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 Legal Notice - Current Rate Changes


Notice is hereby given that the municipal electric utility of the City of Peru, Indiana, known as Peru Electric Light and Power, under and pursuant to the Public Service Commission Act, as amended, and Commission Order in Cause No. 36835-S3, has filed with the Public Service Commission of Indiana for its approval the incremental increases and/or decreases in the Rate Adjustment Factors by Rate Schedules:

This change of rate shall take effect for bills to be rendered beginning with the July 2017, billing cycle.

Residential increase
 0.002932 per kWh 
 Power decrease (0.001643) per kWh
 Demand decrease
(0.006329) per kWh
 Municipal Street Lighting increase
 0.000046 per kWh
 Metered Traffic Lighting increase
 0.000988 per kWh

Rate Adjustments applicable to the Rate Schedules are as follows:

Rate Schedule RS
0.033022 per kWh
Rate Schedule GSA-1
0.029755 per kWh
Rate Schedule PS
0.029763 per kWh
Rate Schedule MSL-1
0.011939 per kWh
Rate Schedule TL
0.009722 per kWh 

The accompanying changes in schedules of rate are based solely upon the changes in the cost of purchased power and energy, purchased by this utility and computed in accordance with the Public Service Commission of Indiana order in Cause No. 36835-S3, Dated December 13, 1989. 

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Rate Schedule RS-1 {Residential Service}  
Rate Schedule GSA-1 {General Service}
Rate Schedule PS {Power Service}
Rate Schedule SL-1 {Security Lighting Service}
Rate Schedule TL {Traffic Signal Services}
Rate Schedule MSL-1{Municipal Street Lighting Service}
Appendix A {Rate Adjustments}
Appendix B {Non-Recurring Charges}

Rate Schedule RS-1 (Residential Service)

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 Availability
Available for single phase residential services, including lighting, space heating, refrigeration and cooking appliances, and water heating, in an individual residence or apartment and for single phase farm service when supplied through the farm residence meter.

Character of Service
Alternating current, sixty Hertz, single phase at a voltage of approximately 120/140 volts three-wire.

   Effective April 11, 2016
Service Charge:
For Service within the Corporate Limits $4.22 per meter/per month*
For Service Outside the City Corporate Limits $6.41 per meter/per month*
Energy Charge:
For the first 300 kWh $0.078563 per kWh*
For the next 700 kWh $0.070040 per kWh*
For all kWh above 1000 kWh $0.066716 per kWh*

Minimum Charge
The minimum monthly charge shall be the applicable service charge.

Multiple Service
Where two or more separate single-family dwelling units are served through a single meter, the applicable service charge and each KWH block in the Rate shall be multiplied by the number of such multiple dwelling units for billing purposes.

*Subject to the provision of Appendices A and B.

Non-Residential Usage
When the principal use of service supplied under this rate schedule is for residential purposes, but a small amount of energy will be used for non-residential purposes, such non-residential use will be permitted only when the equipment for such use is within the capacity of a 120 volt, 30 ampere branch circuit (or is less than 3,000 watts capacity) and the non-residential use is less than the residential use. When the non-residential equipment and/or use exceeds the above stated limits, the Customer will be required to separate his wiring so that the non-residential use will be billed under the appropriate non-residential rate schedule or the entire service will be billed under the appropriate non-residential rate schedule.

Rate Schedule GSA-1 (General Service)

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Availability
Available through one meter to any customer for light and/or power purposes whose maximum load requirements do not exceed 50 kilowatts and where the customer is located on the Utility’s distribution lines suitable for supplying the service required.

Character of Service
Alternating current, sixty Hertz, at a standard single phase and/or polyphase voltage supplied by Utility in the locality for which the service is requested.

   Effective April 11, 2016
Service Charge:
For Service within the Corporate Limits:
Single Phase $5.12 per meter/per month*
Three Phase $6.40 per meter/per month*
For Service outside the Corporate Limits:
Single Phase $7.28 per meter/per month*
Three Phase $9.13 per meter/per month*
Energy Charge:
For the first 500 kWh $0.087934 per kWh*
For the next 2000 kWh $0.075389 per kWh*
For all kWh above 2500 kWh $0.069521 per kWh*
For all kWh above 5000 kWh $0.066996 per kWh*

Minimum Charge
The minimum monthly charge shall be the application service charge.

*Subject to the provisions of Appendices A and B.

Rate Schedule PS (Power Service)

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Availability
Available through one meter to any customer having a maximum load requirement of 50 kilowatts or more. Applicant must be located adjacent to the Utility’s distribution line that is adequate for supplying the service requested.

Character of Service
Alternating current having a frequency of sixty Hertz, three phase and furnished at a voltage which is standard with the Utility in the area served.

   Effective April 11, 2016    
Demand Charge (Monthly)
Primary $5.43 per kW* Secondary $5.90 per kW*
Energy Charge (In addition to the Demand Charge)
Primary $0.043298 per kWh* Secondary $0.047061 per kWh*

Minimum Charge
The minimum monthly charge shall be the service demand charge.

Measurement of Billing Demand and Energy
Billing demand shall be measured by suitable instruments, and, in any month, the billing demand shall be the average number of kilowatts in the 15-minute interval during which the energy metered is greater than an any other 15-minute interval in such month, but, in no event, shall such billing demand be less than 50 kilowatts.

Energy shall be measured by suitable integrating instruments.

Metering Adjustment
If service is entered at a voltage greater than 480 volts, the billing demand and energy measurements shall be decreased by two percent (2%) to correct such measurement to the equivalent of metering at the Utility's secondary voltage.

*Subject to the provisions of Appendices A and B

Equipment Adjustment
When customer furnishes and maintains the complete substation equipment, including any and all transformers, and/or switches and/or the equipment necessary to take his entire service at the primary voltage of the transmission or distribution line from which service is to be received, a credit of $0.25 per kilowatt of billing demand will be applied to each month’s bill.

Rate Schedule Selection
Customer may change from this rate schedule to another applicable rate schedule at the end of any consecutive twelve-month period during which Customer’s metered demand was never great than 50 kilowatts. In no case will the Utility refund any monetary difference between this rate schedule under which service was billed in such prior period and the other applicable rate schedule.

Off-Peak
When customer elects to take electric service during the following designated Off-Peak periods, the following provisions will apply:
  • Measurement of Kilowatt Demands - Kilowatt demands shall be measured by suitable recording instruments and in any month the kilowatt demand for the on-peak periods shall be the highest fifteen-minute kilowatt load measured during such on-peak hours and the kilowatt demand for the off-peak hours shall be the highest fifteen-minute kilowatt load measured during such off-peak hours.
  • Determination of Billing Demand - The Billing Demand for any month shall be the greater of (1) the highest kilowatt load established during on-peak hours for the month, or (2) fifty percent (50%) of the highest kilowatt load established during off-peak hours for the month, but in no month shall the Billing Demand be less than 500 kilowatts.
  • Off-Peak Periods - Off-Peak Periods shall be all hours between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. local time, Monday through Friday, and all hours of the day on Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays. Legal holiday shall include New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • Special Terms and Conditions - The availability of off-peak service shall be limited to an aggregate load of not more than 6,000 kilowatts on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Rate Schedule SL-1 (Security Lighting Service)

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Availability
Available only for continuous year-round service for security lighting to any customer located adjacent to an electric distribution line of the Utility that is adequate and suitable for supplying the service requested.

Character of Service
Security Lighting Service using lamps available under this rate schedule.


Effective April 11, 2016
Type of Lamp Rate per Lamp*
175 watt mercury vapor $7.67
400 watt mercury vapor $11.53
100 watt sodium vapor $5.39  
250 watt sodium vapor $10.35  

Hours of Lighting
All lamps shall burn approximately one-half hour after sunset until approximately one-half hour before sunrise each day in the year, approximately 4,000 hour per annum.

Ownership of System
All facilities installed by Utility for service hereunder including fixtures, controls, poles, transformers, secondary lines, lamps and other equipment shall be owned and maintained by the Utility. All service and necessary maintenance will be performed only during regularly scheduled working hours of the Utility. Non-operative lamps will normally be restored to service within two working days after notification by customer.

When customer requests that a lamp be mounted on customer’s building or pole, customer shall waive any claim for damages caused by such installation and/or removal of secondary and lamp support.

*Subject to the provisions of Appendix B.

Additional Facilities
This rate schedule is based on lighting fixtures which can be installed on an existing distribution type wood pole or other supporting device and served from existing secondary facilities, with not more than one span of secondary. If additional facilities are required to furnish service, the Utility will install, operate and maintain such facilities. The labor, materials and overhead cost of installation of such additional facilities and maintenance expense thereof shall be at the customer’s expense.

Rate Schedule TL (Traffic Signal Service)

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Availability
For metered service to the traffic signal system belonging to the City of Peru, the State of Indiana, or any other agency legally authorized to own, operate and maintain a traffic signal system in conjunction with the regulation of traffic at “controlled intersections” of public streets or highways.

Character of Service
Alternating current, sixty Hertz, single phase, at approximately 120 volts two-wire or 120/240 volts three wire.

   Effective April 11, 2016    
Rate* Energy Charge
For all energy used per month/per meter $0.066098 per kWh

Special Terms and Conditions
This Rate Schedule is available to the State of Indiana for metered highway lighting at intersections where the Indiana State Highway Department owns all of the facilities.

*Subject to the provisions of Appendices A and B.

Schedule MSL-1 (Municipal Street Lighting Service)

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Availability
Available for street lighting service within the Corporate Limits of the City of Peru, Indiana.

Character of Service
Alternating current, sixty Hertz, single phase, at approximately 120 volts two-wire or 120/240 volts three wire.

   Effective April 11, 2016
Rate* Energy Charge
For all energy used per month $0.081716 per kWh

Determination of Energy Used per month
Utility will estimate the energy used per month for municipal street lighting on the basis of the number of lamp sizes and the estimated monthly consumption by lamp sizes filed by the Indiana Municipal Power Agency in Cause No. 36835-S2.

*Subject of provisions of Appendices A and B.

Appendix A (Rate Adjustments)

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Rate Adjustments
The Rate Adjustments shall be on the basis of a Purchase Power Cost Adjustment Tracking factor occasioned solely by changes in the cost of purchased power and energy, in accordance with the Order of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, approved on December 13, 1989 in Cause No. 36835-S3 as follows:

CURRENT RATE ADJUSTMENTS
 
For the months of: October, November, December, 2017  
Residential Service (RS) 0.033022 per kilowatt hour
General Service (GSA-1) 0.029755 per kilowatt hour
Power Service (PS) 0.029763 per kilowatt hour
Municipal Street Lighting Serv (MSL-1) 0.011939 per kilowatt hour
Traffic Signal Service (TL) 0.009722 per kilowatt hour

The rate adjustment is applied to all kilowatt hours consumed during each billing period in the effective months.

Appendix B (Non-Recurring Charges)

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Charges Amount
Bad Check Charge $20.00
Meter Test $15.00
Reconnect/Disconnect-Regular Hours $25.00
Reconnect/Disconnect-Overtime Hours $50.00
Reconnect/Disconnect Pole Cut-Regular Hours $50.00
Reconnect/Disconnect Pole Cut-Overtime Hours $100.00
Meter Tampering-1st & 2nd Offense Actual cost of parts, labor equip. & overhead plus estimated service used.
Meter Tampering-3rd Offense Same as above plus discontinuance of service.
Penalty for Late Payment 3% of Total Bill
Meter Reading Charge $3.75 City, $5.70 Outside
Service Limiter Charge N/A
Deposits Amount
Residential Total Electric  $140.00
Residential-Other than Total Electric $100.00
Non-Residential  Two months estimated bill



PERU MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITY
Rate SGS – Small Generation Service


AVAILABILITY
This rate is available to any customer connected to the municipally owned electric system of the City of Peru (Utility), that owns and operates an eligible solar, wind, biomass, hydroelectric, or other renewable generation source. In order to be entitled to this rate, however, the Customer shall enter into a contract with the Utility before operation of any generating equipment electrically connected to the Utility’s electrical system.

This rate is provided upon request and on a first-come, first-served basis, and is available only to residential (Rate RS-1) and general service (Rate GSA-1) Customers. The name plate rating of Customer’s generator must not exceed 10 kW. Total participation under this tariff is limited to a total nameplate rating of all Customers’ generators to one-tenth percent (0.1%) of the Utility’s most recent summer peak load.

This rate may be discontinued or be subject to change at any time upon approval of the Peru Utilities Service Board and the City of Peru Common Council. 
 
BILLING
The Utility shall measure the amount of electricity delivered by the Utility to the Customer and the amount of electricity generated by the Customer and delivered to the Utility during the billing period, in accordance with normal metering practices. The kWh delivered by the Utility to the Customer shall be billed in accordance with the standard tariff that would apply if the Customer did not participate in generation.
The kWh generated by the Customer and delivered to Utility shall be credited against the Customer’s next bill. Said credit shall be equal to the kWh delivered by the Customer to the Utility multiplied times the effective energy component charge of the Utility’s wholesale power bill for the month in which said kWh was delivered to the Utility by the Customer.

METERING
If possible, the Utility will install a standard meter, which is capable of measuring electricity in both directions. If Utility determines new metering equipment is necessary, the Utility will install metering capable of measuring electricity in both directions at the Customer’s expense. Additionally, the Utility reserves the right to install, at its own expense, a meter to measure the output of the generation system.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
In order to be eligible for this rate, the Customer’s generator must meet the following requirements:
  1. All kWh must be generated from the output of photovoltaic, wind, or low-head hydro electrical generation sources or through the combustion of refuse, a renewable or recovered resource. 
  2. The generation equipment must be located on the Customer’s premises; 
  3. The generator must operate in parallel with the Utility’s distribution facilities; 
  4. The Customer’s generation must be intended primarily to offset part or all of the Customer’s requirements for electricity; 
  5. The nameplate rating of Customer’s generator must not exceed 10 kW. 

Customer shall maintain homeowners, commercial, or other insurance providing coverage in the amount of at least one-hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) for the liability of the insured against loss arising out of the use of generation equipment.

Utility and Customer shall indemnify and hold the other party harmless from and against all claims, liability, damages, and expenses, including attorney’s fees, based on any injury to any person, including loss of life or damage to any property, including loss of use thereof, arising out of, resulting from, or connected with an act or omission by such other party, its employees, agents, representatives, successors, or assigns in the construction, ownership, operation, or maintenance of such party’s facilities used in generation.

INTERCONNECTON
For generator systems eligible for this rate, the Utility’s technical requirements consist of:
  1. IEEE 1547-2003, “IEEE Standard for Interconnection Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems” and as it might be revised from time to time (IEEE 1547).
  2. Current version of ANSI/NFPA 70, “National Electrical Code” (NEC).
  3. Any other applicable local building codes. 

Inverter based systems listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) to UL Standard 1741, published May 7, 1999, as revised January 17, 2001 and as it might be revised from time to time (UL 1741), are accepted by the Utility as meeting the technical requirements of IEEE 1547 tested by UL 1741.

Customer shall make an application for Interconnection Service and execute an Interconnection Agreement acceptable to the Utility.

The Customer shall install a disconnect switch to isolate the generator system from the Utility’s system. This disconnect must be visible from the utility meter, accessible at all times, and capable of being locked in the open position.

The Utility may isolate the generator system if the Utility believes that the continued interconnection with the generator system may create or contribute to a system emergency.

The Customer shall install, operate, and maintain the generation system in accordance with the manufacturer’s suggested practices for safe, efficient, and reliable operation in parallel to the Utility’s system.

The Customer shall operate the generation system in such a manner as not to cause undue fluctuations in voltage, intermittent load characteristics or otherwise interfere with the operation of the Utility’s electric system.

The Utility may perform on-site inspections to verify the proper installation and continuing safe operation of the generation system.

The Customer shall be responsible for all costs associated with improvements to the Utility’s system that are required to maintain safe and reliable operation of the Utility’s system after the installation of the generator system.

Conformance with these requirements does not convey any liability to the Utility for damages or injuries arising from the installation or operation of the generator system.

ORDINANCE NO. 12, 2011
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ELECTRIC RATE ORDINANCE FOR  THE PURPOSE OF PROMOTING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT


WHEREAS, Peru Utilities wishes to add an economic development aid to its rate structure for the purpose of providing incentive for existing industry to expand in Peru and Miami County and to attract new industry with favorable electric rates; and

WHEREAS, Peru Utilities has employed a reputable and experienced consultant to perform a rate study to determine the feasibility of providing such an incentive; and 

WHEREAS, the rate study provides a means of providing additional electrical service to certain new or expanding industries while at the same time recovering incremental costs incurred by Peru Utilities; and

WHEREAS, a public hearing was advertised pursuant to I.C. § 5-3-1, and was held at p.m. on , 2011, in the City Council Chamber of Peru City Hall. 

THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PERU, INDIANA, AS FOLLOWS:

The Electric Rate Ordinance for Peru Utilities is hereby amended by adding the following language:
Rider ED For Rate Schedule PS
(Power Service) Applicability

This Rider is available as an economic development incentive to any existing or new customer of the Peru Municipal Electric Utility that:

  1. Meets the criteria for, and receives service under, Rate Schedule PS, unless superseded by a requirement of this Rider.
  2. Has a new or additional load of at least 300 kW and not more than 1,500 kW above the initial base load each month the Rider is applied. For any existing customer, the 300 kW would be in addition to the customer's current load.
  3. Enters into an agreement for economic development satisfactory to the City of Peru or Peru Utilities. Unless otherwise specified in the economic development agreement, this Rider shall apply for a term of no more than three (3) years.
Rider ED is not applicable if Peru Municipal Electric Utility must expend its own funds for capital improvements or additional expenses that would be necessary to provide service for the new load. If the customer provides its own funding for capital improvements or additional expenses such that Peru Municipal Electric Utility is not required to do so then Rider ED may be applicable if all other conditions of Rider ED are met.

Rate 
 
Under Rider ED, the determination of the monthly charge for purposes of Rate Schedule PS is as follows:
  1. Customers qualifying for Rider ED will be billed monthly for their actual kilowatt hours used at the following rate (subject to the tracking factor described below):

    a. $0.06072 per kWh.b. This amount represents the average rate per kilowatt hour incurred by Peru Municipal Electric Utility for its power purchased from IMPA from May, 2010 through April, 2011.

  2. The actual rate billed to customers will increase or decrease as appropriate on a monthly basis to reflect the difference in actual cost of purchased power from the Indiana Municipal Power Agency ("IMPA") and the rate as stated in 1. a., above. 
Terms and Conditions
The customer must contact Peru Municipal Electric Utility to initiate the application of the Rider for the three (3) year term of the Rider. The customer may request an effective date of the Rider, which is no later than twelve (12) months after the date of acceptance to the Rider.

For Rate Schedule PS (Power Service)

Applicability

This Coincident Peak Reduction Credit (the "Credit") is available to any existing customer of the Peru Municipal Electric Utility (the "Utility") that :
  1. Meets the criteria for, and receives service under, Rate Schedule PS unless superseded by a requirement of this Rider. 
  2. Has a minimum load of at least 1,000 kW 
  3. Has the ability to adjust its operation to reduce the customer's impact on the monthly kW peak billed to the Utility from the Utility's wholesale electric service provider 
  4. Enters into an agreement with Peru Utilities detailing the procedures and requirements associated with the changes to the customer's operations that will result in the peak reduction. 
Credit Operation and Calculation 
 
Under the Credit, the Utility will signal the customer identifying the hour the Utility estimates it will reach the system daily peak. The customer will then adjust operations in order to reduce the customer's contribution to the estimated peak daily demand of the Utility's electric system. The reduction in the daily peak will result in a reduction in the Utility's monthly wholesale purchased electricity bill. The customer's allocated portion of this reduction will be passed back to them in the form of a credit appearing on the customer's monthly bill. The monthly credit will be calculated as follows:
 
Customer's average peak for the three hours prior to the time when the Utility provided the signal to the customer to reduce electrical load.

Less: the customer's actual contribution to the Utility's billed monthly peak in kilowatts (kW) as metered by the Utility.

Equals the estimated Utility peak savings due to customer actions.

Times Utility wholesale electricity provider's demand base rates and any applicable adjustments or charges per kilowatt (kW)

Equals the credit to be applied to the customer's monthly electric billing.
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