- Low rates are a cornerstone of energy affordability.
- Rates are 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.
Find out about energy efficient solutions and programs for your agricultural irrigation and the terms used on your bill in our Bill Glossary.
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)||$7.06||$0.00|
|In-Season Energy (per kWh)|
|First 164 kWh (per kW)||5.8436¢|
|All Other kWh||5.5483¢|
|Out-Season Energy (per kWh)||6.7084¢|