Non-Residential Rates

There are four types of Non-Residential Electric Rates. Most often the size of service and usage demand will determine which rate the non-residential customer will be placed on.

Business Rate – (B1 or B3) Applicable to any customer for general service at secondary voltage where the demand is less than 25 kW.

Small General Secondary Service 

  Customer Charge for Single Phase: B1 $15.00 per month
  Customer Charge for Three Phase: B3 $40.44 per month
  Energy Charge Single Phase: $.10117 per kWh
  Energy Charge Three Phase: $.10117 Per kWh
  Energy Optimization $8.21 per month


Commercial Rate – (C1, C3, C1A, or C3A)
Applicable to any customer for general service at secondary voltage where the demand is 5 kW, but not greater than 100 kW. Where demand is 5 kW but less than 25 kW, the customer shall have the option of being placed on this rate or the Small General Secondary Service Rate. If demand is greater than 25 kW the customer shall have the opportunity to choose between the C1/C3 demand rate or the alternative C1/C3 non-demand rate. Once this choice is made, the account shall remain on that rate for no less than 12 months.

Medium General Secondary Service (C1, C3)

  Customer Charge for Single Phase: $30.00 per month
  Customer Charge for Three Phase: $55.00 per month
  Demand Charge (5 kW minimum) Single Phase: $11.24 Per kW
  Demand Charge (5 kW minimum) Three Phase: $11.55 Per kW
  Energy Charge Single Phase: $.05891 Per kWh
  Energy Charge Three Phase $.05841 Per kWh
  Energy Optimization $8.21 per month

 

Alternative General Secondary Service C1A, C3A

  Customer Charge for Single Phase $27.50 per month
  Customer Charge for Three Phase: $55.00 per month
  Energy Charge Single Phase: $.13565 per kWh
  Energy Charge Three Phase: $.13565 Per kWh
  Energy Optimization $8.21 per month

 

Large Commercial Rate – (C2 or C2A) Applicable to any customer for general service at secondary voltage where the demand is greater than 100 kW for five consecutive months in the last 12 months. If demand is greater than 100 kW the customer shall have the opportunity to choose between the C2 demand rate or the alternative C2A non-demand rate. Once this choice is made, the account shall remain on that rate for no less than 12 months.

Large Secondary Service (C2)

  Customer Charge for Single Phase $65.00 per month
  Demand Charge (100 kW minimum) $15.00 per kW
  Energy Charge $.05230 per kWh
  Power Cost Adjustment $ Per kWh
  Energy Optimization $8.21 per month

Alternative General Secondary Service (C2A)

  Customer Charge for Single Phase $65.00 per month
  Energy Charge $.13733 per kWh
  Power Cost Adjustment $ Per kWh
  Energy Optimization $8.21 per month

 

Industrial – (I) Applicable to any customer for general service at primary voltage where the actual demand is 25 kW or greater, and where the customer furnished and maintains all necessary transforming, controlling and protective equipment.

General Service

  Customer Charge for Single Phase $130.00 per month
  Demand Charge (25 kW minimum) $14.45 per kW
  Energy Charge $.05001 per kWh
  Power Cost Adjustment $ Per kWh
  Energy Optimization $166.25 per month

 

Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) rate can vary month to month. A base amount (cost) for energy is in our rates, however if the actual cost to provide you with energy is higher or lower, that difference must be passed on. The major items that will affect the price of power is overall customer demand and the cost of fuel.

Energy Optimization charge is a program that was mandated by the State of Michigan and is charged based on the rate type. Those funds are used to provide programs, rebates and education that encourage energy efficiency among our customers.

Operation Roundup – this program rounds up the monthly bill to the next whole dollar. The amount collected is used to assist BPU customers that meet strict criteria established by the Community Action Agency and the Hillsdale BPU.

 

Rates Effective 7-1-2017