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2016 Rate Increase Facts

Emerald PUD is not-for-profit, which means our rates are set to reflect the actual cost it takes to deliver energy to your meter. The steps to rate making can be quite complex, but the process is helped by the involvement of the Rates Citizen Advisory Committee.

The following rates represent the majority of Emerald PUD customers and are a brief summary of the actual rate schedules as of May 1, 2016.

RESIDENTIAL
Electric System Charge: $23/mo
kWh Usage: $ .0796/kWh, all kWh
SINGLE PHASE, UNDER 50 kW
Electric System Charge: $23/mo
kWh Usage: $ .0878/kWh, all kWh
SINGLE PHASE, OVER 50 kW
Electric System Charge: $70.15/mo
Demand Price: $5.08/mo peak kW
kWh Usage: $ .0725/kWh, all kWh
POLYPHASE, UNDER 50 KW
Electric System Charge: $23/mo
kWh Usage: $ .0887/kWh, all kWh
POLYPHASE, OVER 50KW
Electric System Charge: $70.15/mo
Demand Price: $5.08/mo peak kW
kWh Usage: $ .0725/kWh, all kWh

CLICK HERE to view the current Rate Schedules, effective as of May 1, 2016.

Common Questions

Why do I pay an Electric System Charge each month? This is a fixed charge that covers a portion of costs occurring regardless of energy use.  These costs are shared by all customers and include a portion of the cost of providing power (from the substation to the meter), meter reading, billing, repayment of long-term debt, and general administration.

What is the kWh Usage Charge? (Previously split into two separate charges – Distribution and Energy)  Now combined for simplicity sake.  This is Emerald PUD’s actual cost to purchase power from the Bonneville Power Administration as well as the actual cost of delivering power to your home. This includes the cost of maintenance on power lines and substations, tree trimming, and other expenses.