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Electric Service Rates – Residential

All rates are effective February 1, 2018, unless otherwise noted.

Each customer will also pay a power cost adjustment (PCA) each month based on the kWh that is used.  The PCA is based on BPU’s cost of power purchased wholesale from Minnesota Power.

The monthly service charge applies to all rate classifications, regardless of usage on meter.

Residential Service

Service Charge $15.75 Monthly
Energy Charge $0.0774 All kWh

The residential electric rate is available to single phase residential customers that are served through one meter at a voltage of 120/240 volts.  Each apartment or dwelling unit shall be considered a single private residence.

The customer is charged the monthly charge regardless of usage on meter, unless the service has been disconnected to the residence by BPU.

 

Residential Dual Fuel

Service Charge $5.50 Monthly
Energy Charge $0.0504 All kWh

A dual fuel system uses two independent heating systems to heat your home.  BPU dual fuel customers use electricity as the primary source of heat.  Propane, fuel oil, or natural gas can be used as the back-up heat source.  The back-up heat source must be automatic and of adequate size to heat your home during peak interruptions.  For example, an electric heat source, such as a plenum heater, with fuel oil, propane, natural gas or electric storage heat as the back-up heating system would qualify.

This program is available to customers receiving electric service, along with another electric rate schedule.  This rate is interruptible up to 400 hours per season and will be remotely controlled by BPU to prevent excessive peak usage.  The space heating load will be separately metered and may be interruptible at any time.  This type of service is single phase or three phase, 60 hertz, at available secondary voltage.

 

Residential Off Peak

Service Charge $5.50 Monthly
Energy Charge $0.0497 All kWh

This program is available to customers receiving electric service along with another electric rate schedule.  This rate is for interruptible service to energy loads, which are remotely controlled by BPU.  This space heating load will be separately metered. Service under this schedule will be available for approximately eight (8) hours per day, normally 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. or as established by BPU.  This type of service is single phase or three phase, 60 hertz, at available secondary voltage.

Off Peak Heating

An off peak heating customer uses electricity as their primary source of heat.  An off peak heating system utilizes a thermal (heat) storage system that heats up during off peak times, typically 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.  In-floor electric mats, electric boilers for in floor hot water heat, and brick storage units are all examples of storage heat system.  The heat is then released into your house the following day to provide 100% of your heating as needed.

Off Peak Electric Hot Water Storage

An off peak water heating customer is required to have a 100 gallon or larger, UL approved, water heater installed.  The water heater storage system heats water during off peak times, typically 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. The heated water can then be used anytime during the day.

To receive an application to have Off Peak or Dual Fuel installed, please fill out the <FORM> and email it to Repair@bpu.org

 

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