Secondary Voltage Tariff
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This tariff is available to all customers.
Under this tariff, the Company will supply single-phase or three-phase alternating current electricity at 50 Hz, at one of the nominal secondary voltages specified in the latest revision of the Company’s booklet entitled “Information and Requirements Covering Installation of Electric Services and Meters”.
This tariff is available for customers with a billing demand of not less than 5 kVA. No service may be transmitted from a customer who receives this service to another premises without the express prior written consent of the Company.
When two or more rates are available for certain classes of service, the choice of such rates rests with the customer. The Company will at any time, upon request, advise any customer as to the rate best suited to existing or anticipated service requirements, as defined by the customer. The Company does not assume responsibility for the selection of such rate. A customer, having selected a rate, may not change to another rate within a 12-month period unless there is a substantial change in the character or conditions of the service. In the case of a new service, customers will be given reasonable opportunity to determine their service requirements before selecting their preferred rate.
1) Customer Charge - This applies to each electricity service under this tariff for the fixed costs of providing service, including service installation, meter reading, billing and customer services.
$20.00/month + VAT
2) Demand Charge – This applies to each electricity service under this tariff for the costs associated with the generating facilities, transmission and distribution lines, substations, transformers and other facilities required to meet individual and combined customer peak demand.
(a) For Company-owned transformer(s):
$24.00/kVA of Billing Demand + VAT
(b) For Customer-owned transformer(s):
$22.00/kVA of Billing Demand + VAT
Note that (b) is not available for new connections or for expansion of existing customer transformer installations unless approved by the Company under special circumstances.
3) Base Energy Charge - This applies to each electricity service under this tariff for the variable energy costs associated with the provision of this service, except the cost of fuel.
All kWh @ $0.1380 + VAT
4) Fuel Charge - This applies to each electricity service under this tariff for the cost of fuel associated with the provision of this service.
All kWh @ the Fuel Clause Adjustment (cents / kWh) + VAT
The Fuel Clause Adjustment is calculated monthly according to the Fuel Clause approved by the Fair Trading Commission and may vary from month to month.
(a) Customers connected under this rate shall be metered as to demand and the billing demand shall be the maximum measured demand of the current month or 5 kVA, whichever is greater. The measured demand may be measured in either kW or kVA at the option of the Company depending upon the character of the service. If the demand is measured in kW then the maximum kW reading shall be divided by a correction factor of 0.85 for conversion to kVA for billing purposes.
(b) The Company shall reserve the right to assess the billing demand in cases where an accurate demand reading cannot be obtained, for example, due to the inaccessibility of the meter or a demand seal being broken. In these cases, the billing demand shall be assessed using the best estimate of the customer’s kWh/kVA ratio and energy usage for the period. These will normally be determined using an average of the previous three months of the customer’s billing information.
(c) The Company shall reserve the right to assess the billing demand based on a connected load for installations with high momentary demands including lifts, cranes, X-ray equipment and welders.
(d) For customers with a contracted demand, the billing demand shall be the higher of (a) or (b) or the contracted demand.
The minimum bill shall be the Billing Demand Charge plus the Customer Charge
Not less than one year.
Service under this schedule is subject to the orders of the Fair Trading Commission and the latest publication of the “Information and Requirements Covering Installation of Electric Services and Meters”. In case of a difference of interpretation between any provision of this schedule and the “Information and Requirements Covering Installation of Electric Services and Meters” booklet the provision of this schedule shall apply. A bill calculated under this tariff is subject to change under the provisions of such applicable rider(s) as may be approved and / or amended by the Fair Trading Commission.