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LES commercial/industrial rates are some of the lowest around. In fact, your business saves thousands of dollars a year on electricity costs compared to the rest of the country — savings that go straight to your bottom line.

LES’ balanced mix of efficient energy sources, low operating costs and high availability at power plants supplying electricity to Lincoln help to keep energy costs low. These created savings are passed on to our customers in the form of low rates.

Learn how LES electric rates are determined.
 

Summary of retail electric rates - current and proposed

The LES Administrative Board will vote to approve the 2019 budget and rates at its Oct. 19, 2018, meeting. Customers had the opportunity to learn more about how the 2019 budget and rates would impact them at a public meeting Oct. 4, 2018.

Summary of current rates

Summary of proposed rates Proposed rate schedules

Service Regulations

View the rules for acquiring service from LES.

Service Regulations

General Service

Effective on and after Jan. 1, 2018

10 (Secondary) & 13 (Primary)

AVAILABLE: Within Lincoln, Nebraska, and the LES Service Area.

APPLICABLE: A CUSTOMER will receive service on this schedule if the following conditions are met:

  • Energy usage does not exceed 25,000 kWh per BILLING PERIOD for each of nine consecutive BILLING PERIODS, and
  • The CUSTOMER’S demand does not exceed 100 kW in two summer BILLING PERIODS including the current BILLING PERIOD and all BILLING PERIODS in the preceding 11 months.
  • For new CUSTOMER accounts, usage and demand projections will be prepared by LES' Energy Delivery Division, and the account will be placed on the appropriate schedule.
  • OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL LIGHTING, as defined in the TERMS AND CONDITIONS, is not subject to the limitation of (b) above.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: Single-phase, or three-phase if available, 60 Hertz alternating current, supplied at LES' standard voltages through an LES-owned meter.

BILL: Customer Charge + Facilities Charge + Energy Charge + All Riders (if applicable) + Service Fees (if applicable) + City Dividend for Utility Ownership + Sales Tax (if applicable); based on the RATE in effect and LES' Service Regulations. Plus, for BILLING PERIODS less than 27 days, on the CUSTOMER'S first and final BILLS, a per day credit times the difference between 30 and the actual number of days in the BILLING PERIOD.

BILLING PERIOD: BILLS are rendered on the basis of the scheduled meter reading dates or a date agreeable with LES for final readings. Under normal conditions, BILLING PERIODS typically range from 27 to 35 days.

SEASONAL PROVISION: Summer and winter periods are defined as:

  • Summer – The four-month period from June 1 through Sept. 30
  • Winter – The eight-month period from Oct. 1 through May 31

Energy Charges on the BILL will be prorated between seasons in transitional months (i.e., June and October) according to the number of days corresponding to each season covered by the BILL.

RATE:

General Service - 10 & 13SummerWinter
Customer Charge $/BILL$6.50$6.50
Facilities Charge $/BILL$16.60$16.60
   Less than 27-day BILLING PERIOD Credit $/day (first and final bills)$0.55$0.55
Facilities Charge Three Phase $/BILL$51.50$51.50
   Less than 27-day BILLING PERIOD Credit Three Phase $/day (first and final bills)$1.72$1.72
Facilities Charge Primary $/BILL $28.50$28.50
   Less than 27-day BILLING PERIOD Credit Primary $/day (first and final bills)$0.95$0.95
Energy Charge Secondary $/kWh$0.0908$0.0606
Energy Charge Primary $/kWh$0.0880$0.0585

PRIMARY VOLTAGE DELIVERY: Where the CUSTOMER takes service and is metered at an available LES standard primary distribution voltage of either 7,200/12,470 volts three phase, four wire or 34,500 volts three phase, three wire; and the CUSTOMER owns, operates and maintains all voltage transformation and other distribution equipment past the primary meter.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  1. Service will be furnished subject to LES' policies and Service Regulations.
  2. TERMS OF PAYMENT – BILLS on active accounts are due in full 23 days after rendered. BILLS on final accounts are due upon receipt or the date of the most recently issued BILL, whichever is later. Any past due amounts are subject to LES policies regarding termination of electric service and applicable Service Fees. Charges are subject to all applicable State and Local sales tax.
  3. FLUCTUATING LOADS AND HARMONICS – CUSTOMERS operating equipment causing harmonic currents and/or highly fluctuating or large instantaneous demands, including, but not limited to, variable speed drives, motor starting, welders and X-ray machines, shall be required to pay all nonbetterment costs of corrective action required to maintain acceptable service quality to the CUSTOMER and not interfere with service on LES' lines or to other CUSTOMERS. See System Disturbances and Service Disruptions, and Disconnection of Electric Service in the Service Regulations.
  4. COGENERATION OR SMALL POWER PRODUCTION – Refer to Customer-Owned Generation in the Service Regulations.
  5. OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL LIGHTING is metered service to off-peak, dusk-to-dawn area lighting for outdoor recreational facilities. OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL LIGHTING service must be wired and metered separate from any use other than OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL LIGHTING so that only OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL LIGHTING fixtures are on this metered circuit.

NOTE: LES recommends you contact appropriate staff to answer questions and confirm your analysis of LES’ electric rates. For questions about how rates are established, rates@les.com. For questions about the application of rates for your home, such as the proper rates, costs, etc., email an Energy Services Representative or call 402-475-4211.

General Service - Demand

Effective on and after Jan. 1, 2018

11 (Secondary) & 12 (Primary)

AVAILABLE: Within Lincoln, Nebraska, and the LES Service Area.

APPLICABLE: A CUSTOMER will receive service on this schedule if the Large Light and Power schedule is not applicable and if any of the following conditions are met:

  • Energy usage is greater than 25,000 kWh per BILLING PERIOD for each of nine consecutive BILLING PERIODS.
  • The CUSTOMER'S demand is greater than 100 kW in two summer BILLING PERIODS including the current summer BILLING PERIOD and all summer BILLING PERIODS in the preceding 11 months.
  • For new CUSTOMER accounts added to LES, usage and demand projections will be prepared by LES' Energy Delivery Division, and the account will be placed on the appropriate schedule.

The minimum BILLING DEMAND for this schedule is 25 kW.

Removal from the General Service-Demand to the General Service schedule will take place if the account demonstrates in the previous 12 BILLING PERIODS no summer BILLING DEMAND greater than 100 kW and no energy usage greater than 25,000 kWh per BILLING PERIOD for nine consecutive BILLING PERIODS.

Accounts are required to stay on a rate schedule for a minimum of 12 months.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: Single-phase, or three-phase if available, 60 Hertz alternating current, supplied at LES' standard voltages through an LES-owned meter.

BILL: Customer Charge + Demand Charge + Facilities Charge + Energy Charge + Dual Primary Service Charge (if applicable) + All Riders (if applicable) + Service Fees (if applicable) + City Dividend for Utility Ownership + Sales Tax (if applicable); based on the RATE in effect and LES' Service Regulations.

BILLING PERIOD: BILLS are rendered on a calendar-month basis or a date agreeable with LES for final readings.

SEASONAL PROVISION: Summer and winter periods are defined as:

  • Summer – The four-month period from June 1 through Sept. 30
  • Winter – The eight-month period from Oct. 1 through May 31

Energy Charges on the BILL will be prorated between seasons in transitional months (i.e., June and October) according to the number of days corresponding to each season covered by the BILL.

RATE:

General Service-Demand – 11 & 12SummerWinter
Customer Charge $/BILL$25.00$25.00
Demand Charge Secondary $/kW of BILLING DEMAND$10.95$10.95
Facilities Charge Secondary $/kW of BILLING DEMAND$3.95$3.95
Demand Charge Primary $/kW of BILLING DEMAND$10.75$10.75
Facilities Charge Primary $/kW of BILLING DEMAND$2.90$2..90
Energy Charge Secondary $/kWh$0.0340$0.0257
Energy Charge Primary $/kWh$0.0325$0.0240
Dual Primary Service Charge $/kW of DUAL PRIMARY DEMAND $2.05 $2.05

MAXIMUM DEMAND: The highest integrated kilowatt load during any 30-minute period occurring in the BILLING PERIOD for which the determination is made.

BILLING DEMAND: Either (a), (b) or (c), whichever is higher:

  1. The MAXIMUM DEMAND occurring during the BILLING PERIOD.
  2. 65 percent of the highest MAXIMUM DEMAND established for the BILLS rendered for June, July, August or September of the preceding 11 months.
  3. 25 kW.

PRIMARY VOLTAGE DELIVERY: Where the CUSTOMER takes service and is metered at an available LES standard primary distribution voltage of either 7,200/12,470 volts three phase, four wire or 34,500 volts three phase, three wire; and the CUSTOMER owns, operates and maintains all voltage transformation and other distribution equipment past the primary meter.

DUAL PRIMARY SERVICE: When LES provides capacity from two primary service sources and where the CUSTOMER controls the switchgear transferring load between the two primary service sources. One of the services may be sufficient to serve part of the CUSTOMER'S load, but not all of the load. The CUSTOMER-controlled switchgear shall have either a break before make transfer switch or two keyed interlock single throw switches within the same lineup to prevent paralleling of the two primary service sources. LES may also require Aid-to-Construction payments for the dual service installation.

DUAL PRIMARY DEMAND: Either (a) or (b), whichever is applicable:

  1. Full service: When both primary services are adequate for the CUSTOMER'S entire load, DUAL PRIMARY DEMAND will be the BILLING DEMAND.
  2. Partial service: When one of the primary services is only adequate for part of the CUSTOMER'S load, DUAL PRIMARY DEMAND will be either (1), (2) or (3), whichever is higher:
    1. The CUSTOMER requested kilowatt capacity of the DUAL PRIMARY SERVICE providing partial service.
    2. The MAXIMUM DEMAND during the BILLING PERIOD of the DUAL PRIMARY SERVICE providing partial service.
    3. 100 percent of the highest MAXIMUM DEMAND of the preceding 11 months of the DUAL PRIMARY SERVICE providing partial service.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  1. Service will be furnished subject to LES' policies and Service Regulations.
  2. TERMS OF PAYMENT – BILLS on active accounts are due in full 23 days after rendered. BILLS on final accounts are due upon receipt or the date of the most recently issued BILL, whichever is later. Any past due amounts are subject to LES policies regarding termination of electric service and applicable Service Fees. Charges are subject to all applicable State and Local sales tax.
  3. FLUCTUATING LOADS AND HARMONICS – CUSTOMERS operating equipment causing harmonic currents and/or highly fluctuating or large instantaneous demands, including, but not limited to, variable speed drives, motor starting, welders and X-ray machines, shall be required to pay all nonbetterment costs of corrective action required to maintain acceptable service quality to the CUSTOMER and not interfere with service on LES' lines or to other CUSTOMERS. See System Disturbances and Service Disruptions, and Disconnection of Electric Service in the Service Regulations.
  4. COGENERATION OR SMALL POWER PRODUCTION – Refer to Customer-Owned Generation in the Service Regulations.

NOTE: LES recommends you contact appropriate staff to answer questions and confirm your analysis of LES’ electric rates. For questions about how rates are established, rates@les.com. For questions about the application of rates for your home, such as the proper rates, costs, etc., email an Energy Services Representative or call 402-475-4211.

Large Light and Power

Large Light and Power -15 (secondary), 16 (primary) & 39 (35 kV)

Effective on and after Jan. 1, 2018

AVAILABLE: Within Lincoln, Nebraska, and the LES Service Area.

APPLICABLE: A CUSTOMER will receive service on this schedule if any of the following conditions are met:

  1. Energy usage is greater than 100,000 kWh per BILLING PERIOD for each of nine consecutive BILLING PERIODS.
  2. The CUSTOMER'S demand is greater than 400 kW in any two summer BILLING PERIODS including the current summer BILLING PERIOD and all summer BILLING PERIODS in the preceding 11 months.
  3. For new CUSTOMER accounts added to LES, usage and demand projections will be prepared by LES' Energy Delivery Division, and the account will be placed on the appropriate schedule.

Removal from the Large Light and Power to the General Service-Demand schedule will take place if the account demonstrates in the previous 12 BILLING PERIODS no summer BILLING DEMAND greater than 400 kW and no energy usage greater than 100,000 kWh per BILLING PERIOD for nine consecutive BILLING PERIODS.

Removal from the Large Light and Power to the General Service schedule will take place if the account demonstrates in the previous 12 BILLING PERIODS no summer BILLING DEMAND greater than 100 kW and no energy usage greater than 25,000 kWh per BILLING PERIOD for nine consecutive BILLING PERIODS.

Accounts are required to stay on a rate schedule for a minimum of 12 months.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: Three-phase, 60 Hertz alternating current, supplied at LES' standard voltages through an LES-owned meter.

BILL: Customer Charge + Demand Charge + Facilities Charge + Energy Charge + Dual Primary Service Charge (if applicable) + Excess kVAR Charge (if applicable) + All Riders (if applicable) + Service Fees (if applicable) + City Dividend for Utility Ownership + Sales Tax (if applicable); based on the RATE in effect and LES' Service Regulations.

BILLING PERIOD: BILLS are rendered on the basis of the scheduled meter reading dates or a date agreeable with LES for final readings. Under normal conditions, BILLING PERIODS typically range from 27 to 35 days.

SEASONAL PROVISION: Summer and winter periods are defined as:

  • Summer – The four-month period from June 1 through Sept. 30
  • Winter – The eight-month period from Oct. 1 through May 31

Energy Charges on the BILL will be prorated between seasons in transitional months (i.e., June and October) according to the number of days corresponding to each season covered by the BILL.

RATE:

Large Light and Power – 15, 16 & 39SummerWinter
Customer Charge $/BILL$275.00$275.00
Demand Charge Secondary $/kW of BILLING DEMAND$16.25$16.25
Facilities Charge Secondary $/kW of BILLING DEMAND$4.70$4.70
Demand Charge Primary $/kW of BILLING DEMAND$15.71$15.71
Facilities Charge Primary $/kW of BILLING DEMAND$4.30$4.30
Demand Charge 35 kV $/kW of BILLING DEMAND$15.71$15.71
Facilities Charge 35 kV $/kW of BILLING DEMAND$2.00$2.00
Energy Charge Secondary $/kWh$0.0285$0.0244
Energy Charge Primary and 35 kV $/kWh$0.0275$0.0234
Excess kVAR Charge $/kVAR for all EXCESS kVARS$2.60$2.60
Dual Primary Service Charge $/kW of DUAL PRIMARY DEMAND$2.05$2.05

 
MAXIMUM DEMAND: The highest integrated kilowatt load during any 30-minute period occurring in the BILLING PERIOD for which the determination is made.

BILLING DEMAND: Either (a) or (b), whichever is higher:

  1. The MAXIMUM DEMAND occurring during the BILLING PERIOD.
  2. 65 percent of the highest MAXIMUM DEMAND established for the BILLS rendered for June, July, August or September of the preceding 11 months.

PRIMARY VOLTAGE DELIVERY: Where the CUSTOMER takes service and is metered at an available LES standard primary distribution voltage of either 7,200/12,470 volts three phase, four wire or 34,500 volts three phase, three wire; and the CUSTOMER owns, operates and maintains all voltage transformation and other distribution equipment past the primary meter.

DUAL PRIMARY SERVICE: When LES provides capacity from two primary service sources and where the CUSTOMER controls the switchgear transferring load between the two primary service sources. One of the services may be sufficient to serve part of the CUSTOMER'S load, but not all of the load. The CUSTOMER-controlled switchgear shall have either a break before make transfer switch or two keyed interlock single throw switches within the same lineup to prevent paralleling of the two primary service sources. LES may also require Aid-to-Construction payments for the dual service installation.

DUAL PRIMARY DEMAND: Either (a) or (b), whichever is applicable:

  1. Full service: When both primary services are adequate for the CUSTOMER'S entire load, DUAL PRIMARY DEMAND will be the BILLING DEMAND.
  2. Partial service: When one of the primary services is only adequate for part of the CUSTOMER'S load, DUAL PRIMARY DEMAND will be either (1), (2) or (3), whichever is higher:
    1. The CUSTOMER requested kilowatt capacity of the DUAL PRIMARY SERVICE providing partial service.
    2. The MAXIMUM DEMAND during the BILLING PERIOD of the DUAL PRIMARY SERVICE providing partial service.
    3. 100 percent of the highest MAXIMUM DEMAND of the preceding 11 months of the DUAL PRIMARY SERVICE providing partial service.

EXCESS kVARS: Maximum kVARS for the BILLING PERIOD minus the product of the MAXIMUM DEMAND for the BILLING PERIOD multiplied by .39523 (representing a power factor of 93 percent). The CUSTOMER will be responsible for limiting kVAR requirements at or below this calculated level at all times and will be charged for EXCESS kVARS. Billing for EXCESS kVARS will commence in the fourth BILLING PERIOD following the effective transfer to this rate schedule and/or power factor metering has been installed.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  1. Service will be furnished subject to LES' policies and Service Regulations.
  2. TERMS OF PAYMENT – BILLS on active accounts are due in full 23 days after rendered. BILLS on final accounts are due upon receipt or the date of the most recently issued BILL, whichever is later. Any past due amounts are subject to LES policies regarding termination of electric service and applicable Service Fees. Charges are subject to all applicable State and Local sales tax.
  3. FLUCTUATING LOADS AND HARMONICS – CUSTOMERS operating equipment causing harmonic currents and/or highly fluctuating or large instantaneous demands, including, but not limited to, variable speed drives, motor starting, welders and X-ray machines, shall be required to pay all nonbetterment costs of corrective action required to maintain acceptable service quality to the CUSTOMER and not interfere with service on LES' lines or to other CUSTOMERS. See System Disturbances and Service Disruptions, and Disconnection of Electric Service in the Service Regulations.
  4. LOAD INCREASE MAXIMUMS – CUSTOMERS with loads in excess of 2 MW shall be required not to increase one-half hour interval loading by more than 1 MW per one-half hour. For equipment testing or other conditions producing abnormal increases in BILLING DEMANDS, see Special Billing Considerations in the Service Regulations.
  5. COGENERATION OR SMALL POWER PRODUCTION – Refer to Customer-Owned Generation in the Service Regulations.

NOTE: LES recommends you contact appropriate staff to answer questions and confirm your analysis of LES’ electric rates. For questions about how rates are established, rates@les.com. For questions about the application of rates for your home, such as the proper rates, costs, etc., email an Energy Services Representative or call 402-475-4211.

Large Light and Power - Off-Peak Daily - 27 (Secondary) & 28 (Primary)

Effective on and after Jan. 1, 2018

AVAILABLE: Within Lincoln, Nebraska, and the LES Service Area.

APPLICABLE: CUSTOMERS may receive service on this schedule if any of the following conditions are met:

  1. Energy usage is greater than 100,000 kWh per BILLING PERIOD for each of nine consecutive BILLING PERIODS.
  2. The CUSTOMER'S demand is greater than 400 kW in two summer BILLING PERIODS including the current BILLING PERIOD and all BILLING PERIODS in the preceding 11 months.
  3. For new CUSTOMER accounts, the CUSTOMER will not be placed on this rate schedule until a complete summer of billing history has been established. This requirement may be waived at LES' option, if the CUSTOMER agrees to an estimate of the SUMMER BASE BILLING DEMAND made by LES which may be used for billing purposes.

Removal from this schedule to another applicable Large Light and Power schedule may take place after a minimum of one year on this schedule.

Removal from the Large Light and Power to the General Service-Demand schedule will take place if the account demonstrates in the previous 12 BILLING PERIODS no summer BILLING DEMAND greater than 400 kW and no energy usage greater than 100,000 kWh per BILLING PERIOD for nine consecutive BILLING PERIODS.

Removal from the Large Light and Power to the General Service schedule will take place if the account demonstrates in the previous 12 BILLING PERIODS no summer BILLING DEMAND greater than 100 kW and no energy usage greater than 25,000 kWh per BILLING PERIOD for nine consecutive BILLING PERIODS.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: Three-phase, 60 Hertz alternating current, supplied at LES' standard voltages through an LES-owned meter.

BILL: Customer Charge + Demand Charge + Facilities Charge + Energy Charge + Dual Primary Service Charge (if applicable) + Excess kVAR Charge (if applicable) + All Riders (if applicable) + Service Fees (if applicable) + City Dividend for Utility Ownership + Sales Tax (if applicable); based on the RATE in effect and LES' Service Regulations.

BILLING PERIOD: BILLS are rendered on the basis of the scheduled meter reading dates or a date agreeable with LES for final readings. Under normal conditions, BILLING PERIODS typically range from 27 to 35 days.

SEASONAL PROVISION: Summer and winter periods are defined as:

  • Summer – The four-month period from June 1 through Sept. 30
  • Winter – The eight-month period from Oct. 1 through May 31

Energy Charges on the BILL will be prorated between seasons in transitional months (i.e., June and October) according to the number of days corresponding to each season covered by the BILL.

RATE:

Large Light and Power – Off-Peak Daily – 27 & 28SummerWinter
Customer Charge $/BILL$305.00$305.00
Demand Charge Secondary $/kW of SUMMER BASE BILLING DEMAND
plus
Demand Charge Secondary $/kW of OFF-PEAK EXCESS BILLING DEMAND
$16.25

$5.00
$16.25

$5.00
Facilities Charge Secondary $/kW of SUMMER BASE BILLING DEMAND
plus
Facilities Charge Secondary $/kW of OFF-PEAK EXCESS BILLING DEMAND
$4.70

$4.70
$4.70

$4.70
Demand Charge Primary $/kW of SUMMER BASE BILLING DEMAND
plus
Demand Charge Primary $/kW of OFF-PEAK EXCESS BILLING DEMAND
$15.71

$4.90
$15.71

$4.90
Facilities Charge Primary $/kW of SUMMER BASE BILLING DEMAND
plus
Facilities Charge Primary $/kW of OFF-PEAK EXCESS BILLING DEMAND
$4.30

$4.30
$4.30

$4.30
Energy Charge Secondary $/kWh$0.0285$0.0244
Energy Charge Primary $/kWh$0.0275$0.0234
Excess kVAR Charge $/kVAR for all EXCESS kVARS$2.60$2.60
Dual Primary Service Charge $/kW of DUAL PRIMARY DEMAND$2.05$2.05

MAXIMUM DEMAND: The highest integrated kilowatt load during any 30-minute period occurring in the BILLING PERIOD for which the determination is made.

SUMMER ON-PEAK PERIOD: The SUMMER ON-PEAK PERIOD is every weekday (Monday through Friday) between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. (daylight saving time) in the summer BILLING PERIODS as recorded by LES' billing meters. Weekend days (Saturday and Sunday) and weekday observations (federal holiday designation) of Independence Day and Labor Day are not in the SUMMER ON-PEAK PERIOD.

SUMMER BASE BILLING DEMAND: Shall be (a) below unless the current billing is for a summer month; then the SUMMER BASE BILLING DEMAND shall be the greater of (a) or (b) below:

  1. 100 percent of the MAXIMUM DEMAND occurring during the SUMMER ON-PEAK PERIOD established for the BILLS rendered for June, July, August or September of the preceding 11 months.
  2. The MAXIMUM DEMAND occurring during the SUMMER ON-PEAK PERIOD of the current summer BILLING PERIOD.

OFF-PEAK EXCESS BILLING DEMAND: Shall be the current month’s MAXIMUM DEMAND minus the SUMMER BASE BILLING DEMAND. Should the SUMMER BASE BILLING DEMAND be greater than the current BILLING PERIOD’S MAXIMUM DEMAND, the OFF-PEAK EXCESS BILLING DEMAND will be zero.

BILLING DEMAND: Either (a) or (b), whichever is higher:

  1. The MAXIMUM DEMAND occurring during the BILLING PERIOD.
  2. SUMMER BASE BILLING DEMAND.

PRIMARY VOLTAGE DELIVERY: Where the CUSTOMER takes service and is metered at an available LES standard primary distribution voltage of either 7,200/12,470 volts three phase, four wire or 34,500 volts three phase, three wire; and the CUSTOMER owns, operates and maintains all voltage transformation and other distribution equipment past the primary meter.

DUAL PRIMARY SERVICE: When LES provides capacity from two primary service sources and where the CUSTOMER controls the switchgear transferring load between the two primary service sources. One of the services may be sufficient to serve part of the CUSTOMER'S load, but not all of the load. The CUSTOMER-controlled switchgear shall have either a break before make transfer switch or two keyed interlock single throw switches within the same lineup to prevent paralleling of the two primary service sources. LES may also require Aid-to-Construction payments for the dual service installation.

DUAL PRIMARY DEMAND: Either (a) or (b), whichever is applicable:

  1. Full service: When both primary services are adequate for the CUSTOMER'S entire load, DUAL PRIMARY DEMAND will be the BILLING DEMAND.
  2. Partial service: When one of the primary services is only adequate for part of the CUSTOMER'S load, DUAL PRIMARY DEMAND will be either (1), (2) or (3), whichever is higher:
    1. The CUSTOMER requested kilowatt capacity of the DUAL PRIMARY SERVICE providing partial service.
    2. The MAXIMUM DEMAND during the BILLING PERIOD of the DUAL PRIMARY SERVICE providing partial service.
    3. 100 percent of the highest MAXIMUM DEMAND of the preceding 11 months of the DUAL PRIMARY SERVICE providing partial service.

EXCESS kVARS: Maximum kVARS for the BILLING PERIOD minus the product of the MAXIMUM DEMAND for the BILLING PERIOD multiplied by .39523 (representing a power factor of 93 percent). The CUSTOMER will be responsible for limiting kVAR requirements at or below this calculated level at all times and will be charged for EXCESS kVARS. Billing for EXCESS kVARS will commence in the fourth BILLING PERIOD following the effective transfer to this rate schedule and/or power factor metering has been installed.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  1. Service will be furnished subject to LES' policies and Service Regulations.
  2. TERMS OF PAYMENT – BILLS on active accounts are due in full 23 days after rendered. BILLS on final accounts are due upon receipt or the date of the most recently issued BILL, whichever is later. Any past due amounts are subject to LES policies regarding termination of electric service and applicable Service Fees. Charges are subject to all applicable State and Local sales tax.
  3. FLUCTUATING LOADS AND HARMONICS – CUSTOMERS operating equipment causing harmonic currents and/or highly fluctuating or large instantaneous demands, including, but not limited to, variable speed drives, motor starting, welders and X-ray machines, shall be required to pay all nonbetterment costs of corrective action required to maintain acceptable service quality to the CUSTOMER and not interfere with service on the LES' lines or to other CUSTOMERS. See System Disturbances and Service Disruptions, and Disconnection of Electric Service in the Service Regulations.
  4. LOAD INCREASE MAXIMUMS – CUSTOMERS with loads in excess of 2 MW shall be required not to increase one-half hour interval loading by more than 1 MW per one-half hour. For equipment testing or other conditions producing abnormal increases in BILLING DEMANDS see Special Billing Considerations in the Service Regulations.
  5. COGENERATION OR SMALL POWER PRODUCTION – Refer to Customer-Owned Generation in the Service Regulations.

NOTE: LES recommends you contact appropriate staff to answer questions and confirm your analysis of LES’ electric rates. For questions about how rates are established, rates@les.com. For questions about the application of rates for your home, such as the proper rates, costs, etc., email an Energy Services Representative or call 402-475-4211.

Cogeneration - 35kV - 41 (Backup) & 42 (Supplemental)

Effective on and after Jan. 1, 2018

AVAILABLE: Within Lincoln, Nebraska, and the LES Service Area.

APPLICABLE: A CUSTOMER under contract will receive service on this schedule as part of a contract for electric service if all of the following conditions are met:

  1. The CUSTOMER has generation facilities of at least 100 kWAC that maintain qualifying generation facilities status pursuant to Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulations. See Regulations under Sections 201 and 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 with Regard to Small Power Production and Cogeneration.
  2. The CUSTOMER'S generation facilities operate in parallel to LES' generation facilities.
  3. The CUSTOMER and LES have entered into an interconnection agreement covering the CUSTOMER'S generating facilities for which supplemental and backup power is being requested.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: For power and energy deliveries through an LES-owned meter at 60 Hertz to the CUSTOMER within LES' available capacity. Supplemental power and energy shall be the power and energy required by the CUSTOMER over and above power and energy provided by the CUSTOMER'S generation, at the designated Point of Delivery.

BILL: Customer Charge + Demand Charge (Backup and Supplemental) + Facilities Charge + Energy Charge (Backup and Supplemental) + Excess kVAR Charge (if applicable) + All Riders (if applicable) + Service Fees (if applicable) + City Dividend for Utility Ownership + Sales Tax (if applicable); based on the RATE in effect, LES' Service Regulations and all contractual agreements (as applicable).

BILLING PERIOD: BILLS are rendered on the basis of the scheduled meter reading dates or a date agreeable with LES for final readings. Under normal conditions, BILLING PERIODS typically range from 27 to 35 days.

DEFINITIONS: The following definitions are applicable to this schedule and some refer to the metering diagram below.

Lincoln Electric System - Cogeneration Rate Schedule Diagram

All meters are detented so only power flowing in the indicated direction is measured. Generator Meter readings are multiplied by 1.003 to bring them to the same voltage as In Meter.

Backup Power-Demand: The integrated kilowatt load during each 30-minute period as measured by the lower of (a) the In Meter, or (b) the Contract Demand minus the Generator Meter, but not less than zero.

Backup Power-Energy: The sum of the 30-minute Backup Power-Demand over the total BILLING PERIOD in kilowatt-hours as measured by the In Meter and the Generator Meter, all divided by two (divided by two since there will be two readings per hour).

Contract Demand: The contract capacity specified in Exhibit A of the applicable Qualifying Facility Cogeneration and Interconnection Agreement. This quantity is approximately equal to the maximum net generating capability of the CUSTOMER'S qualifying facility in kilowatts as recorded by the Generator Meter. This amount shall apply for a minimum of 12 consecutive months.

On-Peak Period: The period occurring between the hours of 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. in the BILLING PERIOD.

Qualifying Facility-Demand: The integrated kilowatt output of the CUSTOMER'S generator during 30-minute periods as measured by the Generator Meter minus the Out Meter. If there is no Out Meter, the Out Meter reading will be zero. Depending on how the CUSTOMER'S generation support equipment is connected, the Qualifying Facility-Demand may be either gross or net generator output.

Qualifying Facility-Energy: The sum of the 30-minute Qualifying Facility-Demand over the total BILLING PERIOD in kilowatt-hours as measured by the Generator Meter, all divided by two.

Supplemental Power-Demand: The integrated kilowatt load during 30-minute periods as measured by the In Meter plus the Generator Meter minus the Contract Demand, but not less than zero.

Supplemental Power-Demand Delivered: The integrated kilowatt load during 30-minute periods as measured by the lower of (a) the In Meter, or (b) the In Meter plus the Generator Meter minus the Contract Demand, but not less than zero.

Supplemental Power-Energy: The sum of the 30-minute Supplemental Power-Demand Delivered over the total BILLING PERIOD in kilowatt-hours, all divided by two (divided by two since there will be two readings per hour).

Total Customer Demand: The integrated kilowatt load during 30-minute periods as measured by the In Meter plus the Generator Meter minus the Out Meter. If there is no Out Meter, the Out Meter reading will be zero.

SEASONAL PROVISION: Summer and winter periods are defined as:

  • Summer – The four-month period from June 1 through Sept. 30
  • Winter – The eight-month period from Oct. 1 through May 31

Energy Charge on the BILL will be prorated between seasons in transitional months (i.e., June and October) according to the number of days corresponding to each season covered by the BILL.

RATE:

Cogeneration – 35 kV – 41 & 42SummerWinter
Customer Charge Backup Power $/BILL$305.00$305.00

Demand Charge Backup Power $/kW

Higher of (a) or (b)

  1. Maximum Backup Power-Demand during the On-Peak Period
  2. Contract Demand

 

 

$10.75
$5.50

 

 

$10.75
$5.50

Facilities Charge Backup Power $/kW

Higher of (a) or (b)

  1. Maximum Backup Power-Demand during the On-Peak Period
  2. Contract Demand

 

 

$2.00
$2.00

 

 

$2.00
$2.00

Demand Charge Supplemental Power $/kW

Higher of (a) or (b)

  1. The maximum Supplemental Power-Demand occurring during the BILLING PERIOD
  2. 65% of the highest Supplemental Power-Demand established during June, July, August or September of the preceding 11 months

$15.71

$15.71

Facilities Charge Supplemental Power $/kW

Higher of (a) or (b)

  1. The maximum Supplemental Power-Demand occurring during the BILLING PERIOD
  2. 65% of the highest Supplemental Power-Demand established during June, July, August or September of the preceding 11 months

$2.00

$2.00

Energy Charge Backup Power $/kWh$0.0325$0.0240
Energy Charge Supplemental Power $/kWh$0.0275$0.0234
Excess kVAR Charge $/kVAR for all EXCESS kVARS$2.60$2.60

MAINTENANCE ALLOWANCE: Up to five separate, planned maintenance outages totaling no greater than 30 days per year may be allowed by LES when proper advanced notice and approval is given for each maintenance period. During these scheduled maintenance periods, the Backup Power-Demand charge will be waived for the purpose of allowing maintenance of the CUSTOMER'S generation. The procedures and conditions of the maintenance period shall be those set out in the applicable Qualifying Facility Cogeneration and Interconnection Agreement between the CUSTOMER and LES.

EXCESS kVARS: All kVARS in excess of the maximum kW demand for Supplemental, Backup and Maintenance Power measured by meter M2 for the BILLING PERIOD multiplied by .39523 (representing a power factor of 93 percent).

The CUSTOMER is responsible for maintaining a power factor of not less than 93 percent leading or lagging at all times and will be charged for EXCESS kVARS. Billing for EXCESS kVARS will commence in the fourth BILLING PERIOD following the effective transfer to this rate schedule and/or power factor metering has been installed.

35 kV PRIMARY VOLTAGE DELIVERY: Where the CUSTOMER takes service and is metered at the LES nominal voltage of 35,000 volts three phase, three wire; and the CUSTOMER owns, operates and maintains all voltage transformation and other distribution equipment past the primary meter.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  1. Unless expressly modified by Agreement or Contract, the terms and conditions of LES' policies and Service Regulations shall apply.
  2. TERMS OF PAYMENT – BILLS on active accounts are due in full 23 days after rendered. BILLS on final accounts are due upon receipt or the date of the most recently issued BILL, whichever is later. Any past due amounts are subject to LES policies regarding termination of electric service and applicable Service Fees. Charges are subject to all applicable State and Local sales tax.
  3. FLUCTUATING LOADS AND HARMONICS – CUSTOMERS operating equipment causing harmonic currents and/or highly fluctuating or large instantaneous demands, including, but not limited to, variable speed drives, motor starting, welders and X-ray machines, shall be required to pay all nonbetterment costs of corrective action required to maintain acceptable service quality to the CUSTOMER and not interfere with service on LES' lines or to other CUSTOMERS. See System Disturbances and Service Disruptions, and Disconnection of Electric Service in the Service Regulations.
  4. LOAD INCREASE MAXIMUMS - For equipment testing or other conditions producing abnormal increases in BILLING DEMANDS, see Special Billing Considerations in the Service Regulations.
  5. COGENERATION OR SMALL POWER PRODUCTION – Refer to Customer-Owned Generation in the Service Regulations.

NOTE: LES recommends you contact appropriate staff to answer questions and confirm your analysis of LES’ electric rates. For questions about how rates are established, rates@les.com. For questions about the application of rates for your home, such as the proper rates, costs, etc., email an Energy Services Representative or call 402-475-4211.

Large Power Contract

Large Power Contract – 44 (Secondary), 45 (Primary) & 46 (35 kV)

Effective on and after Jan. 1, 2018

AVAILABLE: Within Lincoln, Nebraska, and the LES Service Area.

APPLICABLE: A CUSTOMER elects to receive service on this schedule by signing a Large Power Contract Electric Service Agreement. The minimum BILLING DEMAND for this schedule is 4,000 kW.

TERM: The CUSTOMER shall remain on this schedule as provided in the Electric Service Agreement. The Schedule is subject to change.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: Three-phase, 60 Hertz alternating current, supplied at LES' standard voltages through an LES-owned meter.

BILL: Customer Charge + Demand Charge + Facilities Charge + Energy Charge + Dual Primary Service Charge (if applicable) + Excess kVAR Charge (if applicable) + All Riders (if applicable) + Service Fees (if applicable) + City Dividend for Utility Ownership + Sales Tax (if applicable); based on the RATE in effect and LES' Service Regulations.

BILLING PERIOD: BILLS are rendered on the basis of the scheduled meter reading dates or a date agreeable with LES for final readings. Under normal conditions, BILLING PERIODS typically range from 27 to 35 days.

SEASONAL PROVISION: Summer and winter periods are defined as:

  • Summer – The four-month period from June 1 through Sept. 30
  • Winter – The eight-month period from Oct. 1 through May 31

Energy Charges on the BILL will be prorated between seasons in transitional months (i.e., June and October) according to the number of days corresponding to each season covered by the BILL.

RATE:

Large Power Contract – 44, 45 & 46SummerWinter
Customer Charge $/BILL$550.00$550.00
Demand Charge Secondary $/kW of BILLING DEMAND$15.85$15.85
Facilities Charge Secondary $/kW of BILLING DEMAND$4.70$4.70
Demand Charge Primary $/kW of BILLING DEMAND$15.15$15.15
Facilities Charge Primary $/kW of BILLING DEMAND$4.50$4.50
Demand Charge 35 kV $/kW of BILLING DEMAND$15.15$15.15
Facilities Charge 35 kV $/kW of BILLING DEMAND$2.00$2.00
Energy Charge Secondary $/kWh$0.0278$0.0230
Energy Charge Primary and 35 kV $/kWh$0.0265$0.0222
Excess kVAR Charge $/kVAR for all EXCESS kVARS$2.60$2.60
Dual Primary Service Charge $/kW of DUAL PRIMARY DEMAND$2.05$2.05

 
MAXIMUM DEMAND: The highest integrated kilowatt load during any 30-minute period occurring in the BILLING PERIOD for which the determination is made.

BILLING DEMAND: Either (a), (b) or (c) whichever is higher:

  1. The MAXIMUM DEMAND occurring during the BILLING PERIOD.
  2. 65 percent of the highest MAXIMUM DEMAND established for the BILLS rendered for June, July, August or September of the preceding 11 months.
  3. 4,000 kW.

PRIMARY VOLTAGE DELIVERY: Where the CUSTOMER takes service and is metered at an available LES standard primary distribution voltage of either 7,200/12,470 volts three phase, four wire or 34,500 volts three phase, three wire; and the CUSTOMER owns, operates and maintains all voltage transformation and other distribution equipment past the primary meter.

DUAL PRIMARY SERVICE: When LES provides capacity from two primary service sources and where the CUSTOMER controls the switchgear transferring load between the two primary service sources. One of the services may be sufficient to serve part of the CUSTOMER'S load, but not all of the load. The CUSTOMER-controlled switchgear shall have either a break before make transfer switch or two keyed interlock single throw switches within the same lineup to prevent paralleling of the two primary service sources. LES may also require Aid-to-Construction payments for the dual service installation.

DUAL PRIMARY DEMAND: Either (a) or (b), whichever is applicable:

  1. Full service: When both primary services are adequate for the CUSTOMER'S entire load, DUAL PRIMARY DEMAND will be the BILLING DEMAND.
  2. Partial service: When one of the primary services is only adequate for part of the CUSTOMER'S load, DUAL PRIMARY DEMAND will be either (1), (2) or (3), whichever is higher:
    1. The CUSTOMER requested kilowatt capacity of the DUAL PRIMARY SERVICE providing partial service.
    2. The MAXIMUM DEMAND during the BILLING PERIOD of the DUAL PRIMARY SERVICE providing partial service.
    3. 100 percent of the highest MAXIMUM DEMAND of the preceding 11 months of the DUAL PRIMARY SERVICE providing partial service.

EXCESS kVARS: Maximum kVARS for the BILLING PERIOD minus the product of the MAXIMUM DEMAND for the BILLING PERIOD multiplied by .39523 (representing a power factor of 93 percent). The CUSTOMER will be responsible for limiting kVAR requirements at or below this calculated level at all times and will be charged for EXCESS kVARS. Billing for EXCESS kVARS will commence in the fourth BILLING PERIOD following the effective transfer to this rate schedule and/or power factor metering has been installed.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  1. Service will be furnished subject to LES' policies and Service Regulations.
  2. TERMS OF PAYMENT – BILLS on active accounts are due in full 23 days after rendered. BILLS on final accounts are due upon receipt or the date of the most recently issued BILL, whichever is later. Any past due amounts are subject to LES policies regarding termination of electric service and applicable Service Fees. Charges are subject to all applicable State and Local sales tax.
  3. FLUCTUATING LOADS AND HARMONICS – CUSTOMERS operating equipment causing harmonic currents and/or highly fluctuating or large instantaneous demands, including, but not limited to, variable speed drives, motor starting, welders and X-ray machines, shall be required to pay all nonbetterment costs of corrective action required to maintain acceptable service quality to the CUSTOMER and not interfere with service on LES' lines or to other CUSTOMERS. See System Disturbances and Service Disruptions, and Disconnection of Electric Service in the Service Regulations.
  4. LOAD INCREASE MAXIMUMS – CUSTOMERS with loads in excess of 2 MW shall be required not to increase one-half hour interval loading by more than 1 MW per one-half hour. For equipment testing or other conditions producing abnormal increases in BILLING DEMANDS see Special Billing Considerations in the Service Regulations.
  5. COGENERATION OR SMALL POWER PRODUCTION – Refer to Customer-Owned Generation in the Service Regulations.

NOTE: LES recommends you contact appropriate staff to answer questions and confirm your analysis of LES’ electric rates. For questions about how rates are established, rates@les.com. For questions about the application of rates for your home, such as the proper rates, costs, etc., email an Energy Services Representative or call 402-475-4211.

Large Power Contract - Off-Peak Daily – 47 (Secondary), 48 (Primary) & 49 (35 kV)

Effective on and after Jan. 1, 2018

AVAILABLE: Within Lincoln, Nebraska, and the LES Service Area.

APPLICABLE: A CUSTOMER elects to receive service on this schedule by signing a Large Power Contract - Off-Peak Daily Electric Service Agreement. The minimum BILLING DEMAND for this schedule is 4,000 kW.

TERM: The CUSTOMER shall remain on this schedule as provided in the Electric Service Agreement. The Schedule is subject to change.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: Three-phase, 60 Hertz alternating current, supplied at LES' standard voltages through an LES-owned meter.

BILL: Customer Charge + Demand Charge + Facilities Charge + Energy Charge + Dual Primary Service Charge (if applicable) + Excess kVAR Charge (if applicable) + All Riders (if applicable) + Service Fees (if applicable) + City Dividend for Utility Ownership + Sales Tax (if applicable); based on the RATE in effect and LES' Service Regulations.

BILLING PERIOD: BILLS are rendered on the basis of the scheduled meter reading dates or a date agreeable with LES for final readings. Under normal conditions, BILLING PERIODS typically range from 27 to 35 days.

SEASONAL PROVISION: Summer and winter periods are defined as:

  • Summer – The four-month period from June 1 through Sept. 30
  • Winter – The eight-month period from Oct. 1 through May 31

Energy Charge on the BILL will be prorated between seasons in transitional months (i.e., June and October) according to the number of days corresponding to each season covered by the BILL.

RATE:

Large Power Contract – Off-Peak Daily – 47, 48 & 49SummerWinter
Customer Charge $/BILL$580.00$580.00
Demand Charge Secondary $/kW of SUMMER BASE BILLING DEMAND
plus
Demand Charge Secondary $/kW of OFF-PEAK EXCESS BILLING DEMAND
$15.85

$5.00
$15.85

$5.00
Facilities Charge Secondary $/kW of SUMMER BASE BILLING DEMAND
plus
Facilities Charge Secondary $/kW of OFF-PEAK EXCESS BILLING DEMAND
$4.70

$4.70
$4.70

$4.70
Demand Charge Primary $/kW of SUMMER BASE BILLING DEMAND
plus
Demand Charge Primary $/kW of OFF-PEAK EXCESS BILLING DEMAND
$15.15

$4.90
$15.15

$4.90
Facilities Charge Primary $/kW of SUMMER BASE BILLING DEMAND
plus
Facilities Charge Primary $/kW of OFF-PEAK EXCESS BILLING DEMAND
$4.50

$4.50
$4.50

$4.50
Demand Charge 35 kV $/kW of SUMMER BASE BILLING DEMAND
plus
Demand Charge 35 kV $/kW of OFF-PEAK EXCESS BILLING DEMAND
$15.15

$4.90
$15.15

$4.90
Facilities Charge 35 kV $/kW of SUMMER BASE BILLING DEMAND
plus
Facilities Charge 35 kV $/kW of OFF-PEAK EXCESS BILLING DEMAND
$2.00

$2.00
$2.00

$2.00
Energy Charge Secondary $/kWh$0.0278$0.0230
Energy Charge Primary $/kWh$0.0265$0.0222
Excess kVAR Charge $/kVAR for all EXCESS kVARS$2.60$2.60
Dual Primary Service Charge $/kW of DUAL PRIMARY DEMAND$2.05$2.05

MAXIMUM DEMAND: The highest integrated kilowatt load during any 30-minute period occurring in the BILLING PERIOD for which the determination is made.

SUMMER ON-PEAK PERIOD: The SUMMER ON-PEAK PERIOD is every weekday (Monday through Friday) between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. (daylight saving time) in the SUMMER BILLING PERIODS as recorded by LES' billing meters. Weekend days (Saturday and Sunday) and weekday observations (federal holiday designation) of Independence Day and Labor Day are not in the SUMMER ON-PEAK PERIOD.

SUMMER BASE BILLING DEMAND: Shall be (a) below unless the current billing is for a summer month; then the SUMMER BASE BILLING DEMAND shall be the greater of (a), (b) or (c) below:

  1. 100 percent of the MAXIMUM DEMAND occurring during the SUMMER ON-PEAK PERIOD established for the BILLS rendered for June, July, August or September of the preceding 11 months.
  2. The MAXIMUM DEMAND occurring during the SUMMER ON-PEAK PERIOD of the current summer BILLING PERIOD.
  3. 4,000 kW.

OFF-PEAK EXCESS BILLING DEMAND: Either (a) or (b), whichever is higher:

  1. The current month’s MAXIMUM DEMAND minus the SUMMER BASE BILLING DEMAND. Should the SUMMER BASE BILLING DEMAND be greater than the current BILLING PERIOD’S MAXIMUM DEMAND, the OFF-PEAK EXCESS BILLING DEMAND will be zero.
  2. 4,000 kW minus the SUMMER BASE BILLING DEMAND, but not less than zero.

BILLING DEMAND: Either (a) or (b), whichever is higher:

  1. The MAXIMUM DEMAND occurring during the BILLING PERIOD.
  2. SUMMER BASE BILLING DEMAND.

PRIMARY VOLTAGE DELIVERY: Where the CUSTOMER takes service and is metered at an available LES standard primary distribution voltage of either 7,200/12,470 volts three phase, four wire or 34,500 volts three phase, three wire; the CUSTOMER owns, operates and maintains all voltage transformation and other distribution equipment past the primary meter.

DUAL PRIMARY SERVICE: When LES provides capacity from two primary service sources and where the CUSTOMER controls the switchgear transferring load between the two primary service sources. One of the services may be sufficient to serve part of the CUSTOMER'S load, but not all of the load. The CUSTOMER-controlled switchgear shall have either a break before make transfer switch or two keyed interlock single throw switches within the same lineup to prevent paralleling of the two primary service sources. LES may also require Aid-to-Construction payments for the dual service installation.

DUAL PRIMARY DEMAND: Either (a) or (b), whichever is applicable:

  1. Full service: When both primary services are adequate for the CUSTOMER'S entire load, DUAL PRIMARY DEMAND will be the BILLING DEMAND.
  2. Partial service: When one of the primary services is only adequate for part of the CUSTOMER'S load, DUAL PRIMARY DEMAND will be either (1), (2) or (3), whichever is higher:
    1. The CUSTOMER requested kilowatt capacity of the DUAL PRIMARY SERVICE providing partial service.
    2. The MAXIMUM DEMAND during the BILLING PERIOD of the DUAL PRIMARY SERVICE providing partial service.
    3. 100 percent of the highest MAXIMUM DEMAND of the preceding 11 months of the DUAL PRIMARY SERVICE providing partial service.

EXCESS kVARS: Maximum kVARS for the BILLING PERIOD minus the product of the MAXIMUM DEMAND for the BILLING PERIOD multiplied by .39523 (representing a power factor of 93 percent). The CUSTOMER will be responsible for limiting kVAR requirements at or below this calculated level at all times and will be charged for EXCESS kVARS. Billing for EXCESS kVARS will commence in the fourth BILLING PERIOD following the effective transfer to this rate schedule and/or power factor metering has been installed.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  1. Service will be furnished subject to LES' policies and Service Regulations.
  2. TERMS OF PAYMENT – BILLS on active accounts are due in full 23 days after rendered. BILLS on final accounts are due upon receipt or the date of the most recently issued BILL, whichever is later. Any past due amounts are subject to LES policies regarding termination of electric service and applicable Service Fees. Charges are subject to all applicable State and Local sales tax.
  3. FLUCTUATING LOADS AND HARMONICS – CUSTOMERS operating equipment causing harmonic currents and/or highly fluctuating or large instantaneous demands, including, but not limited to, variable speed drives, motor starting, welders and X-ray machines, shall be required to pay all nonbetterment costs of corrective action required to maintain acceptable service quality to the CUSTOMER and not interfere with service on LES' lines or to other CUSTOMERS. See System Disturbances and Service Disruptions, and Disconnection of Electric Service in the Service Regulations.
  4. LOAD INCREASE MAXIMUMS – CUSTOMERS with loads in excess of 2 MW shall be required not to increase one-half hour interval loading by more than 1 MW per one-half hour. For equipment testing or other conditions producing abnormal increases in BILLING DEMANDS, see Special Billing Considerations in the Service Regulations.
  5. COGENERATION OR SMALL POWER PRODUCTION – Refer to Customer-Owned Generation in the Service Regulations.

NOTE: LES recommends you contact appropriate staff to answer questions and confirm your analysis of LES’ electric rates. For questions about how rates are established, rates@les.com. For questions about the application of rates for your home, such as the proper rates, costs, etc., email an Energy Services Representative or call 402-475-4211.

Large Power with Market Energy

Effective on and after Oct. 1, 2018

55 (115 kV)

AVAILABLE: Within Lincoln, Nebraska, and the LES Service Area. Please contact LES to discuss geographic availability within the Service Area.

APPLICABLE: To CUSTOMERS within the LES Service Area which take service at 115 kV, own their own electric substation facilities for delivery of the service, and have a minimum of 2O,OOO kW BILLING DEMAND.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: Three-phase, 60 Hertz alternating current, supplied at 115 kV through an LES-owned meter.

BILL: Customer Charge + Demand Charge + Energy Charge + Excess kVAR Charge (if applicable) + All Riders (if applicable) + Service Fees (if applicable) + Citv Dividend for Utility Ownership + Sales Tax (if applicable); based on the RATE in effect and LES' Service Regulations.

BILLING PERIOD: BILLS are rendered on the basis of the scheduled meter reading dates or a date agreeable with LES for final readings. Under normal conditions, BILLING PERIODS typically are on a calendar month basis.

RATE:

Large Power with Market EnergyRate
Customer Charge $/BILL$2,635.00
Demand Charge $/kW of BILLING DEMAND$15.81
Energy Charge $/kWhSPP hourly average price
Excess kVAR Charge $/kVAR for all EXCESS kVARS$2.60

ENERGY LOSSES: Losses will be calculated by multiplying the amount of kilowatt-hours consumed in any given hour by a loss factor of .006.

ENERGY CHARGE: The energy charge will be calculated by multiplying the amount of kilowatt-hours consumed plus ENERGY LOSSES in any given hour by the associated cost to purchase energy from the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) for that hour. The SPP Real Time Energy price will be used. LES will notify the Customer of the SPP node used to price the hourly energy and all applicable SPP charges.

MAXIMUM DEMAND: The highest integrated kilowatt load during any 3O-minute period occurring in the BILLING PERIOD for which the determination is made.

BILLING DEMAND: Either (a), (b) or (c), whichever is higher:

(a) The MAXIMUM DEMAND occurring during the BILLING PERIOD.
(b) 65 percent of the highest MAXIMUM DEMAND established for the BILLS rendered for June, July, August or September of the preceding 11 months.
(c) 20,000 kW.

EXCESS kVARS: Maximum kVARS for the BILLING PERIOD minus the product of the MAXIMUM DEMAND for the BILLING PERIOD multiplied by .39523 (representing a power factor of 93 percent). The CUSTOMER will be responsible for limiting kVAR requirements at or below this calculated level at all times and will be charged for EXCESS kVARS. Billing for EXCESS kVARS will commence in the fourth BILLING PERIOD following the effective transfer to this rate schedule and/or power factor metering has been installed.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  1. Service will be furnished subject to LES' policies and Service Regulations.
  2. TERMS OF PAYMENT – BILLS on active accounts are due in full 23 days after rendered. BILLS on final accounts are due upon receipt or the date of the most recently issued BILL, whichever is later. Any past due amounts are subject to LES policies regarding termination of electric service and applicable Service Fees. Charges are subject to all applicable State and Local sales tax.
  3. FLUCTUATING LOADS AND HARMONICS – Customers operating equipment causing harmonic currents and/or highly fluctuating or large instantaneous demands, including, but not limited to, variable speed drives, motor starting, welders and X-ray machines, shall be required to pay all nonbetterment costs of corrective action required to maintain acceptable service quality to the CUSTOMER and not interfere with service on LES' lines or to other CUSTOMERS. See System Disturbances and Service Disruptions, and Disconnection of Electric Service in the Service Regulations.
  4. COGENERATION OR SMALL POWER PRODUCTION – Refer to Customer-Owned Generation in the Service Regulations.

NOTE: LES recommends you contact appropriate staff to answer questions and confirm your analysis of LES’ electric rates. For questions about how rates are established, email rates@les.com. For questions about the application of rates for your home, such as the proper rates, costs, etc., email an Energy Services Representative or call 402-475-4211.

Lighting

Security Lighting - 20

Effective on and after Jan. 1, 2018

AVAILABLE: Within Lincoln, Nebraska, and the LES Service Area.

APPLICABLE: To any CUSTOMER, to light an area of an existing meter service location agreeable to LES, for which LES-owned lamps with photocell dusk-to-dawn control will be installed on LES poles.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: Single-phase, 60 Hertz alternating current, 120 volts, two wire, nonmetered.

BILL: Applicable Security Lighting and Festoon Outlet Charges + Riders added on to the BILL of an existing metered account + Service Fees (if applicable) + Sales Tax (if applicable); based on the Schedule in effect and LES' Service Regulations.

BILLING PERIOD: Nonmetered services BILLING PERIODS are based on a monthly schedule set by LES.

RATE:

Poles and Secondaries: Additional charges per BILLING PERIOD for poles and/or secondaries installed prior to Jan. 1, 1979, for the operation of the lamp(s). Subsequent to Jan. 1, 1979, LES discontinued pole installations. LES will maintain existing installations of poles and overhead/underground secondary. No poles or underground secondary will be installed for new installations.

Festoons: Outlets mounted on street light poles as per Festoon Outlet Guidelines. For 120 V, 2 amp breaker.

Security Lighting – 20
Security Lighting Charge $/lamp/BILLING PERIOD
  Mercury Vapor 175 Watt*$14.33
  Mercury Vapor 250 Watt*$16.35
  Mercury Vapor 400 Watt*$20.40
  Mercury Vapor 1,000 Watt*$35.70
  High Pressure Sodium Vapor 70 Watt*$15.00
  High Pressure Sodium Vapor 150 Watt*$15.80
  High Pressure Sodium Vapor 250 Watt$18.00
  Metal Halide 400 Watt$21.20
  LED Small$12.62
  LED Medium$13.40
  LED Large$21.32
Pole$2.75
Overhead secondary span up to 150 feet$1.35
Underground secondary$3.00
Festoon Photocell Outlet ($/outlet)$0.97
Festoon Continuous Outlet ($/lamp)$2.69
*Only for existing installations – no new installations of these luminaires. Damaged or failed luminaires, beyond field repair, will be replaced with LED luminaires.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  1. Service will be furnished subject to LES' policies and Service Regulations.
  2. TERMS OF PAYMENT – BILLS on active accounts are due in full 23 days after rendered. BILLS on final accounts are due upon receipt or the date of the most recently issued BILL, whichever is later. Any past due amounts are subject to LES policies regarding termination of electric service and applicable Service Fees. Charges are subject to all applicable State and Local sales tax.
  3. Existing poles which have been provided prior to Jan. 1, 1979, and replacement of such poles, shall not be used for any purposes other than the mounting of LES-owned security lamps.
  4. All costs related to the installation of a Festoon Outlet will be paid by the CUSTOMER prior to installation. Installations will be made where feasible as determined by LES' Energy Delivery Division.
  5. For Festoon Outlets, the CUSTOMER taking service shall indemnify, protect and save harmless LES and its officers, agents and employees, from and against any and all claims, demands, suits, judgments, liabilities, loss or damages, which may arise out of or be caused by erection, maintenance, presence, use or removal of their equipment.
  6. Temporarily disconnected security lighting (at the CUSTOMER'S request), which is reconnected at a later date, will be subject to LES Service Fees and Disconnection of Electric Service in the Service Regulations. Lighting installations disconnected for more than 90 consecutive days shall be removed by LES. 

NOTE: LES recommends you contact appropriate staff to answer questions and confirm your analysis of LES’ electric rates. For questions about how rates are established, email rates@les.com. For questions about the application of rates for your home, such as the proper rates, costs, etc., email an Energy Services Representative or call 402-475-4211.

Traffic Lighting Service - 24

Effective on and after Jan. 1, 2018

AVAILABLE: Within Lincoln, Nebraska, and the LES Service Area.

APPLICABLE: For publicly owned and maintained traffic lighting service which conforms to LES' traffic lighting specifications pursuant to the terms and conditions of City of
Lincoln Executive Order #42127. Public traffic signals (pre-timed, actuated or school crossing) are defined as a set of electrically operated signal lights to direct or control pedestrian and vehicular traffic on public streets. Traffic signals on private property and any other traffic control related equipment (message boards, communication amplifiers, etc.) shall be metered as a general service.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: Single-phase, 60 Hertz alternating current, supplied at LES' standard voltages on a nonmetered service pursuant to agreements between the CUSTOMER and LES.

BILL: Energy & Facilities Charge + Capital Investment Charge (if applicable) + All Riders (if applicable) + Service Fees (if applicable) + City Dividend for Utility Ownership + Sales Tax (if applicable); based on the RATE in effect and LES' Service Regulations.

BILLING PERIOD: Nonmetered services BILLING PERIODS are based on a monthly schedule set by LES.

RATE:

Traffic Lighting - 24
Energy & Facilities Charge ($/kWh)$0.0695

CAPITAL INVESTMENT CHARGE: 0.75 of one percent per BILLING PERIOD (9 percent per year) of the Traffic Light capital investment by LES for the prior 20-year period, plus 0.3 debt service coverage charge.

MINIMUM BILL: $1.00

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  1. Service will be furnished subject to LES' policies and Service Regulations.
  2. TERMS OF PAYMENT – BILLS on active accounts are due in full 23 days after rendered. BILLS on final accounts are due upon receipt or the date of the most recently issued BILL, whichever is later. Any past due amounts are subject to LES policies regarding termination of electric service and applicable Service Fees. Charges are subject to all applicable State and Local sales tax.
  3. COGENERATION OR SMALL POWER PRODUCTION – Refer to Customer-Owned Generation in the Service Regulations.

NOTE: LES recommends you contact appropriate staff to answer questions and confirm your analysis of LES’ electric rates. For questions about how rates are established, email rates@les.com. For questions about the application of rates for your home, such as the proper rates, costs, etc., email an Energy Services Representative or call 402-475-4211.

Street Lighting Service - 26

Effective on and after Jan. 1, 2018

AVAILABLE: Within Lincoln, Nebraska, and the LES Service Area.

APPLICABLE: To all public agencies for street lighting service which conforms to LES' street lighting specifications. For lighting of vehicle accessible public streets and alleyways, and pedestrian/bike accessible tunnels under public streets. Street lights may be placed (if reasonable) on existing LES poles, joint use poles or city street light poles for the sole purpose of area lighting in public areas, upon agreement with the respective government agency and LES. All other lighting, for private property and city-owned property, shall be metered on another rate.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: LES will provide photocell controlled energy at 60 Hertz to all lighting systems and will construct, operate and maintain those lighting systems pursuant to agreements between the CUSTOMER and LES.

BILL: Energy & Facilities Charge + Maintenance Charge (if applicable) + Capital Investment Charge (if applicable) + All Riders (if applicable) + Service Fees (if applicable) + City Dividend for Utility Ownership + Sales Tax (if applicable); based on the RATE in effect and LES' Service Regulations.

BILLING PERIOD: Nonmetered services BILLING PERIODS are based on a monthly schedule set by LES.

RATE:

Street Lighting – 26
Energy & Facilities Charge ($/kWh)$0.0486
Maintenance Charge ($/lamp/BILLING PERIOD)
  Mercury Vapor 175 Watt*$4.23
  High Pressure Sodium Vapor 35 Watt – 400 Watt$4.23
  High Pressure Sodium Vapor 1,000 Watt$4.70
  Metal Halide 70 Watt$5.20
  Metal Halide 100 Watt$4.90
  Metal Halide 175 Watt$5.25
  Metal Halide 250 Watt$5.25
  Metal Halide 400 Watt$4.20
  Metal Halide 1,000 Watt$5.65
  LED All Watts$2.85
  Induction 23 Watt$3.35
*Only for existing installations


CAPITAL INVESTMENT CHARGE: 0.75 of one percent per BILLING PERIOD (9 percent per year) of the Street Light capital investment by LES for the prior 20-year period, plus 0.3 debt coverage charge.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  1. Service will be furnished subject to LES' policies and Service Regulations.
  2. TERMS OF PAYMENT – BILLS on active accounts are due in full 23 days after rendered. BILLS on final accounts are due upon receipt or the date of the most recently issued BILL, whichever is later. Any past due amounts are subject to LES policies regarding termination of electric service and applicable Service Fees. Charges are subject to all applicable State and Local sales tax.
  3. INVESTMENT IN EQUIPMENT – LES shall install additional lighting units in any of the standard lamp sizes so long as the average life of said investment is estimated to be in excess of 20 years. Lighting not in conformance with these limits will be installed, if feasible. LES will either (a) bill the CUSTOMER for street light installations completed, or (b) bill the CUSTOMER the Capital Investment charge.
  4. COGENERATION OR SMALL POWER PRODUCTION – Refer to Customer-Owned Generation in the Service Regulations.

NOTE: LES recommends you contact appropriate staff to answer questions and confirm your analysis of LES’ electric rates. For questions about how rates are established, email rates@les.com. For questions about the application of rates for your home, such as the proper rates, costs, etc., email an Energy Services Representative or call 402-475-4211.

Curtailment Rider

Effective on and after Oct. 1, 2018

AVAILABLE: Within Lincoln, Nebraska, and the LES Service Area.

APPLICABLE: To any CUSTOMER not on the lnterruptible Service Rider and taking service under the following LES rate schedules:

  • Schedule LLP - Large Light & Power 15 (Secondary), 16 (Primary), & 39 (35 kV)
  • Schedule LPC - Large Power Contract 44 (Secondary), 45 (Primary), & 46 (35 kV)
  • Schedule Cogen - Cogeneration 42 (35 kV)
  • Schedule LP-M - Large Power With Market Energy 55 (1 15 kV)

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: As identified under the applicable rate schedule.

CURTAILED DEMAND: The amount of demand the CUSTOMER curtails during an event.

DEMAND: The integrated kilowatt load during any 30-minute period.

CURTAILMENT PAYMENT: The payment made to the CUSTOMER for CURTAILED DEMAND during that summer period.

CURTAILMENT PERIOD: Any day during the summer period from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in which LES calls for curtailment.

SEASONAL PROVISION: Summer and winter periods are defined as:

  • Summer - The four-month period from June I through Sept. 30
  • Winter - The eight-month period from Oct. 1 through May 31

RATE: Following the summer period, LES will make a CURTAILMENT PAYMENT to the CUSTOMER based on the amount of CURTAILED DEMAND during the CURTAILMENT PERIODS.

  • Once a CURTAILMENT PERIOD has occurred, LES will review the CUSTOMER meter data to determine the CURTAILED DEMAND.
  • Upon the end of the summer season, LES will multiply the total CURTAILED DEMAND over all CURTAILMENT PERIODS by the rate to determine the CURTAILMENT PAYMENT.
Curtailment Rider 
Curtailment Payment $/kW of CURTAILED DEMAND$2.40

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  1. Service will be furnished subject to LES' policies and Service Regulations.
  2. All applicable Terms and Conditions from the CUSTOMER's applicable rate schedule apply.
  3. LES will notify CUSTOMERS by at least 9 a.m. the morning of a CURTAILMENT PERIOD event.
  4. There will be no more than 10 CURTAILMENT PERIOD events per summer period.
  5. The CUSTOMER will furnish, install and maintain all equipment necessary to measure and provide curtailable capability. The CUSTOMER is responsible for all CUSTOMER equipment operation and maintenance. LES assumes no liability for the operation and maintenance of the CUSTOMER's equipment or for protection of any property or person associated with the CUSTOMER's business operation, and the CUSTOMER agrees to indemnify and hold LES harmless from any claim or liability resulting from the curtailable service to be provided pursuant to this rider or from any load curtailment request.

NOTE: LES recommends you contact appropriate staff to answer questions and confirm your analysis of LES’ electric rates. For questions about how rates are established, email rates@les.com. For questions about the application of rates for your home, such as the proper rates, costs, etc., email an Energy Services Representative or call 402-475-4211.

Interruptible Service Rider

Effective on and after Oct. 1, 2018

AVAILABLE: Within Lincoln, Nebraska, and the LES Service Area.

APPLICABLE: To any CUSTOMER not on the Curtailment Rider taking service under the following LES rate schedules:

  • Schedule LLP - Large Light & Power 15 (Secondary),16 (Primary), & 39 (35 kV)
  • Schedule LPC - Large Power Contract 44 (Secondary), 45 (Primary), & 46 (35 kV)
  • Schedule LP-M - Large Power with Market Energy 55 (115 kV)
  • Supplemental Firm Power Contracts

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: As identified under the applicable rate schedule.

DEMAND: The amount of demand the CUSTOMER curtails during an event.

DEMAND: The integrated kilowatt load during any 30-minute period.

FIRM LOAD: The portion of DEMAND a CUSTOMER defines as uninterruptible.

INTERRUPTIBLE LOAD: The portion of a CUSTOMER's load which is in excess of its FIRM LOAD and can be reduced upon notice by LES.

INTERRUPTIBLE CREDIT: The credit, in dollars, provided to a CUSTOMER in exchange for being able to interrupt a portion of their load.

INTERRUPTION PERIOD: The time, when called on by LES, the CUSTOMER will be required to reduce their load to not exceed their FIRM LOAD.

FAILURE TO INTERRUPT PENALTY: This penalty shall be the peak INTERRUPTIBLE LOAD during an event in which the CUSTOMER does not reduce their DEMAND below their FIRM LOAD, multiplied by the FAILURE TO INTERRUPT PENALTY rate.

FAILURE TO INTERRUPT PENALTY
= (INTERRUPTIBLE LOAD during INTERRUPTION PERIOD - FIRM LOAD)
x FAILURE TO INTERRUPT PENALTY Rate

BILL: All charges applicable under the metered rate schedule plus the INTERRUPTIBLE CREDIT or FAILURE TO INTERRUPT PENALTY.

BILLING PERIOD: BILLS are rendered on a calendar-month basis or a date agreeable with LES for final readings.

RATE: At the end of the BILLING PERIOD, LES will apply an INTERRUPTIBLE CREDIT to the CUSTOMER's BILL for all DEMAND in excess of the CUSTOMER's FIRM LOAD.

  • Prior to the beginning of each calendar year, LES and the CUSTOMER will review the CUSTOMER's load profile. During this time, the CUSTOMER will notify LES what portion of their DEMAND will be FIRM LOAD for the next year.
  • After the beginning of the year, when called upon, the CUSTOMER must reduce their DEMAND to at or below their FIRM LOAD.
  • lf a CUSTOMER fails to reduce their DEMAND to at or below their FIRM LOAD, a FAILURE TO INTERRUPT PENALTY shall be applied to the bill for each event (there could be more than one event in a BILLING PERIOD), and no INTERRUPTIBLE CREDIT
    will be applied for that BILLING PERIOD.
  • To accommodate unforeseen changes, a CUSTOMER may contact LES to adjust their FIRM LOAD designation one time during a calendar year.
Interruptible Rider 
lnterruptible Credit $/kW of INTERRUPTIBLE LOAD($5.14)
Failure to lnterrupt Penalty $/kW of INTERRUPTIBLE LOAD during INTERRUPION PERIOD$51.40

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  1. Service will be furnished subject to LES' policies and Service Regulations.
  2. TERMS OF PAYMENT - BILLS on active accounts are due in full 23 days after rendered. BILLS on final accounts are due upon receipt or the date of the most recently issued BILL, whichever is later. Any past due amounts are subject to LES policies regarding termination of electric service and applicable Service Fees. Charges are subject to all applicable State and Local sales tax.
  3. All applicable Terms and Conditions from the CUSTOMER's applicable rate schedule apply.
  4. LES will notify CUSTOMERS at least 30 minutes, and when possible, up to 24 hours prior to an INTERRUPTION PERIOD.
  5. INTERRUPTION PERIODS can take place at any time and can last for up to four hours.
  6. There will be no more than 20 INTERRUPTION PERIODS in a calendar year.
  7. lf during a calendar year, a CUSTOMER opts to no longer participate in the lnterruptible Service Rider, INTERRUPTIBLE CREDITS received by the CUSTOMER for that calendar year must be paid back to LES. ln addition, the CUSTOMER will not be eligible for the lnterruptible Service Rider for a period of one year from the date of going off the lnterruptible Service Rider. ln addition, FAILURE TO INTERRUPT PENALTY amounts will not be charged to the CUSTOMER.
  8. The CUSTOMER will furnish, install and maintain all equipment necessary to measure and provide interruption capability. The CUSTOMER is responsible for all CUSTOMER equipment operation and maintenance. LES assumes no liability for the operation and maintenance of the CUSTOMER's equipment or for protection of any property or person associated with the CUSTOMER's business operation, and the CUSTOMER agrees to indemnify and hold LES harmless from any claim or liability resulting from the interruptible service to be provided pursuant to this lnterruptible Service Rider or from any load interruption request..

NOTE: LES recommends you contact appropriate staff to answer questions and confirm your analysis of LES’ electric rates. For questions about how rates are established, email rates@les.com. For questions about the application of rates for your home, such as the proper rates, costs, etc., email an Energy Services Representative or call 402-475-4211.

Economic Development Rider

Effective on and after Oct. 1, 2018

AVAILABLE: Within Lincoln, Nebraska, and the LES Service Area.

APPLICABLE: This EDR is a way to encourage business expansion and economic development in the LES Service Area. This EDR is available to CUSTOMERS to be served or being served under the following LES Rate Schedules:

  • Schedule LLP - Large Light & Power 15 (Secondary), 16 (Primary)
  • Schedule LPC - Large Power Contract 44 (Secondary), 45 (Primary)
  • Schedule LP-M - Large Power With Market Energy 55 (115 kV)

The provisions of the EDR are applicable to new LLP or LPC customers and to existing customers adding a separately metered LLP or LPC account. (See Terms & Conditions #6.)

ln any billing period where the CUSTOMER'S load factor is equal to or greater than 55 percent, an EDR Credit will be calculated and applied to the CUSTOMER'S BILL.

Service under the EDR is conditional upon LES approval of an EDR Service Agreement and Attachment 1 (the "EDR Service Agreement").

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: As identified under the applicable rate schedule.

RATE: CUSTOMERS taking service under the EDR shall be served according to all the rates, terms and conditions of the normally applicable rate schedule. "Demand Charge" (for purposes of this rider) includes any credits provided under any other demand applicable rider. Credits shall not apply to Customer, Facilities, Energy, Dual Service, or Excess kVAR charges. The contract years over which the EDR credits are applied are referred to as the "EDR Credit Period." Variations in these terms shall be permitted so long as the total term of the agreement is twice as long as the EDR Credit Period, with the EDR Credit Period not to exceed five years (60 billing periods).

A CUSTOMER shall receive an EDR credit (the "EDR Credit") in any billing period where the CUSTOMER's load factor is equal to or greater than 55 percent, and it will be determined as follows (unless otherwise agreed upon. See TERMS & CONDITIONS):

a) for the 12 consecutive monthly billings of the first contract year, the EDR Credit shall be 50 percent of the Demand Charge;

b) for the 12 consecutive monthly billings of the second contract year, the EDR Credit shall be 40 percent of the Demand Charge;

c) for the 12 consecutive monthly billings of the third contract year, the EDR Credit shall be 30 percent of the Demand Charge;

d) for the 12 consecutive monthly billings of the fourth contract year, the EDR Credit shall be 20 percent of the Demand Charge;

e) for the 12 consecutive monthly billings of the fifth contract year, the EDR Credit shall be 10 percent of the Demand Charge; and

f) all subsequent billings shall be at the full charges stated in the applicable rate schedule.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  1. A signed EDR Service Agreement between LES and the CUSTOMER is required. The standard term of the EDR Service Agreement shall be 10 years (120 billing periods), and the standard EDR Credit Period shall be five years (60 billing periods). An EDR Service Agreement can be obtained by contacting the manager, Energy Services.
  2. All applicable charges under the applicable rate schedule shall apply.
  3. lf at any time during the term of the EDR Service Agreement the CUSTOMER violates any of the terms and conditions of the EDR or the EDR Service Agreement, LES may discontinue service under this EDR without notice and bill the CUSTOMER under the applicable schedule without further credits or discounts. In the event electric service is terminated or discontinued under this EDR by the CUSTOMER or LES, the CUSTOMER shall pay LES, in addition to all other applicable charges, the sum of all EDR Credits received. LES shall have the right to adjust the total payment required by the CUSTOMER, as previously described, at its sole discretion.
  4. EDR is not available to a new CUSTOMER which results from a change in ownership of an existing establishment without qualifying new load. However, if a change in ownership occurs after the CUSTOMER enters into an EDR Service Agreement for service under this EDR, the successor CUSTOMER shall be allowed to fulfill the balance of the EDR Service Agreement under this EDR. EDR is also not available for renewal of service following interruptions such as equipment failure, temporary plant shutdown, strike or economic conditions. EDR is not available for load shifted from one CUSTOMER to another within LES' service area.
  5. ln the event of suspension of the EDR, existing EDR customers will continue to receive credits with continued adherence to the Terms and Conditions and the EDR Service Agreement.
  6. All EDR loads must be separately metered. For existing customers, this may require a submeter.
  7. For LES economic development information, or questions about the administration of the EDR, please contact the vice president, Customer Services, at 402-475-4211.

Heating Service

Effective on and after Jan. 1, 2018

21 (Secondary) & 23 (Primary)

AVAILABLE: Within Lincoln, Nebraska, and the LES Service Area.

APPLICABLE: To any nonresidential CUSTOMER for space heating and/or approved water heating installations where this Heating Service is supplied through a separately metered circuit. For the Heating Service, summer demands shall not exceed the highest winter demand of the past 12 months. An exception to this demand requirement is a geothermal or air-to-air heat pump space conditioning system.

A Heating Service CUSTOMER will receive the Large Heating Service classification if that CUSTOMER'S energy usage is greater than 25,000 kWh per BILLING PERIOD for two BILLING PERIODS, including the current BILLING PERIOD and all BILLING PERIODS in the preceding 11 months.

Removal from the Large Heating Service classification will occur when the CUSTOMER'S energy usage fails to exceed 25,000 kWh per BILLING PERIOD for 12 consecutive months.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: Single-phase, or three-phase if available, 60 Hertz alternating current, supplied at LES' standard voltages through an LES-owned meter.

BILL: Customer Charge + Facilities Charge + Energy Charge + All Riders (if applicable) + Service Fees (if applicable) + City Dividend for Utility Ownership + Sales Tax (if applicable); based on the RATE in effect and LES' Service Regulations. Plus, for BILLING PERIODS less than 27 days, on the CUSTOMER'S first and final BILLS, a per day credit times the difference between 30 and the actual number of days in the BILLING PERIOD.

BILLING PERIOD: BILLS are rendered on the basis of the scheduled meter reading dates or a date agreeable with LES for final readings. Under normal conditions, BILLING PERIODS typically range from 27 to 35 days.

SEASONAL PROVISION: Summer and winter periods are defined as:

  • Summer – The four-month period from June 1 through Sept. 30
  • Winter – The eight-month period from Oct. 1 through May 31

Energy Charges on the BILL will be prorated between seasons in transitional months (i.e., June and October) according to the number of days corresponding to each season covered by the BILL.

RATE:

Heating Service – 21 & 23SummerWinter
Customer Charge $/BILL$5.30$5.30
Facilities Charge $/BILL$25.20$25.20
   Less than 27-day BILLING PERIOD Credit $/day (first and final bills)$0.84$0.84
Facilities Charge Three Phase $/BILL$96.70$96.70
   Less than 27-day BILLING PERIOD Credit Three Phase $/day (first and final bills)$3.22$3.22
Facilities Charge Large $/BILL$238.70$238.70
   Less than 27-day BILLING PERIOD Credit Large $/day (first and final bills)$7.96$7.96
Facilities Charge Primary $/BILL$224.70$224.70
   Less than 27-day BILLING PERIOD Credit Primary $/day (first and final bills)$7.49$7.49
Energy Charge Secondary $/kWh$0.0831$0.0504
Energy Charge Primary $/kWh$0.0776$0.0485

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  1. Service will be furnished subject to LES' policies and Service Regulations.
  2. TERMS OF PAYMENT – BILLS on active accounts are due in full 23 days after rendered. BILLS on final accounts are due upon receipt or the date of the most recently issued BILL, whichever is later. Any past due amounts are subject to LES policies regarding termination of electric service and applicable Service Fees. Charges are subject to all applicable State and Local sales tax.
  3. The installation of the main disconnect, meter socket and other equipment required to accept service under this schedule (except the Meter), shall be arranged and paid for by the CUSTOMER.
  4. When the same permanently installed all-electric equipment is used for both heating and cooling, such as a heat pump (and certain other combination units upon specific approval) this rate schedule shall apply.
  5. FLUCTUATING LOADS AND HARMONICS – CUSTOMERS operating equipment causing harmonic currents and/or highly fluctuating or large instantaneous demands, including, but not limited to, variable speed drives, motor starting, welders and X-ray machines, shall be required to pay all nonbetterment costs of corrective action required to maintain acceptable service quality to the CUSTOMER and not interfere with service on LES' lines or to other CUSTOMERS. See System Disturbances and Service Disruptions, and Disconnection of Electric Service in the Service Regulations.
  6. COGENERATION OR SMALL POWER PRODUCTION – Refer to Customer-Owned Generation in the Service Regulations.

NOTE: LES recommends you contact appropriate staff to answer questions and confirm your analysis of LES’ electric rates. For questions about how rates are established, email rates@les.com. For questions about the application of rates for your home, such as the proper rates, costs, etc., email an Energy Services Representative or call 402-475-4211.

Pole Attachment

Effective on and after Jan. 1, 2018

AVAILABLE: Within Lincoln, Nebraska, and the LES Service Area.

APPLICABLE: To other utilities and certain entities which may occupy public right of way and who attach communication cables and other communication appliances on LES poles where such attachments are made in accordance with National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) and local laws and are in compliance with the provisions of an applicable Pole Attachment Contract, if any.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: Generally, attachments are made on poles at heights stipulated by the National Electrical Safety Code.

ANNUAL ATTACHMENT RATE:

Pole Attachment - 50
Pole Attachment ($/year)$16.00

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  1. LES approval is required before attachments are made to poles.
  2. TERMS OF PAYMENT – BILLS on active accounts are due in full 23 days after rendered. BILLS on final accounts are due upon receipt or the date of the most recently issued BILL, whichever is later. Any past due amounts are subject to LES policies regarding termination of electric service and applicable Service Fees. Charges are subject to all applicable State and Local sales tax.
  3. The attaching entity shall pay the nonbetterment cost for any LES work required to accommodate the pole attachment.
  4. The annual attachment bill shall be based on the number of attachments to LES poles as of Nov. 30. No prorating is allowed.
  5. The attaching entity shall, at its own expense, install, maintain, transfer and relocate attachments in accordance with LES requirements and standards of the National Electrical Safety Code.
  6. The attaching entity shall indemnify, protect and save harmless LES and its officers, agents and employees, from and against any and all claims, demands, suits, judgments, liabilities, loss, damages, which may arise out of or be caused by the erection, maintenance, presence, use or removal of their equipment.
  7. The attaching entity shall notify LES of all pole attachment removals.
  8. LES may require removal of pole attachments if:
    • attaching entity fails to pay attachment fees or other charges when due;
    • attaching entity uses its equipment in such a manner as to adversely affect LES' equipment, LES' service to others, or create a hazard;
    • the attaching entity fails to comply with any of the other terms and conditions of this rate, LES' Service Regulations or the provisions of an applicable contract, if any;
    • LES removes the pole(s).
  9. Other provisions for attachments will be provided for as necessary and regulated under a required Pole Attachment Contract between the utility or entity and LES, or as provided in the rules and procedures established by LES.

NOTE: LES recommends you contact appropriate staff to answer questions and confirm your analysis of LES’ electric rates. For questions about how rates are established, email rates@les.com. For questions about the application of rates for your home, such as the proper rates, costs, etc., email an Energy Services Representative or call 402-475-4211.

Cogeneration and Small Power Production

Effective on and after Jan. 1, 2018

AVAILABLE: To cogeneration and small power production facilities with production capacity of 100 kWAC and less that qualify under the guidelines for implementing Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) Sections 201 and 210 as adopted by the LES Administrative Board.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: Unless otherwise provided by contract, the character of purchased power will be single or three phase alternating electric current at 60 Hertz. Voltage shall be determined by the voltage of LES' distribution system in the vicinity unless otherwise agreed.

PURCHASE OF OUTPUT FROM QUALIFYING FACILITIES: Owners of Qualifying Facilities will be allowed the option to either (1) sell the entire electrical output of their Qualifying Facilities to LES, or (2) use the electrical output of their Qualifying Facilities to instantaneously supply all or a portion of their own load and sell the instantaneous surplus to LES.

PURCHASE PRICE: Energy from qualifying small power production and cogeneration facilities of 100 kWAC and less without time of day metering will be paid for on the following basis:

Cogeneration & Small Power Production PurchaseSummerWinter
Energy Price $/kWh/month for all power and/or energy delivered to Lincoln Electric System$0.0186$0.0162

The purchase price shall be adjusted up or down to reflect the savings or costs resulting from variations in losses compared to if LES had generated or purchased elsewhere an equivalent amount of energy. Such an adjustment factor shall be identified in the contract between the qualifying facility’s owner and LES.

SEASONAL PROVISION: Summer and winter periods are defined as:

  • Summer – The four-month period from June 1 through Sept. 30
  • Winter – The eight-month period from Oct. 1 through May 31

Energy Charge on the BILL will be prorated between seasons in transitional months (i.e., June and October) according to the number of days corresponding to each season covered by the BILL.

ACCOUNTING CHARGE: The owner of the Qualifying Facility will pay to LES the following monthly charges for additional energy accounting expenses incurred by LES:

Cogeneration & Small Power Production Accounting Charge
kWh Meter $/meter*$3.90
Interval Meter $/meter$19.50
*For CUSTOMER-owned generation facilities utilizing kWh meters, the Accounting Charge will be waived until Dec. 31, 2017.

ADJUSTMENTS TO BILLING: Monthly adjustments will be made to the purchased power billing to reflect costs incurred by LES above and beyond a normal CUSTOMER interconnection. These monthly adjustments will be identified in the standard contract which the owner of the Qualifying Facility will be required to execute with LES. These adjustments will reflect the investment costs to LES for such items among others as metering and interconnection costs which are being amortized over the contract’s term or otherwise recovered.

For CUSTOMER-owned generation facilities utilizing kWh meters which can be installed at or near LES' standard cost, the amortized cost of additional metering will be waived until Dec. 31, 2018.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  1. A signed written agreement between the Qualifying Facility and LES will be required.
  2. Unless modified by contract, LES' policies and Service Regulations shall apply to this schedule.
  3. For facilities with more than 100 kWAC of capacity, the purchase rate and other terms and conditions will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
  4. Application and interconnectivity must be compliant with the Policy and Guidelines for CUSTOMER-Owned Generation.
  5. TERMS OF PAYMENT - BILLS on active accounts are due in full 23 days after rendered. BILLS on final accounts are due upon receipt or the date of the most recently issued BILL, whichever is later. Any past due amounts are subject to LES policies regarding termination of electric service and applicable Service Fees. Charges are subject to all applicable State and Local sales tax.
  6. FLUCTUATING LOADS AND HARMONICS - CUSTOMERS operating equipment causing harmonic currents and/or highly fluctuating or large instantaneous demands, including, but not limited to, variable speed drives, motor starting, welders and X-ray machines, shall be required to pay all nonbetterment costs of corrective action required to maintain acceptable service quality to the CUSTOMER and not interfere with service on LES' lines or to other CUSTOMERS. See System Disturbances and Service Disruptions, and Disconnection of Electric Service in the Service Regulations.

NOTE: LES recommends you contact appropriate staff to answer questions and confirm your analysis of LES’ electric rates. For questions about how rates are established, email rates@les.com. For questions about the application of rates for your home, such as the proper rates, costs, etc., email an Energy Services Representative or call 402-475-4211.

Renewable Net Metering Rider

Effective on and after Jan. 1, 2018

AVAILABLE: To renewable generation with production capacity of 25 kWAC or less, in conjunction with a retail load. No single METER may exceed 25 kWAC. Renewable generation includes electric generators powered by methane, wind, solar, biomass, hydro or waste technologies. New renewable generation will be placed on this rider until the total generating capacity of all renewable generation using net metering is equal to or exceeds 1 percent of the capacity necessary to meet LES' average aggregate CUSTOMER monthly peak demand forecast for that calendar year. At that point, this rider will no longer be offered to CUSTOMERS.

APPLICABLE: The credits (payments) of this rider will apply to CUSTOMERS with renewable generation who purchase energy from LES under an appropriate retail rate and who may supply energy to LES.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: Unless otherwise provided by contract, the character of purchased power will be single- or three-phase alternating electric current at 60 Hertz. Voltage shall be determined by the voltage of LES' distribution system in the vicinity unless otherwise agreed. Facilities on this service will be metered with an LES-supplied bi-directional meter.

PURCHASE OF OUTPUT FROM RENEWABLE GENERATOR CUSTOMERS: Owners of renewable generation will be allowed to parallel these facilities with LES and use the electrical output of their renewable generation to supply all or a portion of their own load and deliver the surplus to LES.

RATE: At the end of the BILLING PERIOD, LES will net the metered energy which was delivered to LES and the metered energy which was supplied by LES.

  • Net energy supplied by LES to the CUSTOMER in a BILLING PERIOD will be billed at the applicable retail rate.
  • Net energy delivered to LES in a BILLING PERIOD will be purchased by LES at the applicable Renewable Net Metering Rider Energy Payment rate.
  • Other applicable fees and charges, including the Customer Charge, the Facilities Charge and the Demand Charge (if any), will be billed to the CUSTOMER at the applicable retail rate.

Purchases by LES will appear as credits on the BILL. Credits which exceed charges for a BILLING PERIOD will roll over to the following BILLING PERIOD. At the end of each calendar year, any credits remaining will be paid by check from LES in the final BILLING PERIOD of the year.

Renewable Net Metering Rider Energy Payment rate: The Energy Payment rate will be the Energy Charge based on the Tier (see table below) that is in effect on the date of the interconnection with LES (bi-directional meter set), and the Energy Payment rate will remain at this Tier for 10 years (regardless of any changes in the underlying tier) from the month of the interconnection or the year 2014, whichever comes later.

The Customer Charge and the Facilities Charge will be equal to the Customer Charge and the Facilities Charge for the applicable retail customer class as determined and periodically adjusted by LES.

Subsequent to the first 10 years of a CUSTOMER’S initial LES-approved installation, the Energy Payment rate will transition to the Tier that is currently in effect and will continue to transition to each subsequent tier as of the effective date for each Tier as determined by LES.

If a CUSTOMER increases the renewable generation production capacity at the same CUSTOMER location for which the CUSTOMER has an existing Renewable Net Metering Agreement with LES, the Energy Payment rate of the expanded facility will coincide with the timing and provisions of the Tier for the existing facility; except that the total renewable generation production capacity may not exceed 25 kWAC for a single METER.

Renewable Net Metering RiderSummerWinter
Tier 1 Energy Payment rate for energy delivered to the SYSTEM, $/kWh100% of the current Residential Energy Charge
Tier 2 Energy Payment rate for energy delivered to the SYSTEM, $/kWh50% of the current Residential Energy Charge
Tier 3 Energy Payment rate for energy delivered to the SYSTEM, $/kWhTo be determined

In no case will the Energy Payment rate be less than LES' avoided cost of electricity.

Tier Definitions:

  • Tier 1: Tier 1 will be defined as the period up to the point where there is total CUSTOMER renewable energy generation of 1 megawatt as determined by LES, or May 31, 2024, whichever is earlier. Tier 1 closed on Feb. 20, 2017.
  • Tier 2: Tier 2 will be defined as the period when Tier 1 ends (Feb. 20, 2017) and up to the point where there is total CUSTOMER renewable energy generation of 2 megawatts as determined by LES, or 10 years after the Tier 2 commencement date, whichever is earlier.
  • Tier 3: Tier 3 will be defined as the period when Tier 2 ends.

CAPACITY PAYMENT: LES will make a one-time Capacity Payment to the owner of the renewable generation based on the contribution of peak reduction by the renewable resource, valued at a traditional resource cost of $1,000 per kWAC. Capacity increases or additions in future years will be eligible for the Capacity Payment based on the then-current Capacity Payment. The Capacity Payment will be paid on the following basis:

  • Predominantly southern-facing fixed solar: $375.00 per kWDC of nameplate capacity
  • Predominantly western-facing fixed solar: $475.00 per kWDC of nameplate capacity
  • Single or dual-axis tracking solar: $475.00 per kWDC of nameplate capacity
  • Other solar installations: No Capacity Payment
  • Wind: No Capacity Payment
  • Other technologies besides solar and wind: $1,000.00 per average kWAC net demand output of the generation at 5 p.m. during the months of July and August (as determined by LES)

Capacity Payments may be adjusted based on the value to LES, and Capacity Payments will terminate effective with the commencement of Tier 3.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  1. This is an incentive rate rider that is subject to review and revision as new technologies and economic factors change. LES will resolve discrepancies or other issues regarding interpretation or implementation of this rate rider.
  2. A signed written agreement between the renewable generator CUSTOMER and LES will be required. View the Net Metering 25 kWAC or Less Agreement for Interconnection of Customer-Owned Generation.
  3. The renewable generation’s connection to LES' distribution system must pass an inspection by LES for safety and power quality.
  4. The renewable generator CUSTOMER must supply a meter socket and a disconnect switch between the renewable generation/inverter and LES' service drop.
  5. The renewable generator CUSTOMER must comply with all applicable city, county, and state sales tax, laws and regulations.
  6. Service will be furnished subject to LES' Service Regulations and the Requirements for Inverter Based Renewable Generation Systems Less than 100 kWAC.

NOTE: LES recommends you contact appropriate staff to answer questions and confirm your analysis of LES’ electric rates. For questions about how rates are established, email rates@les.com. For questions about the application of rates for your home, such as the proper rates, costs, etc., email an Energy Services Representative or call 402-475-4211.

Access the net metering snapshot, process and application.

Renewable Generation

Effective on and after Jan. 1, 2018

(Intended for Generation without Load, 26 kWAC-100 kWAC)

AVAILABLE: To renewable generation with production capacity of greater than 25 kWAC and less than, or equal to, 100 kWAC. No single CUSTOMER or project location may exceed 100 kWAC. Renewable generation includes electric generators powered by methane, wind, solar, biomass, hydro or waste technologies. New renewable generation will be placed on the Renewable Generation Rate until the total generating capacity of all renewable generation on the Renewable Generation Rate (not including Renewable Net Metering projects) is equal to or exceeds 1 percent of the capacity necessary to meet LES' average aggregate CUSTOMER monthly peak demand forecast for that calendar year. At that point, this schedule will no longer be offered to CUSTOMERS.

APPLICABLE: The charges and credits (payments) of this rate will apply to CUSTOMERS with renewable generation who supply energy to LES. This rate is intended to limit renewable generation to projects of greater than 25 kWAC and less than, or equal to, 100 kWAC per CUSTOMER or location to allow for diversity in CUSTOMER participation in this incentive rate. LES will make the final determination as to whether a proposed renewable generation project qualifies for the Renewable Generation Rate.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: Unless otherwise provided by contract, the character of purchased power will be single- or three-phase alternating electric current at 60 Hertz. Voltage shall be determined by the voltage of LES' distribution system in the vicinity unless otherwise agreed. Facilities on this service will be metered with an LES-supplied bi-directional meter. The Renewable Generation Rate is intended for generation without load (other than generation auxiliaries and related systems). Any netting of energy is expected to be minimal.

PURCHASE OF OUTPUT FROM RENEWABLE GENERATOR CUSTOMERS: Owners of renewable generation will be allowed to parallel these facilities with LES and sell energy to LES. Energy generated cannot be used to offset a CUSTOMER'S load. Positive net energy delivered to the CUSTOMER in more than two BILLING PERIODS in a 12-month period will immediately disqualify this service from continuing to receive this Renewable Generation Rate for a period of one year from the date of disqualification. Such disqualification will cause this service to be billed at the applicable retail energy rate, and energy delivered to the SYSTEM will be credited at the Small Power Production rate.

RATE: At the end of the BILLING PERIOD, LES will net the metered energy which was delivered to LES and any incidental metered energy which was supplied by LES.

  • Net energy delivered to LES in a BILLING PERIOD will be purchased by LES at the CUSTOMER'S appropriate Renewable Generation Rate Energy Payment rate.
  • Net energy supplied by LES to the CUSTOMER in a BILLING PERIOD will be billed at the General Service retail energy rate. Any netting of energy is expected to be minimal.
  • Other applicable fees and charges, including the Customer Charge, the Facilities Charge, the Distribution Facilities Charge, the City Dividend for Utility Ownership and Sales Tax (if applicable) will be billed to the CUSTOMER.

Purchases by LES will appear as credits on the BILL. Credits which exceed charges for a BILLING PERIOD will be paid by check from LES.

Renewable Generation Rate Energy Payment rate: The Energy Payment rate will be the Energy Charge based on the Tier (see table below) that is in effect on the date the Renewable Generation up to 100 kWAC Application for Review of Interconnection and Parallel Operation of Customer-Owned Generation (Application for Review) is approved by LES. This Energy Payment rate will remain fixed at this level for 10 years (regardless of any changes in the underlying Tier or Energy Charge) from the month of the date of the interconnection with LES (bi-directional meter set) as long as the Parallel Operations, Power Sales and Interconnection Agreement is approved and site inspection is conducted within one year of submitting the Application for Review.

The Customer Charge and the Facilities Charge will be equal to the General Service Customer Charge and Facilities Charge as determined and periodically adjusted by LES. The Distribution Facilities Charge will be as identified on this rate schedule and as determined and periodically adjusted by LES.

Subsequent to the first 10 years of a CUSTOMER’S initial LES-approved installation, the Energy Payment rate will transition to the Tier that is currently in effect and will continue to transition to each subsequent Tier as of the effective date for each Tier as determined by LES.

If a CUSTOMER increases the renewable generation production capacity at the same CUSTOMER location for which the CUSTOMER has an existing Renewable Generation Rate Agreement with LES, the Energy Payment rate of the expanded facility will coincide with the timing and provisions of the Tier for the existing facility; except that the total renewable generation production capacity may not exceed 100 kWAC for a CUSTOMER or single location.

Renewable Generation Rate - 70SummerWinter
Tier 1 Energy Payment rate for energy delivered to the SYSTEM, $/kWh100% of the current Residential Energy Charge
Tier 2 Energy Payment rate for energy delivered to the SYSTEM, $/kWh50% of the current Residential Energy Charge
Tier 3 Energy Payment rate for Energy Delivered to the SYSTEM $/kWhTo be determined
Distribution Facilities Charge $/BILL$27.00$27.00
Customer Charge $/BILL$6.50$6.50
Facilities Charge Single Phase $/BILL$16.60$16.60
Facilities Charge Three Phase $/BILL$51.50$51.50
Facilities Charge Primary $/BILL$28.50$28.50

In no case will the Energy Payment rate be less than the Small Power Production rate.

Tier Definitions:

  • Tier 1: Tier 1 will be defined as the period up to the point where there is total CUSTOMER renewable energy generation of 1 megawatt as determined by LES, or May 31, 2024, whichever is earlier. Tier 1 closed on Feb. 20, 2017.
  • Tier 2: Tier 2 will be defined as the period when Tier 1 ends (Feb. 20, 2017) and up to the point where there is total CUSTOMER renewable energy generation of 2 megawatts as determined by LES, or 10 years after the Tier 2 commencement date, whichever is earlier.
  • Tier 3: Tier 3 will be defined as the period when Tier 2 ends.

CAPACITY PAYMENT: LES will make a one-time Capacity Payment to the owner of the renewable generation based on the contribution of peak reduction by the renewable resource, valued at a traditional resource cost of $1,000.00 per kWAC. Capacity increases or additions in future years will be eligible for the Capacity Payment based on the then-current Capacity Payment. The Capacity Payment will be paid on the following basis:

  • Predominantly southern-facing fixed solar: $375.00 per kWDC of nameplate capacity
  • Predominantly western-facing fixed solar: $475.00 per kWDC of nameplate capacity
  • Single or dual-axis tracking solar: $475.00 per kWDC of nameplate capacity
  • Other solar installations: No Capacity Payment
  • Wind: No Capacity Payment
  • Other technologies besides solar and wind: $1,000.00 per average kWAC net demand output of the generation at 5 p.m. during the months of July and August (as determined by LES)

Capacity Payments may be adjusted based on the value to LES and Capacity Payments will terminate effective with the commencement of Tier 3.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  1. This is an incentive rate that is subject to review and revision as new technologies and economic factors change. LES will resolve discrepancies or other issues regarding interpretation or implementation of this rate.
  2. A signed written agreement between the renewable generator CUSTOMER and LES will be required. View the Renewable Generation up to 100 kWAC Agreement for Interconnection of Customer-Owned Generation
  3. The renewable generation’s connection to LES' distribution system must pass an inspection by LES for safety, power quality and verification that no loads are drawing power from LES.
  4. The renewable generator CUSTOMER must supply a meter socket and a disconnect switch between the renewable generation/inverter and LES' service drop.
  5. The renewable generator CUSTOMER must comply with all applicable city, county, and state sales tax, laws and regulations.
  6. Service will be furnished subject to LES' Service Regulations, Lincoln Building & Safety codes and the Requirements for Inverter Based Renewable Generation Systems less than 100 kWAC.
  7. Any proposed generation installation of 25 kWAC or greater requires approval by the Nebraska Power Review Board and a review by LES for system adequacy. Proof of approval by the Nebraska Power Review Board must be provided to LES prior to interconnection to LES.
  8. For renewable generation installations above 100 kWAC, contact LES for the appropriate rates and interconnection requirements.

NOTE: LES recommends you contact appropriate staff to answer questions and confirm your analysis of LES’ electric rates. For questions about how rates are established, email rates@les.com. For questions about the application of rates for your home, such as the proper rates, costs, etc., email an Energy Services Representative or call 402-475-4211.

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SunShares Rider

Effective on and after Jan. 1, 2018

AVAILABLE: Within Lincoln, Nebraska, and the LES Service Area.

APPLICABLE: To any CUSTOMER.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: SunShares is a way to support operation of a utility-scale photovoltaic array. No energy will be supplied to CUSTOMERS under this rider. All energy provided to CUSTOMERS will continue to be provided and billed under appropriate rate schedules. The character of the electric service received is as identified under the applicable rate schedule..

BILL: SunShares Contribution plus all charges applicable under the metered rate schedule.

BILLING PERIOD: BILLING PERIODS are based on a monthly schedule set in the applicable rate schedule.

RATE:

SunShares Contribution 
$1.00 per SunShare per BILLING PERIOD
Minimum contribution is three (3) SunShares per BILLING PERIOD. Other monthly contributions in even dollar amounts and one-time contributions are available.
 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  1. Service will be furnished subject to LES' Policies and Service Regulations.

  2. TERMS OF PAYMENT - BILLS on active accounts are due in full 23 days after rendered. BILLS on final accounts are due upon receipt or the date of the most recently issued BILL, whichever is later. 

  3. This program is 100 percent voluntary.

  4. Participation in SunShares will continue each month until LES is notified in writing.

  5. SunShares contributions are not subject to sales tax.

NOTE: LES recommends you contact appropriate staff to answer questions and confirm your analysis of LES’ electric rates. For questions about how rates are established, email rates@les.com. For questions about the application of rates for your home, such as the proper rates, costs, etc., email an Energy Services Representative or call 402-475-4211.

Learn more about SunShares.

Virtual Net Metering Rider

Effective on and after Jan. 1, 2018

AVAILABLE: To CUSTOMERS billed on the Residential, General Service or Heating Service rate schedule.

APPLICABLE: The charges and credits (payments) of this rider will apply to CUSTOMERS who enroll in the LES virtual net metering program (“VNM Program”). LES will make the final determination as to whether a CUSTOMER qualifies for this rider and the extent to which they can participate.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: The VNM Program is a way for customers to virtually serve part of their energy consumption with solar power from the LES Community Solar Project located at 7501 W Holdrege St. This VNM Program replicates net metering benefits without an actual customer-owned installation. All energy provided to the CUSTOMER in excess of the virtual net metering generation will continue to be provided and billed under the appropriate rate schedule. The character of the electric service received is identified under the applicable rate schedule.

PURCHASE OF OUTPUT FROM VIRTUAL NET METERING CUSTOMERS: A CUSTOMER in the VNM Program will be allowed to use the electrical output of the virtual generation to supply all or a portion of their own load and deliver the surplus to LES.

RATE: At the end of the BILLING PERIOD, LES will net the virtual solar energy which was delivered to LES and the metered energy which was supplied by LES.

  • Energy supplied by LES to the CUSTOMER in a BILLING PERIOD will be billed at the applicable retail rate.
  • Virtual solar energy delivered to LES in a BILLING PERIOD will be purchased by LES at the applicable retail rate.
  • Other applicable fees and charges, including the Customer Charge and the Facilities Charge, will be billed to the CUSTOMER at the applicable retail rate.
  • Sales tax will be applied to the net amount of energy provided to the CUSTOMER. This is defined as the energy supplied by LES less the virtual energy delivered to LES.

Virtual solar energy delivered to LES by a CUSTOMER will be based on the following:

Number of virtual panels subscribed by the CUSTOMER multiplied by (Total kWh produced by the LES Community Solar Project in the previous calendar month divided by 15,333 total panels in the LES Community Solar Project).

Virtual solar energy delivered to LES will appear as credits on the BILL. Credits which exceed charges for a BILLING PERIOD will roll-over to the following BILLING PERIOD. At the end of each calendar year, any credits remaining will be paid by check from LES in the final BILLING PERIOD of the year.

ENROLLMENT: The enrollment fee will be based on the whole number of virtual panels subscribed by the CUSTOMER and the Program Rate that is in effect on the date of enrollment (see table below). Sales tax will be assessed at the time of the enrollment. The sales tax rate will be determined by the service address of the CUSTOMER.

A CUSTOMER’S enrollment level will be limited to the lesser of the following:

(a) Whole number of virtual panels with Projected Annual Production (see table below) equivalent to no more than 80 percent of the CUSTOMER’S net energy consumption in the previous 12-month period of Dec. 1 through Nov. 30, or as determined by LES.

(b) 100 virtual panels, which is approximately commensurate to the 25 kWAC production capacity limit under Schedule RNM, Renewable Net Metering Rider.

CANCELLATION: LES will provide compensation, including the sales tax on the refund amount, to a CUSTOMER upon cancellation. The compensation will be based on the whole number of virtual panels being cancelled by the CUSTOMER and the Refund Rate that is in effect on the date of cancellation (see table below).

RESTRICTIONS: During the final five calendar years of the program (2032 – 2036), no new enrollments or increases in existing enrollment will be allowed. Full or partial cancellation will be allowed at any time.

RENEWABLE ENERGY CREDITS: All renewable energy credits related to virtual solar energy production will be retired by LES on behalf of the CUSTOMER.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  1. This is an incentive program that is subject to review and revision. LES will resolve discrepancies or other issues regarding interpretation or implementation of the VNM Program.
  2. The VNM Program will terminate on July 1, 2036. Enrollment of all participating CUSTOMERS will be canceled and all related energy purchases by LES will cease.
  3. Projected Annual Production is an estimate based on the expected LES Community Solar Project output. While not expected, there could be periods of time where there is no output. LES makes no guarantee of actual output levels.
  4. VNM Program enrollment is specific to the CUSTOMER and non-transferrable.
  5. It is LES’ understanding that VNM Program enrollment does not entitle the CUSTOMER to federal tax credits related to the LES Community Solar Project or the energy produced.
YearProgram Rate
($/virtual panel)
Refund Rate
($/virtual panel)
Projected Annual Production
(kWhAC/virtual panel)
2017$685.00$515.00515
2018$665.00$500.00513
2019$640.00$480.00510
2020$620.00$465.00508
2021$595.00$445.00505
2022$570.00$430.00502
2023$540.00$405.00500
2024$510.00$385.00497
2025$480.00$360.00495
2026$450.00$340.00493
2027$420.00$315.00490
2028$385.00$290.00488
2029$350.00$265.00485
2030$310.00$235.00483
2031$270.00$205.00480
2032N/A$100.00478
2033N/A$75.00476
2034N/A$50.00473
2035N/A$25.00471
2036N/A$0.00468

Service Fees

Effective on and after Jan. 1, 2018

AVAILABLE: Within Lincoln, Nebraska, and the LES Service Area.

APPLICABLE: To any CUSTOMER taking service from LES.

CUSTOMER SERVICE FEES:

  • New Service Fee: $25
    Applicable to every new account, move, transfer, etc., upon the request for service initiation. (Excluding accounts managed under Landlord’s Agreement.)
  • Late Payment Fee: 3.0 percent of Past Due Amount
    Applicable to all accounts for amounts not paid by the due date on or after the first business day past the due date.
  • Disconnection Charge for Nonpayment:
    Applicable to delinquent accounts.
    • $65 – Basic disconnection.
    • $110 – Meter technician disconnection.
    • $190 – Line crew disconnection.
  • Returned Payment Fee: $30
    Applicable to accounts when a CUSTOMER'S payment is returned to LES from a banking institution.
  • Inaccessible Meter Fee: $75
    Applicable when an attempt by LES to read, service or access a METER is unsuccessful.
  • Mislabeled Meter Sockets or Cross Wiring Fee: $55/hour/employee
    Applicable when LES is required to correct property-owner's mislabeled meters or cross-wired services.
  • Temporary Meter Fee: $150
    Applicable when a temporary service and meter are required.

NOTE: LES recommends you contact appropriate staff to answer questions and confirm your analysis of LES’ electric rates. For questions about how rates are established, email rates@les.com. For questions about the application of rates for your home, such as the proper rates, costs, etc., email an Energy Services Representative or call 402-475-4211.

City Dividend for Utility Ownership

Effective on and after Sept. 1, 2018

AVAILABLE: Within Lincoln, Nebraska, and the LES Service Area.

APPLICABLE: To any CUSTOMER taking any service listed below.

CITY DIVIDEND FOR UTILITY OWNERSHIP: The City Dividend for Utility Ownership is added to the following rate schedules. The City Dividend is charged sales tax. The City Dividend shall be adjusted on Sept. 1 each year.

City Dividend for Utility Ownership
Residential (Rate Codes 01, 03)$2.40 per BILL
General Service (Rate Codes 10, 13, RG)Single-phase: $3.10 per BILL
Three-phase: $9.70 per BILL
Heating Service (Rate Codes 21, 23)Single-phase: $6.00 per BILL
Three-phase: $17.75 per BILL
Large & Primary: $65.50 per BILL
General Service-Demand (Rate Codes 11, 12)$0.00190 per kWh
Large Light & Power and Supplemental Firm Power (Rate Codes 15, 16, 27, 28, 31, 32, 39, 42, 61, 62)$0.00225 per kWh
Large Power Contract (Rate Codes 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 53)$0.00177 per kWh
Large Power with Market Energy (Rate Code 55) (pending approval)$0.00177 per kWh
Traffic Lighting (Rate Code 24)$0.24 per BILL
Street Lighting (Rate Code 26) $1.00 per BILL

NOTE: LES recommends you contact appropriate staff to answer questions and confirm your analysis of the City Dividend for Utility Ownership. Please rates@les.com with any questions.

Tax Clause

AVAILABLE: Within Lincoln, Nebraska, and the LES Service Area.

APPLICABLE: To any CUSTOMER taking service from LES, unless proper tax exemption certificate is presented.

In the event of the imposition of any new or increased tax or any payment in lieu thereof, in excess of that provided for under Article VIII, Section 12 of the Charter of the City of Lincoln, the rate provided herein may be increased to reflect the amount of such tax or in lieu of tax increase.

NOTE: LES recommends you contact appropriate staff to answer questions and confirm your analysis of the tax clause. Please email rates@les.com with any questions.

Commercial bill calculator

LES customer/owners enjoy some of the lowest electricity bills in the country. If you’re planning to move to the Lincoln area or you simply want to compare your electric energy costs to those paid by LES customers, you can use the LES bill calculator below.

First, calculate your company’s bill. Start by selecting your type of service. Then, you’ll be asked to enter the billing month and kilowatt-hour (kWh) usage for that month. After you’ve entered that information, your estimated bill will be displayed.

Select your type of service from the list below. (If you’re unsure about your type of service, refer to the LES Commercial Rate Schedules.)