General Service GS-3 Transmission
Effective January 1, 2017
Type of Service
Three phase, 60 cycle at the cooperative's available transmission voltage, which for the purpose of this tariff is defined at 60 kv or greater.
The consumer must take service directly from the cooperative's transmission line, and provide their own substation. Metering, protective relaying, and a means of disconnecting from the cooperative system shall be provided by the consumer, subject to the cooperative's review and approval.
To all members requiring three-phase service with a minimum load of 1000 kw.
Purchased Power Rider
Members in this rate class are also subject to the Purchased Power Rider. For more information, see Schedule PPR (Purchased Power Rider).
Determination of Billing Demand
The billing demand shall be the maximum kilowatt demand established by the consumer for any period of fifteen minutes, with a five minute block rolling average, during the month for which the bill is rendered, as indicated by a demand meter.
Minimum Monthly Charge
The minimum monthly charge is the higher of the following:
- The cost for service as calculated by the monthly rates specified above, or
- The base rate, the energy used, compensation and power factor adjustments, plus a demand charge, or ratchet, equal to 25% of the peak demand for the prior 12 months. For the first 12 months of service the ratchet will be waived to allow for plant startup and establishment of an annual history.
Metering is permitted on the low side of the consumer’s transformer, but the billing will be increased in proportion with transformer losses. The billing will be increased by the percent specified by the manufacturer’s transformer specifications, or by 2% if acceptable data is unavailable.
Power Factor Adjustment
The consumer agrees to maintain unity power factor as nearly as practicable. At the option of the cooperative, the power factor will be measured and the monthly bill adjusted by increasing the demand and energy charges by 1% for each 1% the power factor is less than 95% lagging or leading. The consumer agrees to apply corrective measures to his load to bring the power factor to 95% or higher, if requested by the cooperative.