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2016 Rate Increase

Benton PUD Commission approved a retail rate increase that raises the average customer bill by 4.9 percent effective September 1, 2016. 

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Effective September 1, 2016

RATE SCHEDULE 21

AVAILABLE: In all territory served by the District.

APPLICABLE: To commercial, industrial, public buildings and other services not eligible under other rate schedules where measured demand is less than 50 kW at all times.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: 60 hertz alternating current of such phase and voltage as the District may have available.

RATE:

Daily System Charge

Single-Phase $0.46 per day
Multi-Phase $0.68 per day
 

Monthly Energy Charge: $0.0644 per kWh

MINIMUM MONTHLY BILL: Shall be the daily system charge before any applicable adjustments.

DELIVERY POINT: The above rates are based upon the supply of service to the entire premises through a single delivery and metering point. Separate supply for the same customer at other points of consumption shall be separately metered and billed.

Effective September 1, 2016

RATE SCHEDULE 22

AVAILABLE: In all territory served by the District.

APPLICABLE: To commercial, industrial, public buildings and other services not eligible under other rate schedules where measured demand is greater than 50 kW anytime and is less than 300 kW at least 10 times during any calendar year.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: 60 hertz alternating current of such phase and voltage as the District may have available.

RATE:

Daily System Charge

Single-Phase $0.92 per day
Multi-Phase $1.38 per day
 

Monthly Energy Charge

April 1, through August 31, inclusive $0.0509 per kWh
September 1, through March 31, inclusive $0.0597 per kWh
 

Monthly Demand Charge

First 50 kW of demand per month no demand charge
Excess above 50 kW of demand per month $8.77 per kilowatt of billing demand per billing period

BILLING DEMAND: The billing demand under this rate schedule shall be the highest of the following:

  1. The measured demand for the month adjusted for power factor less 50 kW, - or -
  2. As specified in a separate contract.

MINIMUM MONTHLY BILL: Shall be the daily system charge before any applicable adjustments.

DELIVERY POINT: The above rates are based upon the supply of service to the entire premises through a single delivery and metering point. Separate supply for the same customer at other points of consumption shall be separately metered and billed.

DETERMINATION OF DEMAND: Demand measurement shall be made by suitable instruments at the point of delivery. Demand for any month shall be defined as the average kilowatt delivery during the thirty-minute period in which the consumption of energy is the greatest during the month for which determination is made.

POWER FACTOR ADJUSTMENTS: If the average power factor at which power is delivered to the customer is less than 95% or more, no adjustment will be made in the registered kilowatt demand.  If the average power factore is less than 95%, then the registered kilowatt demand (KW) shall be adjusted. 

This adjustment consist of:

  1. Calculate the average power factor using the formula below.
  2. Subtract the average power factor from 95%.
  3. Multiply the average power factor difference by the registered KW, rounded up to the nearest whole number.
  4. Multiply the product by the Monthly Demand Charge rate to determine the Power Factor Adjustment.

The average power factor will be determined by measurement of kilowatt-hours and reactive kilovolt-ampere-hours during the billing period using the following formula:

power-factor-formula.png


Where pf = Average Power Factor
Where kWh = Kilowatt-Hours
Where kvarh = Reactive-Kilovolt-Ampere Hours

The meter measuring reactive volt-ampere-hours shall be ratcheted to prevent reverse rotation when the power factor of the load is leading.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Service under this classification is subject to the Customer Service Policies of the District.

Effective September 1, 2016

RATE SCHEDULE 23

NON TIME-OF-USE

AVAILABLE: In all territory served by the District.

APPLICABLE: To commercial, industrial, public buildings and other services not eligible under other rate schedules, where measured demand equals or exceeds 300 kW at least three months in a calendar year but never exceeds 3500 kW.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: 60 hertz alternating current of such phase and voltage as the District may have available.

RATE:

Daily System Charge

Multi-Phase $1.38 per day
 

Monthly Energy Charge

April 1, through August 31, inclusive $0.0411 per kWh
September 1, through March 31, inclusive $0.0492 per kWh
 

Monthly Demand Charge

First 50 kW of demand per month no demand charge
Excess above 50 kW of demand per month $7.45 per kilowatt of billing demand per billing period


BILLING DEMAND: The billing demand under this rate schedule shall be the highest of the following:

  1. The measured demand for the month adjusted for power factor less 50 kW, - or -
  2. As specified in a separate contract.

MINIMUM MONTHLY BILL: Shall be the daily system charge before any applicable adjustments.

DELIVERY POINT: The above rates are based upon the supply of service to the entire premises through a single delivery and metering point. Separate supply for the same customer at other points of consumption shall be separately metered and billed.

DETERMINATION OF DEMAND: Demand measurement shall be made by suitable instruments at the point of delivery. Demand for any month shall be defined as the average kilowatt delivery during the thirty-minute period in which the consumption of energy is the greatest during the month for which determination is made.

POWER FACTOR ADJUSTMENTS: If the average power factor at which power is delivered to the customer is less than 95% or more, no adjustments will be made in the registered kilowatt demand.  If the average power factor is less than 95%, then the registered kilowatt demand (KW) shall be adjusted. 

This adjustment will consist of:

  1. Calculate the averagepower factor using the formula below.
  2. Subtract the average factor from 95%.
  3. Multiply the average power factor difference by the registered KW, rounded up to the nearest whole number.
  4. Multiply the product by the Monthly Demand Charge rate to determine the Power Factor Adjustment.

The average power factor will be determined by measurement of kilowatt-hours and reactive kilovolt-ampere-hours during the billing period using the following formula:

  

power-factor-formula.png


Where pf = Average Power Factor
Where kWh = Kilowatt-Hours
Where kvarh = Reactive-Kilovolt-Ampere Hours

The meter measuring reactive volt-ampere-hours shall be ratcheted to prevent reverse rotation when the power factor of the load is leading.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Service under this classification is subject to the Customer Service Policies of the District or as specified in a special power sales contract. Primary Facility charges will apply.  Additionally, the District may require a contribution from the customer, or a Guaranteed Annual Revenue Contract (GAR), if an electric system improvement such as a new substation is needed as a result of new or additional load.

Effective September 1, 2016

RATE SCHEDULE 24

TIME-OF-USE

AVAILABLE: In all territory served by the District.

APPLICABLE: To commercial, industrial, public buildings and other services not eligible under other rate schedules, where measured demand equals or exceeds 300 kW at least three months in a calendar year, but never exceeds 3500 kW. Time-of-use metering may be provided by Benton PUD upon receipt of a customer's written request and may be at customer expense.The District may also install time-of-use metering at its discretion and expense.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: 60 hertz alternating current of such phase and voltage as the District may have available.

RATE:

Daily System Charge

Multi-phase $1.38 per day
 

Monthly Energy Charge; Time-of-Use

April 1, through August 31, inclusive
Monday through Saturday, 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. $0.0413 per kWh
All other hours $0.0381 per kWh
 
September 1, through March 31, inclusive
Monday through Saturday, 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. $0.0506 per kWh
All other hours $0.0432 per kWh
 

Monthly Demand Charge

First 50 kW of demand per month no demand charge
Excess above 50 kW of demand per month $7.45 per kilowatt of billing demand per billing period


BILLING DEMAND: The billing demand under this rate schedule shall be the highest of the following:

  1. The measured demand for the month adjusted for power factor less 50 kW, - or -
  2. As specified in a separate contract.

MINIMUM MONTHLY BILL: Shall be the daily system charge before any applicable adjustments.

DELIVERY POINT: The above rates are based upon the supply of service to the entire premises through a single delivery and metering point. Separate supply for the same customer at other points of consumption shall be separately metered and billed.

DETERMINATION OF DEMAND: Demand measurement shall be made by suitable instruments at the point of delivery. Demand for any month shall be defined as the average kilowatt delivery during the thirty-minute period in which the consumption of energy is the greatest during the month for which determination is made.

POWER FACTOR ADJUSTMENTS: If the average power factor at which power is delivered to the customer is less than 95% or more, no adjustment will be made int he registered kilowatt demand.  If the average power factor is less than 95%, then the registered kilowatt demand (KW) shall be adjusted.

The adjustment will consist of:

  1. Calculate the average power factor using the formula below.
  2. Subtract the average power factor from 95%.
  3. Multiply the average power factor difference by the registered KW, rounded up to the nearest whole number.
  4. Multiply the product by the Monthly Demand Charge rate to determine the Power Factor Adjustment.

The average power factor will be determined by measurement of kilowatt hours and reactive kilovolt-ampere-hours during the billing period using the following formula:

power-factor-formula.png


Where pf = Average Power Factor
Where kWh = Kilowatt-Hours
Where kvarh = Reactive-Kilovolt-Ampere Hours

The meter measuring reactive volt-ampere-hours shall be ratcheted to prevent reverse rotation when the power factor of the load is leading.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Service under this classification is subject to the Customer Service Policies of the District or as specified in a special power sales contract.  Primary Facility charges will apply.  Additionally, the District may require a contribution from the customer, or a Guaranteed Annual Revenue Contract (GAR), if an electric system improvement such as a new substation is needed as a result of new or additional load.

Effective September 1, 2015

RATE SCHEDULE 33

AVAILABLE: In all territory served by the District.

APPLICABLE: To new Large Industrial Loads greater than 3,500 kilowatts demand and less than 5 average annual megawatts energy, served under a power sales contract with the District.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: 60 hertz alternating current of such phase and voltage as the District may have available.

RATE: Large Industrial customers will be served at rates determined under a contract negotiated with the District.

Effective September 1, 2016

RATE SCHEDULE 51

AVAILABLE: In all territory served by the District.

APPLICABLE: To governmental agencies and municipal corporations upon receipt of an authorized application for the supply of lighting facilities or energy and maintenance of lighting systems for public streets, alleys, thoroughfares, grounds and parks.

TYPES OF LIGHTING: Lighting systems installed and owned by the District shall consist of mast arms and luminaries mounted on poles. Customer-owned systems will be supplied at voltages specified by the District.

MONTHLY RATES:

  District-Owned Facilities Customer-Owned Facilities
Type & Size of Lamp Metered Unmetered Metered
(See Small General Rates)
Unmetered
50w. Ind.       1.98
135w. Ind.       3.31
200w. Ind.       4.38
42w. LED 2.10   3.92   1.83
53w. LED 2.10   4.40   2.30
54w. LED       2.34
101w. LED 2.10   5.40   3.30
139w. LED 2.10   5.47   3.37
180w. LED       4.35
260w. LED       5.61
100w. H.P.S. 5.81   7.37   4.12
150w. H.P.S.     8.19   4.92
200w. H.P.S. 5.83   9.22   5.96
250w. H.P.S. 5.85   10.15   6.89
400w. H.P.S. 5.86 12.38   9.13
*175w. Mer. Vap. 5.52   8.33   5.08
*250w. Mer. Vap. 5.72   10.03   6.78

The rate for District-owned systems includes routine maintenance and replacement of light emitting diode (LED), high pressure sodium (HPS), and Mercury Vapor lamps, photocells and luminaries.  The monthly rate for Induction (IND) type lighting does not include maintenance and replacement.  Routine maintenance and replacement of Induction lighting is the customers' responsibility.  The rate does not cover unusual damage or failure of the system requiring major component replacements.  Maintenance of the system will be performed during normal District working hours.  It is the customer's reasonability to provide ingress/egress easement for the District to perform any necessary repairs.  Customer will provide trench and backfill for installation or replacement of underground conditions.  The cost of additional District-owned poles (wood or metal) including installation is to be collected by the District at the time of construction.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Service under this classification is subject to the Customer Service Policies of the District.

*No longer available after March 1, 1982.

Effective September 1, 2016

RATE SCHEDULE 61

AVAILABLE: In all territory served by the District.

APPLICABLE: To any electric customer where the District has existing facilities or public accessible locations.

TYPES OF LIGHTING: The District will furnish and install lighting fixtures, overhead, electrical equipment, lamps and electric energy, and will maintain and relamp the units.

RATE OF SERVICE: Where a suitable pole for mounting the luminaire exists, the District will furnish and maintain the above described service at the following monthly rate:

  Customer-Owned Facilities District-Owned Facilities
Type & Size of Lamp Metered Unmetered Energy Only Metered Unmetered
100w H.P.S *** $3.61 *** $5.85 *** $2.28 *** $8.22 $10.50
150w.H.P.S. *** $3.81 *** $7.31 *** $3.52 *** $8.64 *** $11.59
*175w.Mer.Vap.   $7.58 $4.20 $8.25 $11.82
*250w.Mer.Vap.   $10.09 $6.41 $8.53 $14.09
*400w.Mer.Vap.   $13.49 $9.73 $8.60 $17.47
*1000w.Mer.Vap.   $27.52 $23.16 $8.56 $31.70
If the luminaire location is such that a pole is required and is in public accessible areas, the District will install and maintain a pole at the monthly rates listed below added to the rate for the luminaire:
Standard Wood Pole, 30-35 feet $3.13
Standard Wood Pole with an Underground Feed , 30-35 feet $4.76
**Direct Burial Steel with an Undergound Feed, 30 feet $5.60
 

The above charge will be applicable where the installation is made on a non-District joint use pole. The customer shall provide trench and backfill work on all underground installations.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS: The property owner shall agree to accept and pay for the services set forth in this rate schedule for a minimum period of 3 years.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Service under this classification is subject to the Customer Service Policies of the District.

*No longer available after March 1, 1982.
**Not available as a standard installation after April 1, 1975.
***Not available after January 1, 1986.

Effective April 1, 2017

RATE SCHEDULE 71

AVAILABLE: In all territory served by the District.

APPLICABLE: To electric services primarily used in irrigation pumping for agricultural food production on a commerical consumption basis or for services used in livestock food production with 300 horsepower or less.  Energy delivered under this schedule may also be used for lighting essential to the pumption operation.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE:  60 hertz alternating current, single-phase and three-phase, at available secondary voltage. At the discretion of the District single-phase service may be furnished provided individual motor capacity is not in excess of 7.5 horse power.

RATE:

Daily System Charge:
$0.15 per day

Monthly Energy Charge:
$0.0520 per kWh

Monthly Demand Charge:
$3.10 per kW billing demand per billing period

MINIMUM MONTHLY BILL:  Shall be the daily system charge before any applicable adjustments.

BILLIING DEMAND:  The billing demand shall be the measured demand for the month.

DELIVERY POINT: The above rates are based upon the supply of service through a single delivery and metering point.

DETERMINATION OF DEMAND:  Demand measurement shall be made by suitable instruments at the point of delivery.  Demand for any month shall be defined as the average kilowatt delivery during the thirty-minute period in whicht the consumption of energy is the greatest during the month for which determination is made.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Service under this classification is subject to the Customer Service Policies of the District .

Effective April 1, 2017

RATE SCHEDULE 72

AVAILABLE: In all territory served by the District.

APPLICABLE: To agricultural irrigation power in excess of 300 horsepower served by one meter, or as covered by special power sales contract and not subject to the District's Miles of Line Charge served by the District's distribution system.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: 60 hertz alternating current, three-phase, at available secondary voltage.

RATE:

Daily System Charge:  $1.05 per day


Monthly Energy Charge:  $0.0441 kWh

Monthly Demand Charge: $3.25 per kilowatt billing demand.

MINIMUM MONTHLY BILL: Shall be the daily system charge before any applicable adjustments.

BILLING DEMAND: The billing demand shall be the measured demand for the month, adjusted for power factor if the average power factor is less than 95%.

DETERMINATION OF DEMAND: Demand measurement shall be made by suitable instruments at the point of delivery. Demand for any month shall be defined as the average kilowatt delivery during the thirty-minute period in which the consumption of energy is the greatest during the month for which determination is made.

POWER FACTOR ADJUSTMENTS: If the average power factor at which power is delivered to the customer during the billing period is 95% or more, no adjustment will be made in the registered kilowatt demand. 

If the average power factor is less than 95%, then the registered kilowatt demand (KW) shall be adjusted. 

This adjustment will consist of:

  1. Calculate the average power factor using the formula below.
  2. Subtract the average power factor from 95%.
  3. Multiply the average power factor difference by the registered KW, rounded up to the nearest whole number.
  4. Multiply the product by the Monthly Demand Charge rate to determine the Power Factor Adjustment.

The average power factor will be determined by measurement of kilowatt-hours and reactive kilovolt-ampere-hours during the billing period using the following formula:

power-factor-formula.png


Where pf = Average Power Factor
Where kWh = Kilowatt-Hours
Where kvarh = Reactive-Kilovolt-Ampere Hours

The meter measuring reactive volt-ampere-hours shall be ratcheted to prevent reverse rotation when the power factor of the load is leading.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Service under this classification is subject to the Customer Service Policies of the District or as specified in a special power sales contract.

INCREMENTAL LOAD: Additional irrigation load for a customer served under this schedule is to be billed under this same schedule.

Effective April 1, 2017

RATE SCHEDULE 73 Pumping Station With Miles of Line Charge

AVAILABLE: In all territory served by the District.

APPLICABLE: To agricultural irrigation power in excess of 300 horsepower served by one meter, served by a District substation at 2.4kV or higher voltage, or as covered by special power sales contract and subject to the District's Miles of Line Charge.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: 60 hertz alternating current, three-phase, at available secondary voltage.

RATE:

Monthly Miles of Line Charge:  $245.65 per mile of distribution feeder line

Monthly Energy Charge:  $0.0414 per kWh

Monthly Demand Charge: $3.78 per kilowatt billing demand per billing period.

MINIMUM ANNUAL BILL:  Shall be the Miles of Line Charge before any applicable documents.

MILES OF LINE CHARGE:  Monthly miles of line charge will be based on each customer's miles of distribution line that serve irrigation load.  The District's geographical information system (GIS) will be utilized to determine the miles of line for each customer and will be updated on an annual basis in accordance with the District's internal directive.

BILLING DEMAND: The billing demand shall be the measured demand for the month, adjusted for power factor if the average power factor falls below 95%.

DELIVERY POINT: The above rates are based upon the supply of service through a single delivery and metering point or as specified in a special power sales contract.

DETERMINATION OF DEMAND: Demand measurement shall be made by suitable instruments at the point of delivery. Demand for any month shall be defined as the average kilowatt delivery during the thirty-minute period in which the consumption of energy is the greatest during the month for which determination is made.

POWER FACTOR ADJUSTMENTS: If the average power factor at which power is delivered to the customer during the billing period is 95% or more, no adjustment will be made in the registered kilowatt demand.  If the average power factor is less than 95%, then the registered kilowatt demand (KW) shall be adjusted.

This adjustment will consist of:

  1. Calculate the average power factor using the formula below.
  2. Subtract the average power factor from 95%.
  3. Multiple the average power factor difference by the registered KW, rounded up to nearest whole number.
  4. Mutliply the product by the Monthly Demand Charge rate to determine the Power Factor Adjustment.

The average power factor will be determined by measurement of kilowatt-hours and reactive kilovolt-ampere-hours during the billing period using the following formula:

power-factor-formula.png


Where pf = Average Power Factor
Where kWh = Kilowatt-Hours
Where kvarh = Reactive-Kilovolt-Ampere Hours

The meter measuring reactive volt-ampere-hours shall be ratcheted to prevent reverse rotation when the power factor of the load is leading.

ANNUAL FACILITIES CHARGE UNWIND: In addition to all other charges above, there may be an Annual Facilities Charge unwind charge or credit applied to the bill on a monthly basis until each customer has paid or received their full unwind charge or credit. 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Service under this classification is subject to the Customer Service Policies of the District or as specified in a special power sales contract.

INCREMENTAL LOAD: Additional irrigation load for a customer served under this schedule is to be billed under this same schedule.

Effective April 1, 2017

RATE SCHEDULE 74 Agricultural Irrigation Sprinkler Wheelturning

AVAILABLE: In all territory served by the District.

APPLICABLE: To agricultural irrigation power for wheelturning for customers that are not subject to the Miles of Line Charge.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: 60 hertz alternating current, three-phase, at available secondary voltage.

RATE:

Monthly Energy Charge:  $0.0479 per kWh

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Service under this classification is subject to the Customer Service Policies of the District or as specified in a special power sales contract.

Effective April 1, 2017

RATE SCHEDULE 75 Agricultural Irrigation Sprinkler Wheelturning - with Miles Of Line Charge

AVAILABLE: In all territory served by the District.

APPLICABLE: To agricultural irrigation power for wheelturning for customers that are subject to the Miles of LIne Charge.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: 60 hertz alternating current, three-phase, at available secondary voltage.

RATE:

Monthly Energy Charge:  $0.0418 per kWh

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Service under this classification is subject to the Customer Service Policies of the District or as specified in a special power sales contract.

Effective April 1, 2017

RATE SCHEDULE 76 Large Agricultural Irrigation Pumping Station

AVAILABLE: In all territory served by the District.

APPLICABLE: To agricultural irrigation power in excess of 300 horsepower served by one meter, served by a District substation at 2.4kV or higher voltage, or as covered by special power sales contract.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: 60 hertz alternating current, three-phase, at available secondary voltage.

RATE:
Daily System Charge:  $1.00 per day

Monthly Energy Charge:  $0.0414 per kWh

Monthly Demand Charge: $3.25 per kilowatt billing demand per billing period.

MINIMUM ANNUAL BILL:  Shall be the Daily System Charge before any applicable adjustments.

BILLING DEMAND: The billing demand shall be the measured demand for the month, adjusted for power factor if the average power factor falls below 95%.

DELIVERY POINT: The above rates are based upon the supply of service through a single delivery and metering point or as specified in a special power sales contract.

DETERMINATION OF DEMAND: Demand measurement shall be made by suitable instruments at the point of delivery. Demand for any month shall be defined as the average kilowatt delivery during the thirty-minute period in which the consumption of energy is the greatest during the month for which determination is made.

POWER FACTOR ADJUSTMENTS: If the average power factor at which power is delivered to the customer during the billing period is 95% or more, no adjustment will be made in the registered kilowatt demand. 

If the average power factor is less than 95%, then the registered kilowatt demand (KW) shall be adjusted.

This adjustment will consist of:

  1. Calculate the average power factor using the formula below.
  2. Subtract the average power factor from 95%.
  3. Multiple the average power factor difference by the registered KW, rounded up to nearest whole number.
  4. Mutliply the product by the Monthly Demand Charge rate to determine the Power Factor Adjustment.

The average power factor will be determined by measurement of kilowatt-hours and reactive kilovolt-ampere-hours during the billing period using the following formula:

power-factor-formula.png


Where pf = Average Power Factor
Where kWh = Kilowatt-Hours
Where kvarh = Reactive-Kilovolt-Ampere Hours

The meter measuring reactive volt-ampere-hours shall be ratcheted to prevent reverse rotation when the power factor of the load is leading.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Service under this classification is subject to the Customer Service Policies of the District or as specified in a special power sales contract.

INCREMENTAL LOAD: Additional irrigation load for a customer served under this schedule is to be billed under this same schedule.

Effective January 1, 2013

RATE SCHEDULE 80

AVAILABLE: In all territory served by the District.

APPLICABLE: A New Large Load (NLL) is a load associated with a new facility, existing facility, or an expansion of an existing facility which will result in an increase in power capacity to the District of 5 aMW or more over any consecutive 12-month period.

The District, at its sole discretion, will make a determination as to what constitutes a single facility for purposes of identifying a NLL based on criteria including, but not limited to: 

• Whether the load is operated by a single end-use customer
• Whether the load is in a single location
• Whether the load serves a manufacturing process which produces a single product or type of product
• Whether separable portions of the load are interdependent
• Whether the load is contracted for as a single load under customary billing and service policies
• Whether the load is measured through one or several meters
• Consideration of facts from previous similar situations; and
• Any other factors the District determines to be relevant.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: 60 hertz alternating current of such phase and voltage as the District may have available.

 RATE: New large load customers will be served at rates determined under a contract negotiated with the District.

This rate schedule is triggered under either of the following conditions:

1. The District is at or above its Contract High Water Mark (CHWM) in serving any portion of the NLL,
- OR -
2. The NLL qualifies as a New Large Single Load (NLSL), a load of 10 aMW as defined in Public Law 96-501

This rate schedule uses a threshold concept, where new loads below the 5 aMW threshold are treated the same as existing loads. Rates are established through Cost of Service Analysis and rate setting procedures. New loads above the 5 aMW threshold are treated in a manner described in Benton PUD Resolution No. 2177, New Large Load Policy – Power Costs, adopted May 8, 2012.

Effective September 1, 2016

RATE SCHEDULE 85

AVAILABLE: In all territory served by the District.

APPLICABLE: To electric services with fixed and known monthly kWh usages designated by the District. Examples of this include, but are not limited to, flashing crosswalk lights, amplifiers for cable TV, etc.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: 60 hertz alternating current, three-phase, at available secondary voltage.

RATE:

Monthly Energy Charge: $0.0663 per kWh

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Service under this classification is subject to the Customer Service Policies of the District or as specified in a special power sales contract.

Effective September 1, 2016

RATE SCHEDULE 90

AVAILABLE: In all territory served by the District.

APPLICABLE: To Interconnection Agreement customers generating not more than 300 kW measured demand at all times.  To Transfer of Power Agreements, and Construction Operation and Maintenance Agreements.  A connection fee may apply per the District's standards for Interconnection with Electric Generators with a capacity of not more than 300 kilowatts.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: 60 hertz alternating current of such phase and voltage as the District may have available.

RATE:

Monthly Customer Charge:  $0.0460 per kWh

DELIVERY POINT: The above rates are based upon the supply of service to the entire premises through a single delivery and metering point. Separate supply for the same customer at other points of consumption shall be separately metered and billed.