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SUMMARY OF ELECTRIC RATES

The following is a summary of Medford Electric Utility’s rates as authorized by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. These rates became effective on June 27, 1997.

Prompt Payment Of Bills: A charge of 3%, but not less that 50 cents, will be  added to bills not paid within 20 days from the date of issuance. This charge is applicable to all customers.

Power Cost Adjustment Clause (PCAC): All energy rates are subject to a positive or negative power cost adjustment clause equivalent to the amount by which the current cost of purchased power is greater or lesser than the base cost of purchased power.
 
Residential Service Rg-1

Customer Charge-per month $5.00
Energy Charge per kilowatt-hour (kWh) $0.0465
Applies to residential single-phase customers for ordinary household purposes.

General Service Gs-1

Customer Charge-Single-Phase per month $ 5.00
Customer Charge-Three-Phase per month $10.00
Energy Charge per kilowatt-hour (kWh) $ 0.0485
 
Residential and General Service Optional Time-of-Day Service Gs-2

Customer Charge-Single-Phase per month $ 8.00
Customer Charge-Three-Phase per month $12.00
On-Peak Energy Charge per kWh $ 0.1000
Off-Peak Energy Charge per kWh $ 0.0230

Optional for all Residential and General Service customers. Customers must apply  to the Utility for this service, customer shall remain on this rate a minimum of one year and waives all rights to billing adjustments arising from a claim that the bill for service would be less on another rate.

Pricing periods: On-peak: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday  excluding certain holidays.

Off-peak: All times not specified as on-peak including all day Saturday , Sunday and the following holidays; New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Small Power Service Cp-1

Customer Charge per month $25.00
Distribution Demand Charge per kW $ 0.50
Billed Demand Charge per kW $ 5.20
Energy Charge per kWh $ 0.0300
Energy/Demand Limiter per kWh $ 0.1100
Primary Metering Discount 2.0%
Transformer Ownership Discount per kW $ 0.25

Applies to customers if their demand exceeds 40kW for 3 or more months in a 12 month consecutive period unless the customer exceeds the condition for Cp-2 Service.

Large Power Time-of-Day Service Cp-2

Customer Charge per month $100.00
Distribution Demand Charge per kW $ 0.50
Billed Demand Charge per kW $ 5.20
On-Peak Energy Charge per kWh $ 0.0330
Off-Peak Energy Charge per kWh $ 0.0230
Primary Metering Discount 2.0%
Transformer Ownership Discount per kW $ 0.25

Applies to customers if their demand exceeds 200kW for 3 or more months in a 12 month consecutive period unless the customer exceeds the condition for Cp-3 Service.

Industrial Power Time-of-Day Service Cp-3

Customer Charge per month $100.00
Distribution Demand Charge per kW $ 0.50
Billed Demand Charge per kW $ 6.00
On-Peak Energy Charge per kWh $ 0.0325
Off-Peak Energy Charge per kWh $ 0.0220
Primary Metering Discount 2.0%
Transformer Ownership Discount per kW $ 0.25

Applies to customers if their demand exceeds 1000kW for 3 or more months in a 12 month consecutive period.

Security Lighting Service G1-1

Energy Charge per kWh $0.0317

Available for 175 watt mercury vapor and 100 watt high pressure lights. Customer will own and maintain lights. This schedule is closed to any new mercury vapor lights.

Complete rate schedules are available for review at the office of the Medford Electric Utility or phone (715) 748-3211.

PUBLIC BENEFITS FEES

Beginning in October 2000, electric bills include a new charge as required by the State of Wisconsin Act 9. Under this Act, a "public benefits" fee is assessed to all electric customers in Wisconsin. These fees are used specifically to fund programs that include energy assistance and weatherization programs for low-income-qualified households, and conservation programs to encourage efficient use of energy.
 
As a municipal utility, we have the option to keep these funds and develop local "Commitment to Community" programs to meet the objectives of low-income assistance and energy conservation; or we can send the funds we collect to the State of Wisconsin for statewide programs to be administered by the Department of Administration. We have elected to keep the funds locally.
Under Act 9, municipal utilities are required to collect monthly public benefits fees in an amount equal to an average of $16 per meter per year, in our case, this amounts to approximately $48,400 per year. The Act also restricts the fees to ensure that the total increase in any customer's bill due to the "benefits fees" does not exceed 3% of the total electric bill (or $750 per month for large customers, whichever is less) for the period October 29, 1999 to June 30, 2008.
 
In accordance with Act 9, we have established the following fees:
 
  • Residential Service Customers:* $0.00107 per kilowatt-hour
  • General Service Customers:* $0.00107 per kilowatt-hour 
  • Small Power Service Customers: $12.50 per month 
  • Large Power Service Customers: $20.00 per month
*Minimum of $ 0.15 per month; Maximum of $2.50 per month for Residential and General Service Customers.

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