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Business Rates

Business Rates

General Commercial & Industrial service rates apply to all customers that do not qualify for residential rates. This includes commercial services, like stores, shops, billboards, etc. It also includes apartment common areas, apartment laundry facilities, separately metered garages, and cabins or boat houses without kitchen facilities.

Typically, industrial customers have demands exceeding 1,000 kilowatts (kW), while commercial customers have demands less than 1,000 kW. These are the two most common commercial rates.

Rate 230 – Small Commercial, Non-Demand Rate

This rate applies to non-residential customers that have a Monthly Billing Demand less than 50 kW during each of the four summer billing months and all service is taken through a single meter at one location.

Service Charge: $23.00/month

 




Summer (June 1 – Sept. 30)

  • 10.18 cents/kWh for first 1,000 kWh
  • 9.39 cents/kWh for all additional kWh

Winter (Oct. 1 – May 31)
  • 8.81 cents/kWh for the first 3,000 kWh
  • 5.85 cents/kWh for all additional kWh

    Minimum Monthly Bill: $23.00

 

 

Rate 231 – Small Commercial, Demand Rate

This rate applies to all commercial service using more than 50 kW demand during the summer months. Demand-metered customers with less than 50 kW may take service rate 230.


Service Charge: $19.86/month
Demand Charge
  • $96.84 for the first 18 kW of demand
  • $5.38 for all additional kW of demand 
  • Energy Charge in cents/kWh

Summer (June 1 – Sept. 30)
  • 7.38 cents/kWh for first 300 kWh per kW of demand
  • 5.00 cents/kWh for additional kWh

Winter (Oct. 1 – May 31)
  • 6.10 cents/kWh for first 300 kWh per kW of demand
  • 3.75 cents/kWh for all additional kWh

    Minimum Monthly Bill: $116.70

 

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Rate 470 Consumer Service Charges
OPPD’s rates include charges for specific services. Each service is listed and explained in this section.

Rate 461 Fuel and Purchased Power Adjustment (FPPA)
The provisions of Rate 461 Fuel and Purchase Power Adjustment apply to all rate schedules. This adjustment is made to reflect changes in the fuel and purchased power expenses above or below the Fuel and Purchased Power Base Rate.

FPPA Factor

Effective Date

0.215 cents/kWh

1/1/2013

0.215 cents/kWh

1/1/2014

0.215 cents/kWh

1/1/2015

0.159 cents/kWh

1/1/2016

0.159 cents/kWh

1/1/2017


Reconnection Charges
A Minimum Monthly Charge will be incurred for customers who terminate service with OPPD, then re-establish the same service within one year. This is most likely to occur in seasonal homes/cabins and does not apply if another customer takes over the service during the interim time-period.