Rocky Mountain Power Rates will Change October 12th

October 9, 2012

Summary

Rocky Mountain power customer rates will be going up on October 12, 2012. The rate change includes the increase approved by the Public Service Commission in the last general rate case and the implementation of a new Solar Incentive Program. Residential, Large Commercial and Irrigation customers will see an increase of 6.37%. Small and Large Commercial customers will see an increase of 5.37%.

Issue Information

The Office of Consumer Services represents residential, small commercial and irrigation customers. Below is additional detail on the rate changes that will be experienced by those customers.

Residential customers will see the following changes:

  1. The monthly customer charge for most customers will increase from $4.00 to $5.00. (The three phase customer charge will increase from $8.00 to $10.00.)
  2. The single non-summer season rate was split into two tiers. During the non-summer season (October through April) the price for the first 400 KWh will be introduced at 8.6040¢ per KWh which is the same rate as the summer rate for the first 400 KWh. The price for over 400 KWh will be introduced at 9.6095¢ per KWh.
  3. During the summer season (May through September) the price for the first 400 KWh will increase from 8.4004¢ per KWh to 8.6040¢ per KWh. The price for the next 600 KWh will increase from 10.3481¢ per KWh to 11.2115¢ per KWh. Finally, the price for energy over 1000 KWh will increase from 12.8709¢ per KWh to 14.0270¢ per KWh.

Irrigator customers will see the following changes:

  1. The annual primary customer charge will increase from $110.00 to $117.00.
  2. The annual secondary customer charge will increase from $34.00 to $36.00.
  3. The monthly customer charge will increase from $13.00 to $14.00 for both on and off seasons.
  4. The power charge will increase from $6.34 per KW to $6.83 per KW.
  5. The voltage discount will increase from $1.80 per KW to $1.91 per KW.
  6. During the irrigation season, the energy price for the first 30,000 KWh will increase from 6.4140¢ per KWh to 6.8271¢ per KWh. The price for energy over 30,000 KWh will increase from 4.7409¢ per KWh to 5.0979¢ per KWh.
  7. Energy prices for the off season will increase from 4.3934¢ per KWh to 4.6844¢ per KWh.

Small commercial customers will see the following changes:

  1. The monthly customer charge will increase from $9.00 to $10.00.
  2. The power charge for customers using more than 15 KW monthly during May through September will increase from $8.00 per KW to $8.35 per KW. During October through April, the power charge will increase from $8.05 per KW to $8.40 per KW.
  3. The voltage discount will increase from $0.45 per KW to $0.47 per KW.
  4. During May through September, the energy price for the first 1,500 KWh will increase from 10.8148¢ per KWh to 11.3558¢ per KWh; the energy price for over 1,500 KWh will increase from 6.0632¢ per KWh to 6.3831¢ per KWh.
  5. During October through April, the energy price for the first 1,500 KWh will increase from 9.9544¢ per KWh to 10.4553¢ per KWh; the energy price for over 1,500 KWh will increase from 5.5572¢ per KWh to 5.8787¢ per KWh.
  6. The seasonal service rate will increase from $108.00 to $120.00

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