Rate 21 - Irrigation Single Phase Rate

Irrigation Single Phase - Rate 21

Effective April 1, 2016

Available to all single phase consumers for irrigation pumps including center pivot systems and pumps used for crop irrigation by the flooding method.

Single phase, 60 cycles, at available voltage, through a demand meter.

The monthly rate shall be:

Service Availability Charge - $25.00
Demand Charge @ $10.00 per kW
kWh at $0.1000 per kWh

The minimum monthly charge shall be $25.00

Billing demand is the average demand in kilowatts for the 15 minutes of greatest power use during any one month as measured by a demand meter.  Consumers will be billed only for actual demand measured by the meter for each month the service is used during the months of May through September.  Consumers will not be billed for demand used during the months of October through April.

Consumers requiring service only during certain seasons of the year may be served under the applicable monthly rate schedule during periods of connection.  When service is disconnected, the Service Availability Charge (SAC) will prevail for up to  and including twelve (12) months.  The Service Availability Charge will be coordinated with the disconnect fee.  The SAC may be paid at the time of disconnection or will be required prior to reconnection.

Interruption Credits

In order to receive service credit hereunder, Consumer shall interrupt service all hours defined below.  Said hours are referred to as the “Daily Periods of Interruption” (DPI).  Failure to interrupt service during any DPI during the month will cause forfeiture of the monthly credit.

Daily Period of Interruption

In order to receive credit for interrupting service, Consumer shall interrupt service (draw no electrical power from the service) during the following hours:

Daily Periods of Interruption Time
All Days During
Usage Months of:
Daily Interruption
Commence Time
Daily Interruption
Expiration Time
May through September 11:00 a.m. 11:00 p.m.

 

That is, Consumer’s irrigation facility is to be completely turned off no later than the called for “Daily Interruption Commence Time” and shall not be turned on prior to the “Daily Interruption Expiration Time.”  For example, if the “Daily Interruption Commence Time” is 11:00 a.m. and the “Daily Interruption Expiration Time” is 11:00 p.m., then Consumer is not to draw any power from the electrical service between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.  Under the example, the Consumer may utilize the electrical service beginning with the time of 11:00 pm in the evening and ending with the time of 11:00 a.m. in the morning.

Monthly Credit for Interruptible Service

Consumer is to be billed pursuant to Single Phase Service.  Consumer (upon completion of month in which service is interrupted completely during each of the daily time periods indicated) will receive credit for Interruptible Service as follows:

Interruptible Credit Schedule
Usage Months Monthly Credit(s)*
June through August $4.50/kw of monthly billed service.
May and September $6.75/kw of monthly billed service

 

  • Monthly Billing Demand is defined above.

Responsibilities

  •  Consumer shall be responsible for monitoring service and operating outside all daily interruption time periods during the month.  The Cooperative will meter and/or monitor Consumer’s usage and will not provide the monthly credit to Consumer if Cooperative in its sole judgment determines that Consumer operated during the Daily Periods of Interruption during any month. 
  •  Cooperative is not responsible for Consumer’s operation or Consumer’s removal of Consumer’s irrigation load from service during interruptible periods - this is Consumer’s responsibility.  The Cooperative assumes no responsibility for any losses that Consumer may accrue due to interruption of service.  The Cooperative shall have the right to physically monitor Consumer’s installation at any time if Cooperative determines in its sole judgment that said action is appropriate.