Lewes


BPW


Electric, Water, and Sewer Utility

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Electric

effective with bills rendered on and after April 1 ,2017

Residential (Domestic) Electric Service

Service is available under this Rate Schedule for single-family residential home and farm use only. Incidental use of the Residence for other purposes may be permitted, if approved by the Board of Public Works (BPW).  However, Residences used principally for commercial purposes, such as rooming or boarding rental, may not be served under this Rate Schedule, unless the commercial service is metered and served separately under the appropriate Rate Schedule.

Monthly bills for service under this Rate Schedule will be rendered based on the following provisions.

Monthly Rates

Customer Charge 

Single Phase Service             $ 16.00

Three Phase Service              $ 27.40

Energy Charges                  $ 0.121207 per kWh

Power Cost Adjustment

The Purchased Power Cost Adjustment (PPCA) to reconcile over or under collections of power supply costs will apply to all service supplied under this Rate Schedule.

Minimum Bill

The Minimum Bill for monthly service shall be the Ready to Serve Charge. Properties unoccupied for periods of time will not be excluded, unless service is disconnected.

General Terms

Service supplied under this Rate Schedule is subject to the Electric Rules and Regulations of the BPW. The Electric Rules and Regulations and this Rate Schedule are subject to change by the Board of the BPW.

 

Commercial (Small General) Electric Service

Service is available under this Rate Schedule for commercial and other non-residential electric service when the annual peak demand is less than 50 kilowatts. The Board of Public Works (BPW) will supply electric service through one meter at one location.

For any Customer served under this Rate Schedule, this rate will cease to be applicable if the annual peak metered demand exceeds 50 kilowatts. In such case, the Customer will be changed to the Industrial rate.

This Rate Schedule shall be applicable for service to school’s orphanages, stores, hotels, rooming houses, apartment houses, theaters, etc., and all other use that is not strictly residential or domestic home or farm use in character when annual peak demand is below 50 kilowatts. Any establishment carrying a business, professional, or commercial telephone directory listing may be considered as such in determining the applicable Rate Schedule, but the absence of such listing shall not be considered as conclusive in establishing the appropriate Rate Schedule.

Where one premise with annual peak demand under 50 kilowatts is used, and occupied by a consumer as a commercial establishment and also as a Residence, all service supplied will be billed under this Rate Schedule, or the wiring may be separated (subject to approval by the Board of Public Works) and each electric service metered and billed separately in accordance with the applicable Rate Schedule.

Monthly bills for service under this Rate Schedule will be based on the following provisions.

Monthly Rates

Customer Charges

Single Phase                           $ 25.00

Three-phase Service               $ 36.90

Energy Charges                               $0.136464 per kWh

Power Cost Adjustment 

The Purchased Power Cost Adjustment (PPCA) to reconcile over or under collections of power supply costs will apply to all service supplied under this Rate Schedule 

Minimum Bill

The Minimum Bill for monthly service under this Rate Schedule will be equal to the Customer Charge plus the Public Utilities Tax Surcharge. Properties unoccupied for periods of time will not be excluded, unless service is disconnected.

Public Utilities Tax Surcharge

In addition to charges by the BPW, the surcharge for Public Utilities Tax under Title 30, Part IV, Chapter 55, Section 5502 of the Delaware State Code, if applicable, will apply to service rendered. 

General Terms

Service supplied under this Rate Schedule is subject to the Electric Rules and Regulations of the Board of Public Works. The Electric Rules and Regulations and this Rate Schedule are subject to change by the Board of the BPW.

 

Industrial (Large General) Electric Service

Service is available under this Rate Schedule for non-residential electric service with annual peak demand of 50 kilowatts or more. The Board of Public Works (BPW) will supply the Customer’s requirement for power through one meter at one location.

For any Customer served under this Rate Schedule, this rate will cease to be applicable if the annual peak metered demand falls below 50 kilowatts. In such case, the customer will be changed to the Commercial (Small General) Service Rate Schedule.

Monthly bills for service under this Rate Schedule will be based on the following provisions.

Monthly Rates

Customer Charges 

Single Phase                           $ 125.00

Three-phase                            $ 138.80

Demand Charge

Per kW of Billing Demand  $ 7.00 per kW

Energy Charges 

BPW will calculate the amount as a direct pass-through of the total amount the BPW pays to its wholesale electricity provider plus the local distribution system loss. Specifically, all charges on the wholesale supplier bill, for energy, congestion, demand, and any other charges are added to a total dollar amount, then the total is divided by the total kWh amount and multiplies by the sum of one (1) plus the system loss. This yields a purchased energy cost in cents per kWh.

Billing Demand

The distribution demand shall be the highest 15-minute kilowatt demand in the current month or preceding eleven (11) months.

Minimum Bill

The Minimum Bill for monthly service under this Rate Schedule will be the Customer Charge plus the Public Utilities Tax Surcharge and Billing Demand. Properties unoccupied for periods of time will not be excluded, unless service is disconnected.

Primary Voltage Service

When service is delivered at 2,400 volts or higher and the Customer owns, installs, and maintains all facilities beyond the Delivery Point, a discount of 5% of monthly charges will be apply. 

Public Utilities Tax Surcharge

In addition to charges by the BPW, the surcharge for Public Utilities Tax under Title 30, Part IV, Chapter 55, Section 5502 of the Delaware State Code, if applicable, will apply to service rendered.

General Terms

Service supplied under this Rate Schedule is subject to the Electric Rules and Regulations of the Board of Public Works. The Electric Rules and Regulations and this Rate Schedule are subject to change by the Board of the BPW.