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Purchased Power Adjustment Increase Effective July 2017

Effective on your July 2017 bill the Purchased Power Adjustment (PPA) has been increased from $0.05017 to $0.06017 per kWh. The PPA has not changed since January 2015. What this means for the average residential household using 700 kWh – there is an increase of $7.00 per month, approximately 6%.

This increase in PPA is due to higher cost of reliable wholesale power purchases for the coming year.  Even with this increase, Bozrah Light and Power power costs remain among the lowest in the area.  Please know that, as in the past, we are continually working to provide you with the highest reliability at the lowest possible costs.

Household Service (Rate: Electric Rate No. 1)

Effective in all towns served by the Company.

AVAILABILITY: Single phase electric service for dwelling and appurtenances of a single family for its household and farm requirements, subject to the limitations set forth in the Company’s Rules and Regulations.

Monthly Rate

Household Service Charge $8.50
First 500 kWh 10.60¢ per kWh
All over 500 kWh 9.26¢ per kWh

RATE FOR SEPARATELY METERED WATER HEATING SERVICE: (closed)

Service Charge $3.20 per month
All kWh per month 9.26¢ per kWh

Household Service, Optional

(Rate: Electric Rate No. 2) Closed 9/95

Effective in all towns served by the Company.

AVAILABILITY: Single phase electric service for the dwelling and appurtenances for a single private family for its household and farm requirements, subject to the limitations set forth in the Company’s Rules and Regulations.

MONTHLY RATE:

Service Charge $14.00
Day Period 9.99¢ per kWh for energy used between 7 A.M. and 9 P.M.
Night Period 6.27¢ per kWh for energy used between 9 P.M. and 7 A.M.

MINIMUM MONTHLY CHARGE: $14.00

PRIMARY METERING: Where service is metered on the primary side of the transformer bank installed to serve the Customer, the number of kilowatt hours used in computing the charge will be reduced by 2 percent.

METERING AND TIME CONTROL: Metering with control, will be provided by the Company to record the number of kWh used in each period. The Company will supply a control circuit which may be used to limit the operation of the bottom unit of a water heater to the night period. If the electric water heater is to be controlled it shall be a storage type, with twin units, and in accordance with Company specifications.

Farm Service (Rate: Electric Rate No. 3)

Effective in all towns served by the Company.

AVAILABILITY: For all lighting, heating and power use subject to the limitations set forth in the Company’s Rules and Regulations for a farm Customer located on the Company’s distribution lines suitable for supplying the service requested.

Space heating and water heating equipment must be of a size and design approved by the Company. Not available for seasonal, auxiliary or standby service.

MONTHLY RATE:

MONTHLY SERVICE CHARGE $5.00

CAPACITY CHARGE

Each kW of billing capacity $2.15 per kW

ENERGY CHARGE

Each kWh 7.76¢ per kWh
MINIMUM MONTHLY CHARGE $15.00

DETERMINATION OF BILLING CAPACITY: The billing capacity in any month is the highest measured kilowatts within each month, but not less than 80% of the highest measured kilowatts within the preceding eleven months and not less than one kilowatt. The interval for measuring billing capacity is 15 minutes.

PRIMARY METERING: Where service is metered on the primary side of the transformer bank installed to serve the Customer, the number of kilowatt hours used in computing the charge will be reduced by 2 per cent.

General Service (Rate: Electric Rate No. 4)

Effective in all Towns served by the Company.

AVAILABILITY: For all lighting, heating and incidental power for a Customer located on the Company’s distribution lines suitable for supplying the service requested, subject to the limitations set forth in the Company’s Rules and Regulations. Not available for auxiliary or standby service.

MONTHLY SERVICE CHARGE: $5.00

CAPACITY CHARGE:

Each kW of billing capacity $5.98 per kW

*For an edifice set aside exclusively for public worship all kW of billing capacity at $4.40 per kW per month. (No new Customers

ENERGY CHARGE:

First 200 kWh per kW of Billing Capacity 10.797¢ per kWh
Next 200 kWh per kW of Billing Capacity 9.837¢ per kWh
All over 400 kWh per kW of Billing Capacity 8.837¢ per kWh
MINIMUM MONTHLY CHARGE: $15.00

DETERMINATION OF BILLING CAPACITY: The billing capacity in any month is the highest measured kilowatts within such month, but not less than one kilowatt. The interval for measuring billing capacity is 15 minutes.

PRIMARY METERING: Where service is metered on the primary side of the transformer bank installed to serve the Customer, the number of kilowatt hours used in computing the charge will be reduced by 2 percent.

CONTROLLABLE WATER HEATING SERVICE: (Closed) Where a twin-unit storage water heater of a type and size approved by the Company, but in no case less than 80 gallons, is installed and in regular use supplying the entire hot water requirements.

RATE FOR WATER HEATING: $3.26 per month plus 9.20¢ for each kWh.

Large General Service (Rate: Electric Rate No. 5)

Effective in all Towns supplied by the Company.

AVAILABILITY: For all lighting, heating and power for a Customer subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Company located on the Company’s Distribution Lines suitable for supplying the service requested.

Service shall be of one standard voltage delivered at one point through one installation of transformers when supplied by the Company and metered by one metering installation.

MONTHLY SERVICE CHARGE: $73.64

CAPACITY CHARGE:

First 50 kW billing capacity or less $447.14
All over 50 kW of billing capacity $6.64 per kW

ENERGY CHARGE:

First 200 kWh per kW of Billing Capacity 7.098¢ per kWh
Next 200 kWh per kW of Billing Capacity 5.318¢ per kWh
All over 400 kWh per kW of Billing Capacity 5.2187¢ per kWh

EXCESS REACTIVE CAPACITY CHARGE: All reactive kVA in excess of 50% of kW of Billing Capacity 49¢ per kVA.

MINIMUM MONTHLY CHARGE: The minimum monthly charge shall be the sum of the monthly service charge, the capacity charge, and the reactive charge. The Company may, however, require a higher minimum monthly charge where the installation is of large size or is affected by special conditions.

DETERMINATION OF BILLING CAPACITY: The billing capacity in any month is the highest measured kilowatts within such month, but not less than 50 kW and not less than 80% of the highest measured kilowatts within the preceding eleven months. The interval for measuring billing capacity is 15 minutes.

DETERMINATION OF REACTIVE CAPACITY: The reactive capacity is defined as the highest 15 minute lagging reactive load in kilovolt amperes occurring during the month as determined by continuous measuring instruments. The ratio between kilowatt and reactive capacity will be determined by continuous measuring instruments or by periodic tests at reasonable intervals and if determined by test the resulting ratio will remain in effect until a new determination is made.

DISCOUNTS:

  • PRIMARY DELIVERY: If the service is taken at the Customer’s property line and the Company is relieved of installing any transforming and sub-station equipment, except the metering equipment, the following deductions will be made from the kilowatt capacity charge of 11.0¢ per kilowatt per month for all kilowatts of Billing Capacity.
  • PRIMARY METERING: Where service is metered on the primary side of the transformer bank installed to serve the Customer the number of kilowatt hours used in computing the charge will be reduced by 2%.

Street Lighting Service (Rate: Electric Rate No. 6)

Effective in all Towns supplied by the Company.

AVAILABILITY: For all street lighting fixtures served from, attached to and supported by the Company’s existing overhead distribution facilities suitable for supplying the service requested. The Company will furnish, maintain and operate lamps in its standard fixtures.

ANNUAL RATE:

HIGH PRESSURE SODIUM LAMPS

5,800 lumens $145.73
9,500 lumens $163.55
27,500 lumens $228.36

The Company will furnish, maintain and operate suitable control apparatus in order to provide lighting from dusk to dawn (abnormal conditions excepted) for twelve months per year except as otherwise provided for.

The Company will make reasonable relocations and substitutions in this equipment as may be desired.

BILLING: Charges for annual use will be billed monthly in 12 equal installments. For seasonal use, annual charges will be billed monthly during the season in equal installments.

Unmetered Electric Service (Rate: Electric Rate No. 7)

Effective in all towns served by the Company.

AVAILABILITY: For traffic, sign lighting, CATV amplifier, radio and similar uses, located on the Company’s distribution line suitable for supplying the service requested subject to the following conditions:

  1. When such equipment is operated daily on a fixed schedule, the monthly capacity and energy use for each installation will be computed.
  2. Customer shall install, own, operate, and maintain all equipment.

MONTHLY RATE:

Capacity Charge $6.10 per kW
Energy Charge 9.82¢ per kWh
Minimum Charge  $5.50

School and Church Service (Rate: Electric Rate No. 11) (Closed)

Effective in all towns served by the Company.

AVAILABILITY: On an annual basis to schools and churches for entire requirements using a controlled electric water heater served on this rate on November 1, 1986 subject to the limitations set forth in the Company’s Rules and Regulations.

Space heating and water heating equipment must be of a size and design approved by the Company, and must be installed in accordance with the Company’s specifications.

MONTHLY RATE:

Service Charge $11.00
Energy Charge 9.28¢ per kWh
Minimum Charge $15.00

PRIMARY METERING: Where service is metered on the primary side of the transformer bank installed to serve the Customer, the number of kilowatt hours used in computing the charge will be reduced by 2 percent.

General Service (GET Exempt) (Rate: Electric Rate No. 049)

Effective in all Towns served by the Company.

AVAILABILITY: For all lighting, heating and incidental power for a Customer located on the Company’s distribution lines suitable for supplying the service requested, subject to the limitations set forth in the Company’s Rules and Regulations. Available only to manufacturers whose Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes are between 2000 and 3999 who are exempt from the Connecticut Gross Earnings Tax. Not available for auxiliary or standby service.

MONTHLY SERVICE CHARGE: $4.75

CAPACITY CHARGE:

Each kW of billing capacity $5.68 per kW

* For an edifice set aside exclusively for public worship all kW of billing capacity at $4.40 per kW per month. (No new Customers)

ENERGY CHARGE:

First 200 kWh per kW of Billing Capacity 10.43¢ per kWh
Next 200 kWh per kW of Billing Capacity 9.47¢ per kW
All over 400 kWh per kW of Billing Capacity 8.47¢ per kWh

MINIMUM MONTHLY CHARGE: $14.25

DETERMINATION OF BILLING CAPACITY: The billing capacity in any month is the highest measured kilowatts within such month, but not less than one kilowatt. The interval for measuring billing capacity is 15 minutes.

PRIMARY METERING: Where service is metered on the primary side of the transformer bank installed to serve the Customer, the number of kilowatt hours used in computing the charge will be reduced by 2 percent.

CONTROLLABLE WATER HEATING SERVICE: (Closed) Where a twin-unit storage water heater of a type and size approved by the Company, but in no case less than 80 gallons, is installed and in regular use supplying the entire hot water requirements.

RATE FOR WATER HEATING: $3.10 per month plus 8.75¢ for each kWh.

Large General Service (GET Exempt) (Rate: Electric Rate No. 059)

Effective in all Towns served by the Company.

AVAILABILITY: For all lighting, heating and power for a Customer subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Company located on the Company’s Distribution Lines suitable for supplying the service requested. Available only to manufacturers whose Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes are between 2000 and 3999 who are exempt from the Connecticut Gross Earnings Tax.

Service shall be of one standard voltage delivered at one point through one installation of transformers when supplied by the Company and metered by one metering installation.

MONTHLY SERVICE CHARGE: $ 70.00

CAPACITY CHARGE:

First 50 kW billing capacity or less $ 424.75
All over 50 kW of billing capacity $ 6.12 per kW

ENERGY CHARGE:

First 200 kWh per kW of Billing Capacity 6.98¢ per kWh
Next 200 kWh per kW of Billing Capacity 5.20¢ per kWh
All over 400 kWh per kW of Billing Capacity 5.10¢ per kWh

EXCESS REACTIVE CAPACITY CHARGE: All reactive kVA in excess of 50% of kW of Billing Capacity 46.5¢ per kVA.

MINIMUM MONTHLY CHARGE: The minimum monthly charge shall be the sum of the monthly service charge, the capacity charge, and the reactive charge. The Company may, however, require a higher minimum monthly charge where the installation is of large size or is affected by special conditions.

DETERMINATION OF BILLING CAPACITY: The billing capacity in any month is the highest measured kilowatts within such month, but not less than 50 kW and not less than 80% of the highest measured kilowatts within the preceding eleven months. The interval for measuring billing capacity is 15 minutes.

DETERMINATION OF REACTIVE CAPACITY: The reactive capacity is defined as the highest 15 minute lagging reactive load in kilovolt amperes occurring during the month as determined by continuous measuring instruments. The ratio between kilowatt and reactive capacity will be determined by continuous measuring instruments or by periodic tests at reasonable intervals and if determined by test the resulting ratio will remain in effect until a new determination is made.

DISCOUNTS:

  • PRIMARY DELIVERY: If the service is taken at the Customer’s property line and the Company is relieved of installing any transforming and sub-station equipment, except the metering equipment, the following deductions will be made from the kilowatt capacity charge is 10.5¢ per kilowatt per month for all kilowatts of Billing Capacity.
  • PRIMARY METERING: Where service is metered on the primary side of the transformer bank installed to serve the Customer, the number of kilowatt hours used in computing the charge will be reduced by 2 percent.

Street Lighting Service (GET Exempt) (Rate: Electric Rate No. 069)

Effective in all Towns served by the Company.

AVAILABILITY: For all street lighting fixtures served from, attached to and supported by the Company’s existing overhead distribution facilities suitable for supplying the service requested. The Company will furnish, maintain and operate lamps in its standard fixtures. Available only to manufacturers whose Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes are between 2000 and 3999 who are exempt from the Connecticut Gross Earnings Tax.

ANNUAL RATE:

HIGH PRESSURE SODIUM LAMPS

5,800 lumens $138.45
9,500 lumens $155.40
27,500 lumens $216.94

The Company will furnish, maintain and operate suitable control apparatus in order to provide lighting from dusk to dawn (abnormal conditions excepted) for twelve months per year except as otherwise provided for.

The Company will make reasonable re-locations and substitutions in this equipment as may be desired.

PURCHASED POWER ADJUSTMENT: If the cost of energy is increased or decreased by our supplier due to a change in prices from the base, an appropriate adjustment shall be made for the sales of energy to each Customer as approved by the Bozrah Utility Commission.

Current PPA as of January 2015 is $0.06017/kWh.

LATE PAYMENT CHARGE: Accounts with an unpaid balance at the billing date shall be subject to an interest charge at the rate of 1% per month on the unpaid amount.

RETURN CHECK CHARGE: Customers will be charged $20.00 for each check returned by the bank due to insufficient funds.

TERM OF CONTRACT: One year and annually thereafter. There shall be an Annual Minimum Charge of $150. This Annual Minimum Charge shall also apply to a Customer who requests service be disconnected and reconnected within a twelve month period.

EFFECTIVE DATE: With all billings on and after April 1, 2007, and thereafter until revised.