Rates

As a not-for-profit, public power entity, Emerald People’s Utility District (EPUD) provides power to customers at cost, and raises rates only when necessary. EPUD’s rates remain among the lowest in the Eugene-Springfield area.

2019 Electric System Charge Increase

In 2018, EPUD’s board of directors approved an increase to the residential electric system charge. Effective April 1, 2019, the adjustment brings the monthly charge to $31 per meter, a difference of $3.

This charge helps recover the utility’s costs of maintaining a reliable electric system. This includes the cost of equipment and line maintenance, tree trimming, outage restoration, property taxes, insurance, customer service, and general administration.

Many of these costs are fixed and must be paid regardless of the amount of electricity used by our customers. Recovering a portion of these costs through a flat monthly charge, instead of through charges that vary by level of energy use, ensures the costs are distributed fairly among all customers.

Irrigation and lighting customers will see a general 5% rate increase to bring their rates more in line with the actual cost of service.

Revised Rate Schedules, Effective October 1, 2019

At the June 12 meeting, EPUD’s Board of Directors voted to discontinue the residential tiered rate structure. The utility returns to a residential flat rate of $0.0796 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) on October 1, 2019. View our Rate Schedules (PDF).

Price Summarization

The following prices represent the majority of EPUD customers and are a brief summarization of the actual price schedules.

Residential
  • Electric system charge: $31 per month
  • kWh usage: $0.0796 per kWh, all kWh
Single Phase Over 50 kW
  • Electric system charge: $70.15 per month
  • Demand price: $5.81 per monthly peak kW
  • kWh usage: $0.0725 per kWh, all kWh
Poly Phase Over 50 kW
  • Electric system charge: $70.15 per month
  • Demand price: $5.81 per monthly peak kW
  • kWh usage: $0.0725 per kWh, all kWh