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202.02 General Service Time-of-Use

Effective January 1, 2017


A.  Application

Applicable to customers who install a cooperative approved electric thermal storage (ETS) system taking electric service supplied at one point of delivery and measured through one meter used for residential,  farming and ranching, and commercial uses. An electric thermal storage system is defined as a primary source space heating system, which utilizes off-peak electricity to heat a storage medium (ceramic bricks,  water, etc.) whereby stored heat is released during on-peak hours (includes ETS and geothermal storage). After January 1, 2013, the General Service Time-Of-Use rate is available only to ETS installations  approved prior to December 31, 2012.


B.  Type of Service

Single- or three- phase service at the Cooperative’s standard secondary distribution voltages, where available. Where service of the type desired by Customer is not already available at the point of delivery,  additional charges under the Cooperative’s line extension policy and special contract arrangements may be required prior to service being furnished. 


C.  Monthly Rate 

Each billing period the Customer shall be obligated to pay the following charges:                       

Service Availability Charge:  $29
On-Peak kWh, per kWh:  $0.109
Off-Peak kWh, per kWh:  $0.056


D.  Off-Peak, On-Peak kWh

Off-Peak, On-Peak hours will be the time generally established by Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association.

January thru December:
Off Peak         10:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.   
On Peak          3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The Cooperative reserves the right to change selected off-peak hours.


E.   Monthly Minimum Charge

The minimum monthly bill shall be the greater of the following:

1.  Each billing period the Customer shall be obligated to pay the Service Availability Charge as a minimum, whether or not any energy is actually used.

2.  The amount stated in the Agreement for Electric Service.

3.   $1.00 per kVa of installed transformer capacity.


F.   Billing Adjustments

This rate is subject to all billing adjustments.


G.  Agreement

An agreement for electric service with a fixed term may be required by the Cooperative. This rate schedule may be changed by order or consent of regulatory authorities having jurisdiction, or, if none, by the Cooperative’s Board of Directors. Service hereunder is subject to the Cooperative’s tariffs and rules and regulations for electric service.

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