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Large Commercial Rate

Note: This rate covers only the delivery portion of electric costs. Eastern Maine Electric Co-op members purchase the electricity delivered by EMEC from an electric supplier, who charges an additional rate. Click here for the current Standard Offer Rate.
To download a copy of the large commercial tariff, which is the document that defines the large commercial rate, click here . The document is in PDF format .

Customer Charge: $128.92 per month, effective March 1, 2017.
Customer Charge: $132.84 per month, effective March 1, 2018.
Customer Charge: $136.76 per month, effective March 1, 2019.
Delivery Demand Charge: $ 6.77 per kilowatt of monthly demand
Delivery Charge Per KWH: $ 0.039657 per kWh
Availability: Available for loads of 50 kW or more, on a continuous year-round basis for commercial, industrial, and three-phase farm services, and public buildings such as hospitals, schools, churches, and community halls for all uses including lighting, heating, and power, subject to the established Terms and Conditions of the Cooperative.
Type of Service: Delivery of single-phase, and three-phase 60-Hertz, at available secondary voltages. Motors having a rated capacity in excess of ten horsepower must be three-phase.
Minimum Charge: The minimum charge shall be the customer charge.
Adjustment Clauses: This rate is subject to adjustment for cost under provisions of Rate Schedules TC and CA, plus other adjustments as may be approved from time to time by the MPUC.
Determination of Billing Demand: The monthly demand in the current month shall be the greater of the highest 15- minute integrated KW demand measured during the month by the Cooperative or; (2) the kilowatt demand as adjusted for power factor in accordance with provisions set forth in this schedule. The monthly billing demand shall be the monthly KW demand in the current month.
Power Factor: The power factor of the customer's load, as determined by the Cooperative, shall be maintained at not less than 90% lagging. If, at any time, the Cooperative determines that the power factor is less than 90% lagging, the monthly kilowatt demand as measured, shall be adjusted in accordance with the following formula:
Measured KW Demand x 90 = adjusted KW Demand
Measured Power Factor in Percent
No adjustment will be made for power factor greater than 90% lagging. Forpurposes of determining the billing demand, as set forth in this schedule, the adjusted kilowatt demand determined above shall be used.
Temporary Service:Temporary service such as service to construction jobs, fairs, and carnivals shall be supplied in accordance with Section 31 of the Cooperative's Terms and Conditions.
Terms of Payment:The above rates are net. Payment of the current monthly bill shall be made within 25 days from date of mailing. In the event that the bill is not paid within the 25-day period, the charges become subject to a late payment charge as established in the Terms and Conditions.
Effective Date: March 1, 2017
Docket Number 2016-00237


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