LPEA Electric Energy Rates

Effective July 1, 2020. For additional information and resources, be sure to check out our 2020 Rate Increase Resources

Residential Rates 

General Service 

Standard rate for single phase home, farm, and business use. 

Base Charge: $21.50 

Peak-Charge: $1.50 

Energy Charge per kWh: $0.1256 

Rate Schedule (this is what you will see on your bill): 10 EZ10, 20 EQ20 

Large Single Phase 

A single-phase home, farm, and business use requiring over 50 kW of capacity 

Base Charge: $21.50 

Demand-Charge: $5.15 

Energy Charge per kWh: $0.1070 

Rate Schedule (this is what you will see on your bill): 10D/20D 

General Service Time-Of-Use (TOU) 

To decrease this peak demand, LPEA’s optional Time-of-Use rate charges members different rates for their power based on the time of use. Off-Peak hours from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Also, all day Sunday, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 

Base Charge: $20 

On-Peak Charge (per kWh): $0.25 

Off-Peak Charge (per kWh): $0.0620 

Rate Schedule (this is what you will see on your bill): 15/16 EZ 15/16 

Irrigation 

The energy costs needed to supply the appropriate amount of horsepower required to pump water throughout the growing season. 

 

Demand-Charge: $14.07 

Energy Charge per kWh: $0.135 

Rate Schedule (this is what you will see on your bill): 40 

 

 

Commercial Rates 

Primary Service 

Standard rate for commercial and industrial customers greater than 50 kVA and 50 kW who take service directly from an LPEA substation at a primary distribution voltage level 

Base Charge: $100 

Demand Charge: $6.60 

On-Peak Charge (per kWh): $0.0870 

Off-Peak Charge (per kWh): $0.0609 

Rate Schedule (this is what you will see on your bill): 31 

Small Commercial Time-Of-Use (TOU) 1-Phase 

The energy rate, based on the commercial meter size (single phase) rating and the hours of usage during the lowest demand times during the “business day” on the LPEA electrical system.  Off-Peak hours from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Also, all day Sunday, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 

Base Charge: $20 

On-Peak Charge (per kWh): $0.25 

Off-Peak Charge (per kWh): $0.0620 

Rate Schedule (this is what you will see on your bill): 24/27 TOU 

Small Commercial 3-Phase 

A larger meter for commercial purposes, typically for anticipated higher demand than a smaller meter serving the business property location. Meters are sized according to electrical needs of the individual businesses at specific locations and can be upgraded or downgraded for a cost.  

 

Base Charge: $50 

Demand-Charge: $1 

Energy Charge per kWh: $0.115 

Rate Schedule (this is what you will see on your bill): 21 

Large Commercial 

Three-Phase service for commercial accounts to meet electrical load power requirements. 

Base Charge: $100 

On-Peak Charge (per kWh): $11.63 

Off-Peak Charge (per kWh): $0.0722 

Rate Schedule (this is what you will see on your bill): 30 

3-Phase Time-Of-Use (TOU) 

A larger, 3-phase meter on Time of Use rates.  Off-Peak hours from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Also, all day Sunday, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 

Base Charge: $50 

Demand Charge: $6.15 

On-Peak Charge (per kWh): $0.2050 

Off-Peak Charge (per kWh): $0.0590 

Rate Schedule (this is what you will see on your bill): 28/29 

Snow Making Time-Of-Use (TOU) 

A custom electric rate for our ski resorts to allow a more cost-effective operation choice when needing to manufacture snow. Off-Peak hours from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also, all day Sunday, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 

Base Charge: $9,982 

On-Peak Charge (per kWh): $0.0940 

Off-Peak Charge (per kWh): $0.0630 

Rate Schedule (this is what you will see on your bill): 34 

Transmission Service 

Optional rate for industrial customers greater than 10 MW who take service directly from LPEA transmission facilities at standard transmission voltage. 

Base Charge: $500 

Coincident Demand per KW per Month: $19.34 

Energy Charge (per kWh): $0.0467 

Rate Schedule (this is what you will see on your bill): 36 

 

Residential or Commercial 

Sale for Resale 

The sale of solar energy produced, generated, and consumed between a member and utility provider. 

Base Charge: $175 

Energy Charge (per kWh): $0156 

Rate Schedule (this is what you will see on your bill): 41 

Street and Security Area Lighting 

Rate charge for the rental and electricity usage of a street or security or lights. 

Service Light (Approx. 5,200 Lumens): $12.09 

Small Light (Approx. 5,800 Lumens): $14.27 

Medium Light (Approx. 9,000 Lumens): $22.48 

Large Light (Approx. 12,000 Lumens): $31.09 

Rate Schedule (this is what you will see on your bill): 50 

Renewable Generation Green Power  

LPEA offers you the choice to purchase some or all of your electricity as "Green Power," electricity generated from clean, renewable resources. Optional premium charge to be placed on any consumer’s bill for purchase of renewable electricity. 

Per 100 kWh: $0.09 

Rate Schedule (this is what you will see on your bill): R-18 

 

Glossary 

Base Charge: Minimal amount required to have active service. This covers the coop's maintenance for employees to maintain the infrastructure, upgrades, repairs, and outages. It essentially keeps the poles upright and the lines in the air to deliver electricity to all members at all times of the day or night.  LPEA separates the base charge line item from the energy charges for transparency and to give members more control over their usage. 

Peak-Charge/Peak Power Charge: This charge is based on usage between the hours of 4pm – 9pm ANY day of the week for ONLY 1 HOUR of the member’s billing cycle when the member’s usage is the highest per kw during this time span.  It is NOT charged daily but only for one hour, once/month. This charge covers the higher rate LPEA is charged by our supplier (Tri State G&T Association) and occurs during the same highest usage time on our system, or during “Peak Power” usage hours when the system is meeting the highest demands of the membership.   To avoid this charge members may want to consider our Time of Use Rate, thus eliminating this charge and also reducing the monthly base charge to $20/month vs $21.50/month……refer to TOU* 

Energy Charge: The base cost per kilowatt hour the coop charges is based on what our Coop supplier Tri State G & T (Generation & Transmission) Association charges LPEA Coop to deliver electricity to the membership 

Demand Charge: Charge based on your meter size and type, usually larger meters with more demand requirements than an average residential meter.  This charge is based on what the Coop has to anticipate being able to deliver to a specific meter at any given time of the day or night.  It is based on the member’s once/month highest kilowatt hour over an entire billing cycle to accommodate the member’s individual electrical needs at any given time.   

Coincident Demand per KW per Month: Event peak between 4:00 – 9:00 pm 

LPEA's Net Metering (NM 14) Tariff 

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