Schedule 37 – Primary Voltage Service with New Incremental Load
Effective for all bills rendered after October 1, 2019
All large commercial and industrial Customers who qualify for Service under Rate Schedule 30 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 30 will be considered new Connected Load under Rate Schedule 37 for only any increased incremental load.
The Customer will be responsible for the maintenance, repair and replacement for all primary voltage facilities beyond the Point of Delivery except meters, instrument transformers and their related wiring.
All Customers served under Rate Schedule 37 are required to enter into a Special Contract for Electric Service before delivery of electric service begins under Rate Schedule 37 and must participate in Rate Schedule 37 Customer meetings.
Character of Service
Sixty hertz alternating current, three-phase, 12,470/7,200 grounded wye volts.
Base Charge: $100.00
For all kWhs – 4.40¢ per kWh
Demand Charge: $7.44 per kW
On-Peak Period: 30-minute fixed intervals from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, excluding Sundays, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
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.
Normally, metering will be installed on the primary voltage side of the transformers. The billed energy will be adjusted by applying a loss factor or the actual cost of losses to the bill, should the metering be installed otherwise.
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 37 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 37 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 37 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 charges and conditions shall be pursuant to the applicable power sales contract and the General Terms, Conditions, Rules, and Regulations for Electric Service.