Low rates are a cornerstone of energy affordability.
- Rates have been designed to promote energy efficiency and conservation.
- Load-factor pricing encourages efficient use of energy infrastructure.
- Load-factor pricing reduces cross subsidies among irrigation customers.
- Load-factor pricing will financially benefit customers with a high load-factor regardless of their participation in the company’s Irrigation Peak Rewards and/or Irrigation Efficiency Rewards programs.
To learn how in-season load-factor pricing can affect you, see the section below.
Load-Factor Energy Pricing (In-Season months only)
Instead of applying a single uniform energy rate to all in-season energy sales, the load-factor energy pricing mechanism divides the monthly kilowatt-hour sales into two segments:
- Segment 1 – First 164 kWh per kW of Demand
- Segment 2 – All Other kWh per kW of Demand
For example, if one month a customer has a Billing Demand of 10 kW and energy usage of 4,000 kWh, the energy portion of the bill would include:
- 1,640 kWh at the Segment 1 energy rate (164 * 10 kW)
- 2,360 kWh at the Segment 2 energy rate (4,000 kWh total usage – 1,640 kWh Segment 1)
(All Other Months)
|Demand Charge (per kW)||$7.76||$0.00|
|In-Season Energy (per kWh)|
|First 164 kWh (per kW)||7.5272¢|
|All Other kWh||7.1700¢|
|Out-Season Energy (per kWh)||7.8114¢|