Available to consumers for irrigation purposes, subject to established rules and regulations of the cooperative.
Single phase or three phase, 60 cycles, at available secondary voltages.
Facility Charge.................................................... $27.00 per kW per YEAR or
$270.00 per YEAR, whichever is larger
Demand Charge.................................. $25.50 per kW when direct control is bypassed
Energy Charge....................................................... $0.064 per kWh
The minimum annual charge shall be the facility charge or the amount specified in the contract for electric service.
1. The service shall be controlled so that the complete irrigation system is de-energized during periods of power supply peak demand. Controls shall be activated by East River Electric and the control periods shall be in accordance with East River's load management strategy.
2. The irrigation system must have a control circuit between the center pivot and the pump control panel.
One-third of the annual facility charge shall be billed in each of the following months: May, June and July. The demand charge and energy charge shall be billed monthly based on actual consumption.
The billing demand shall be the maximum kilowatt demand established by the consumer for any period of fifteen consecutive minutes during the month for which the bill is rendered, as indicated or recorded by a demand meter and adjusted for power factor or as calculated by the cooperative.
For billing purposes, the facility charge shall be based on the peak kW demand during the previous irrigation season. For new systems or systems converting from high to low pressure pumping, the facility charge shall be estimated and adjusted to actual. The facility charge is subject to adjustment for power factor.
The consumer agrees to maintain unity power factor as nearly as practicable. Demand charges may be adjusted to correct for average power factor lower than 90 percent, and may be so adjusted for other consumers if and when the cooperative deems necessary. Such adjustments will be made by increasing the measured demand one percent for each one percent by which the average power factor is less than 90 percent lagging.
The demand and energy charge is subject to upward or downward adjustment to reflect variations in purchased power costs.
All applicable state and municipal sales tax and any other non-ad valorem taxes imposed on electric energy sales shall be applied to monthly bills rendered under this rate schedule unless the consumer is exempt from said tax or taxes.
In the event the current monthly bill is not paid in accordance with the payment dates indicated on the bill, a late payment penalty in effect at the time shall apply.
Capacitors rated at 480 volts and sized to horsepower rating of the pumping unit shall be connected on the line side of the motor starter by the irrigator.
This rate schedule supersedes rate schedule OPS-IRR adopted April 21, 2016.
EFFECTIVE DATE: May 2017 billing period
BOARD APPROVED: March 23, 2017