Idaho Falls Power

Rates and policies


Rate changes explained

IFP’s rates will change slightly for the coming fiscal year under the budget plan the City Council approved on August 23, 2016.

The biggest change is the lowering of the Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) for all customer classes to $0, effective Oct. 1. The PCA for the current fiscal year is .043 cents per kilowatt-hour used for residential customers and .042 cents/kwh for commercial customers. The change means residential customers will pay 5.78 cents/kwh and commercial customers will pay 3.5 cents/kwh used. Go here for more information about the PCA.

Residential customers will also see a slight increase in the monthly service charge, from $15 to $16. The service charge is intended to cover the utility’s fixed costs – poles, wires, transformers, etc. – while the energy rate covers the variable costs associated with electricity use throughout the city.

The other changes apply to commercial and industrial customers.

For commercial customers, the Demand rate will rise from $6.25 per kilowatt to $7.25/KW. The Demand charge is equivalent to the service charge for residential customers and is based upon peak usage, or the demand on the power delivery system imposed by the business.

The Demand rate will also increase for both industrial classes – small and large – from $6.50 to $7. Please call us at 612-8430 if you have any questions about these changes.

 

Service Policy

Here is Idaho Falls Power's service policy, and here are the policy exhibits.

 

Residential Disconnection Policy

City Code identifies the timeframe and process in which a Utilities account is deemed delinquent and may be disconnected for nonpayment.

Go here for that information.

 

Residential Rates

Energy Charge plus Service Charge
$.0578 per kWh   $16
- $0 Power Cost Adjustment (kWh)    
$.0578 per kWh    
  EXAMPLE  
  1000 kWh Energy Use
  x $.0578 Rate
  $57.80 Energy Charge
  + $16 Service Charge
  $73.80 Total Charge

 

Commercial Rates

Energy Charge Demand Charge Minimum Demand Charge
$.0350per kWh    
-$0 Power Cost Adjustment (kWh)    
$.0350 per kWh plus $7.25 per kW or $26
Example   Example
1000 kWh / 2kW   1000 kWh / 25kW
1000 Energy Use 1000
x $.035 Rate x $.035
$35 Energy Charge $35
+ $26 Minimum Demand $0.00
$61 Subtotal $35
2 kW Demand 25 kW
NA Rate $7.25
$0.00 Demand Charge $181.25
$61 Total Charge $216.25

 

Small Industrial Rates (over 275 kW/month)

Energy Charge Demand Charge Minimum Demand Charge
$.0340 per kWh    
-$0 Power Cost Adjustment (kWh)    
$.0340 per kWh plus $7 per kW or $2,000
  (over 275 kW)  
Example   Example
5000 kWh / 250kW   5000 kWh / 500kW
5000 Energy Use 5000
x $.0340 Rate x $.0340
$170 Energy Charge $170
+ $2,000.00 Minimum Demand $0.00
$2,170 Subtotal $170
250 kW Demand 500 kW
NA Rate $7
$0.00 Demand Charge $3,500
$2,170 Total Charge $3,670

 

Large Industrial Rates (over 2000 kW/month)

Energy Charge Demand Charge Minimum Demand Charge
$.0340 per kWh    
-$0 Power Cost Adjustment (kWh)    
$.034 per kWh plus $7 per kW or $14,000
  (over 2000 kW)  
Example   Example
100,000 kWh / 2000kW   100,000 kWh / 5000kW
100,000 Energy Use 100,000
x $.034 Rate x $.034
$3,400 Energy Charge $3,400
+ $14,000.00 Minimum Demand $0.00
$17,400 Subtotal $3,400
NA Rate $7
$0.00 Demand Charge $35,000
$16,980 Total Charge $38,400

 

Security Lighting

Flat Monthly Charge    
     
100 W. High Pressure Sodium   $17.50
200 W. High Pressure Sodium   $20.00
400 W. Metal Halide Floodlight   $26.50

 

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