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Summary of BWL Electric Rates

Residential Service Rate 1

This is a standard rate for residential customers

General Service Rate 3

This rate is for small commercial and industrial customers

Large General Service Rate 4

This rate is for customers who want secondary voltage service and who have demands of 15 KW or higher

Primary Service Rate 5

This rate is for customers who want primary voltage service and who have demands of 100 KW or higher

Municipal Water Pumping Service Rate 7

This rate is for political subdivisions or state agencies who want service for drinking water pumping and associated water production equipment This rate is for political subdivisions or state agencies who want service for drinking water pumping and associated water production equipment

Large Capacity Service Rate 8

This rate is for customers who want primary voltage service and who have demands of 25,000 KW or higher

Outdoor Lighting Service Rate 9

This lease lighting rate is for customers who want dusk to dawn outdoor lighting

Traffic Light Service Rate 11

This rate is for political subdivisions and state agencies operating traffic lights

Space Conditioning and Electric Water Heating Service Rate 12

This rate is for commercial or industrial customers with electric space heating or water heating

Residential Senior Citizen Rate 21

This rate is for residential customers 65 years or older with low monthly usage. This rate is not recommended for customers who consume more than 620 KWH per month.

Residential Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging Service 22

This rate is a voluntary pilot rate available to any single-family or multifamily dwelling of 4 units or less with separately metered Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) capable of providing Level 2 charging for plug-in electric motor vehicles

Street Lighting Service Rate 31

This rate is for BWL-owned street lighting systems. This rate is not open to new business effective October 1, 2012.

Street Lighting Service Rate 31a

This rate is for BWL-owned street lighting systems effective March 1, 2011.

Street Lighting Service Rate 32

This rate is for customer-owned street lighting systems

Energy Cost Adjustment

This describes how monthly bills will be affected by the changing costs of fuel, power purchases, and other factors

Scheduled Curtailment Service Rider

This rider is for Rate 5 customers who, at the Board's discretion, can curtail their load by 1,000 KW or more

Renewable Energy Rider

This rider is for customers who wish to meet some or all of their monthly energy needs with electricity produced from renewable resources or "green power". The customer will pay a premium of up to $7.50 per month for each block of renewable energy they purchase.

Renewable Energy Net Metering Rider

The purpose of this rider it to enable customers who generate electricity using renewable energy sources to connect to the BWL’s electric distribution system and to send electricity back to the electric grid at time when their generation exceeds their own use.

Infrastructure Recovery Rider

This rider's primary purpose is to encourage economic development in the Board of Water and Light service area and recover those expenses necessary to provide electric distribution infrastructure from customers receiving retail electric service from the BWL on qualifying property.

Electric Environmental Charge

The Environmental Charge permits the recovery of environmental remediation expenses incurred as a result of supplying electricity. All residential and general service rates are subject to the Environmental Charge. The following definitions and procedures will be followed in administering the Environmental Charge.

Energy Optimization Surcharge

Energy Optimization Surcharge (EO Surcharge) is designed to recover Energy Optimization Plan program costs, as required by 2008 PA 295.

Renewable Energy Plan Surcharge

Renewable Energy Plan Surcharge (REP Surcharge) is designed to recover Renewable Energy Plan program costs, as required by 2008 PA 295.

Economic Development Rider

The primary purpose of this rider is to enhance economic development in the Board of Water & Light (BWL) service area.


Summary of BWL Steam Rates

General Steam Service Rate 1

This rate is for any customer receiving steam from the distribution system with a maximum gauge pressure of 15 pounds per square inch.

Industrial Steam Service Rate 2

This rate is for industrial customers taking service at any BWL plant wall at a minimum gauge pressure of 250 pounds per square inch.

General Steam Service Rate 3

This rate is for customers who enter into a steam supply contract with the BWL and receive steam service from the transmission or distribution system at gauge pressures in excess of 100 pounds per square inch.

Residential Steam Service Rate 5

This rate is available to any singe-family or multi-family dwelling of 4 units or less when the entire service requirements are supplied at one point of delivery through one meter.

Fuel Cost Adjustment

This permits the monthly adjustments of rates for the costs of fuel incurred in supplying steam to customers.

Steam Environmental Charge

The Environmental Charge permits the recovery of environmental remediation expenses incurred as a result of supplying steam. All residential, general service, and industrial rates are subject to the Environmental Charge.

Summary of BWL Water Rates

Residential Water Service Rate 1

This rate is for residential customers

General Water Service Rate 2

This rate is generally for commercial and industrial customers

Water System Connection Fees Rate 3

This rate details system connection fees for new water service connections

Fire Service Rate 4

This rate details charges for water supply and maintenance for a fire service line to a customer detector check valve.

Lawn Sprinkling Water Service Rate 5

This rate is for customers who want to separately meter water which is used outdoors and does not enter the sanitary sewer system.

Fire Hydrant Charges Rate 6

This rate details charges for water supply and maintenance of a fire service line to a public or private fire hydrant.

Summary of BWL Chilled Water Rates

General Chilled Water Service Rate 1

This rate is available to customers entering into contract with the Board of Water and Light for service from the district cooling system.

Economic Development Rider for Chilled Water

The primary purpose of this rider is to enhance economic development in the Board of Water & Light (BWL) service area. It will be offered to new customers when, in the utility’s judgment, the availability of the rider is a major factor for the customer choosing to take chilled water service and will result in a net benefit to the BWL and its customers.