ustomers who wish to participate in the utility's load shedding program shall inform the
utility in writing no later than April 15 of each year. The application of this service will be
limited to customers whose billing demand
from one account
is two hundred fifty (250) kw and
above during the summer months
of July and August and whose billing demand from multiple
accounts is one thousand (1,000) kw and above during the summer months of July and August
Customers participating in this program shall not participate in the load control program.
specific terms of the load shedding program shall be defined in a separate agreement between the
customer and the city.
Monthly rate: Credit for demand shedding will be
computed as follows:
a. Performance Rate. If the electric utility requests
customer to shed load, the Performance
Rate shall be calculated at three dollars ($3.00) per month for each kw shed on average for the
load shedding periods during the months of June through September. Customers shall receive a
monthly credit based upon the Performance Rate beginning in October. The Performance Rate
shall be applied to each months bill for a period of one (1) year.
b. If there is no load shedding event in a given year, the credit shall be reduced
percent (50%) of the Performance Rate and shall remain at that level until the customer sheds
demand as part of this program in any subsequent year or until the customers participation in
program ends, whichever occurs first. If the Performance Rate cannot be determined, the credit
shall be seventy-five dollars ($75.00) each month for a customer with one account in the load
shedding program and shall be a total of one hundred-fifty dollars ($150.00) each month for a
customer with more than one account in the load shedding program. If a customer with more
than one account is participating in this program, the agreement shall specify which account is to
receive the credit.
Metering: The utility will install
recording demand meter
to measure the customer's
energy load during the periods the utility requests the customer to reduce the load.
shall pay for the first meter installed. Customer shall be responsible for all costs associated
all other recording demand meters installed by the utility for the customers participation in
program. Customer, at customers expense, shall also be responsible for installing and
maintaining a telephone line connection to each meter for use by the utility.
Demand reduction: The customer shall receive a credit on
beginning in October of each year based on the customer demand shedding
exceed fifty (50) percent of
load prior to shedding
, as defined in the agreement)
(4) A customer participating in the
load shedding program shall remain in the program for an
initial period of one year.
Load control: Customers under this rate may receive a discount on summer bills if they
elect to allow the city to install, operate and maintain load control devices on qualifying cooling
equipment (see Sec. 27-130).
Net metering credit. Qualified customers under this rate may receive a per kWh discount
for the energy supplied by a qualified net metering unit as outlined in Sec. 27-120.1.
(Code 1964, § 15.570; Ord. No. 9930, § 1, 9-6-83; Ord. No. 13148, §
1, 10-21-91; Ord. No.
13491, § 1, 10-19-92; Ord. No. 14776, § 1, 3-4-96; Ord. No. 15978, § 1, 5-3-99; Ord.
§ 1, 9-20-99; Ord. No. 17894, § 1, 11-3-03;
Ord. No. 18220, § 1, 9-20-04; Ord. No. 18689; § 1,
9-19-05; Ord. No. 19212, § 1, 9-18-06;
Ord. No. 19681, § 1, 9-17-07; Ord. No. 19877, § 1, 4-21-08; Ord. No. 20051, § 1,
; Ord. No. 20417, § 1, 9-21-09; Ord. No. 20742, § 1, 9-20-10
Ord. No. 21432, § 1, 9-17-12; Ord. No. 21661, § 1, 4-15-13
(Ord. 21661, Amended, 04/15/2013, Prior Text; 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. 19877, Amended, 04/21/2008, Prior Text; Ord. 19681, Amended, 09/17/2007, Prior Text; Ord. 19212, Amended, 09/18/2006, Prior Text; Ord. 18689, Amended, 09/19/2005, Prior Text; Ord. 18220, Amended, 09/20/2004, Prior Text; Ord. 17894, Amended, 11/03/2003, Prior Text; Ord. 16185, Amended, 09/20/1999, Prior Text; Ord. 15978, Amended, 05/03/1999, Prior Text)