Schedule 27 – General Service – Greater than 400 Amp Service with New Incremental Load

Effective for all bills rendered after October 1, 2019


All commercial and general service Customers who qualify for Service under Rate Schedule 24 and have a new large power supply requirement greater than 1,000 kW but less than 5,000 kW total (Connected Load). Existing Customers served under Schedule 24 will be considered new Connected Load under Rate Schedule 27 for only any increased incremental load.

All Customers served under Rate Schedule 27 are required to enter into a Special Contract for Electric Service before delivery of electric service begins under Rate Schedule 27 and must participate in Rate Schedule 27 Customer meetings.

Character of Service

Sixty hertz alternating current at such phases and voltage as the PUD may have available.

Monthly Rate

Base Charge: $50.00

Energy Charge:
For all kWhs –  5.06¢ per kWh

Demand Charge: $6.38 per kW

Minimum Monthly Charge

The Base Charge shall be as set forth in the Special Contract for Electric Service entered into by the PUD and the Customer.

BPA Power Cost Adjustments

All applicable BPA Power Cost Adjustment charges per Rate Schedule 94 shall apply to all kWhs billed to Customers under this Rate Schedule.

Average Power Factor Charge

In addition to the Energy and Demand Charges, the Customer shall pay an Average Power Factor Charge as determined in Rate Schedule 92.


Unless otherwise agreed, metering will be installed on the secondary voltage side of the transformers. The billed energy will be adjusted by applying a loss factor or the actual cost of losses to the Customer’s bill, should the service be primary metered for convenience.

Other Charges and Conditions

A. Special Contract Provisions:  The Special Contract for Electric Service shall, at a minimum, incorporate provisions designed to recover the PUD’s cost to serve the Customer. These costs include, but are not limited to, any additional power-related costs and expenses, and all costs incurred if the PUD is required to purchase power in excess of its Tier 1 allocation from BPA.

B. Rate Philosophy – Incremental Costs:  Rate Schedule 27 is formulated and will be administered under a “cost-causer – cost-payer” philosophy with the specific objective of avoiding any unnecessary increases in power costs to existing Customers of the PUD as a result of service under this Rate Schedule. Therefore, to the extent applicable, the PUD will charge any and all incremental costs associated or attributable to any new load directly to the Customer that is causing the increased cost.

C. Power Supply Requirements:  All power supply requirements under Rate Schedule 27 shall be acquired by the PUD and purchased by the Customer and shall be priced at the PUD’s resource acquisition cost, including any delivery related costs. All power supply requirements purchased under Rate Schedule 27 shall be provided to the Customer on a take-or-pay basis and are conditioned on the Customer providing the PUD with adequate financial assurances.

D. BPA Notice Date: The BPA Notice Date for the next BPA Purchase Period is September 30, 2019. The PUD reserves the right to revise the energy charges to reflect BPA-related costs and charges at any time.

All other charge and conditions shall be pursuant to the General Terms, Conditions, Rules, and Regulations for Electric Service.