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June 1 scheduled rate change takes effect

This is a reminder that the PUD Board of Commissioners approved a rate increase effective in June 2017. There is a 1 percent (1%) increase on the residential rate schedule, but more importantly to our non-residential customers there are a number of changes. All of these changes were discussed at our numerous rate hearings last year and are currently listed on our website at www.jeffpud.org/rate-schedule/.  The current rate schedule was formally approved by resolution (Resolution 2016-020) by the PUD Board of Commissioners, December 13, 2016.

Jefferson PUD had not changed its electric rates for nearly 4 years. Rates were initially set to Puget Sound Energy’s January 1, 2013 rate structure – four months prior to when the PUD took over the system.

Here is a quick recap of the non-residential rate changes:

General Service Customers (PUD Rate 24) with estimated or actual demand less than 50 kW
 Seasonal consumption rate variances are eliminated and replaced with a single rate of $0.0923 per kWh.

General Service Customers (PUD Rate 25) with demand between 50 and 350kW
 Seasonal demand charge variances are eliminated and replaced with a new demand charge of $5.00 per kW on the highest kW read

 Seasonal and block consumption rates are eliminated and replaced with a single rate of $0.0810 per kWh.

Large Demand General Service Customers (PUD Rate 26) with demand greater than 350kW
 Seasonal demand charge variances are eliminated and replaced with a new demand charge of $9.00 per kW on the highest kW read

 The consumption rate increases to $0.0720 per kWh

Primary General Service Customers (PUD Rate 31)
 The base charge is reduced to $300.00

 Seasonal demand charge variances are eliminated and replaced with a new demand charge of $8.25 on the highest kW read

 The consumption rate increases to $0.0700 per kWh

Interruptible Schools Customers (PUD Rate 43)
 The base charge is reduced to $300.00

 The demand charge increases to $5.00 on the highest kW read

 The consumption rate increases to $0.0640 per kWh.

Irrigation and/or Drainage Pumping Customers (PUD Rate 29)
 The demand charge has been eliminated.

 Seasonal consumption rate variances are eliminated and replaced with a single rate of $0.06500 per kWh