We must be able to meet customers’ peak demand for electricity at all times. In a perfect world, customers would use the same amount of electricity all day long and we would know how much in order to plan appropriately. Unfortunately that perfect world does not exist and we must plan for those peak times when use is at its highest; meaning we have times where our system is not operating to its full potential.
When a customer’s electric use is significant and relatively constant, we benefit. As a community-owned utility we value our large business customers, so when we benefit we pass on those savings to our customers. That’s why we've created the large power and light rate option. Customers on this rate option pay a lower supply charge and access & facilities charges than other customers.
If you're a business with at least 4 megawatts (MW) of demand and have an annual load factor of 75 percent or more, you may benefit from this option. Contact your account manager to learn more and to see if you qualify.