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Small General Service Rates

Delivery Charge
Customer Charge$10.00
Distribution Charge$0.03486 per kWh
Distribution Adjustment Charge/Credit($0.00325) per kWh
Power Supply Charges
Power Consumption Charge$.09450 per kWh
Power Adjustment Charge/Credit$0.00837 per kWh

General Demand Service Rates

Delivery Charge
Customer Charge$50.00
Distribution Charge$0.03190 per kWh
Distribution Adjustment Charge / Credit($0.000352) per kWh
Power Supply Charges
Power Consumption Charge$0.07105 per kWh
Power Adjustment Charge/Credit$0.00837 per kWh
Power Demand Charge$8.00 per kW

Large Demand Service Rates

Delivery Charge
Customer Charge$650.00
Distribution Charge$0.02392 per kWh
Distribution Adjustment Charge / Credit($0.05997) per kWh
Power Supply Charges
Power Consumption Charge$0.05997 per kWh
Power Adjustment Charge/Credit$0.00837 per kWh
Power Demand Charge$9.00 per kW

Understanding Your Bill

Customer Charge

The Customer Charge pays for the cost to service an electric account including metering, administrative and billing services. The Customer Charge is not dependent on the amount of electricity used.

Distribution Charge

The Distribution Charge pays for the costs of local delivery of electricity to retail customers. It covers the costs to build and maintain the local electric system, including substations, transformers, poles, and wires, as well as administrative and other costs necessary to run the utility.

Dist Adjust Chg / Cr

The Distribution Adjustment Charge / Credit represents the difference between the utilities average cost of local delivery of electricity to retail customers and the base delivery costs. It is calculated as a charge or credit over time in order to levelized fluctuations in actual delivery costs.

Power Consumption Charge

The Power Consumption Charge pays for the costs related to the generation and purchase of electricity, transmission of that electricity from its source to the utility, and other costs necessary to meet our customers energy needs.

Power Adjust Chg / Cr

The Power Adjustment Charge / Credit represents the difference between the utilities average power costs and the base power costs. It is calculated as a charge or credit over time in order to levelized fluctuations in actual power costs.

Demand Charge

A variable charge that recovers a portion of the cost of SHELD’s local infrastructure that is needed to meet the customer’s peak electricity needs.

Rate Information

Terms and Conditions for Electric Service
Small General Service
Large General Service
Temporary General Service
Street Lighting
Security Lighting
Power Adjustment Charge / Credit
Distribution Adjustment Charge / Credit
Distributive Generation Rider
Economic Development Rider

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