Who is this rate for?

Farms served by WPS usually have one of our electric rates for Small Commercial and Industrial service. These rates are designed to serve your operation if it requires less than 100 kilowatts of electricity per month.

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How reliable is my natural gas service?

Small Commercial and Industrial Electric Service provides a firm supply of electricity to your operation. This means the electricity is available continuously, whenever it's needed. The only exception-as with any electric service-is when unexpected events occur (such as a severe storm or a vehicle hitting a power pole) that make it impossible to deliver power. When WPS learns of any outage, we immediately begin efforts to restore power.

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What charges are involved?

Each month, your bill for electric service includes the following charges:

  • Energy Charge - for the amount of electricity you use. Electricity is measured in kilowatt-hours (abbreviated kWh).
  • Fixed Charge - a charge that doesn't vary with the amount of electricity you use. The Fixed Charge covers the cost of providing safe, reliable electric service. For example, it includes the cost of WPS owning, maintaining and operating equipment that generates and delivers electricity to your farm, as well as the costs of providing customer service. The Fixed Charge is the minimum amount you will be billed each month.
  • Wisconsin Low-Income Assistance Fee - a fee collected to support low-income energy assistance programs. Wisconsin Legislature requires electric utilities to collect these fees, and then transfer the funds to the Wisconsin Department of Administration to assist low-income customers. For more information, please refer to a more detailed description of the Wisconsin Low-Income Assistance Fee.

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How are my charges calculated?

Less than 12,500 kWh used per month Type of customer Fixed Charge Energy Charge
Single-phase service Year-round
(12-month)
27.63 per month $0.10148 per kWh
Seasonal*
(6-month)
$55.26 per month $0.10148 per kWh
Three-phase service (typically for use of larger-sized motors) Year-round
(12-month)
$44.21 per month $0.10148 per kWh
Seasonal*
(6-month)
$88.42 per month $0.10148 per kWh
More than 12,500 kWh used per month Type of customer Fixed Charge Energy Charge
Single-phase service Year-round
(12-month)
$63.00 per month $0.09477 per kWh
Seasonal*
(6-month)
$126.00 per month $0.09477 per kWh
Three-phase service (typically for use of larger-sized motors) Year-round
(12-month)
$100.80 per month $0.09477 per kWh
Seasonal*
(6-month)
$201.60 per month $0.09477 per kWh

* If your seasonal facility is used during the summer months, you'll be billed for electric service May through Oct. If your seasonal facility is used during the winter months, you'll be billed for electric service Nov. through Apr. Your electric service may remain connected all year. Any incidental electric use during the "off-season" will be included on your first bill of the following season. If your electric use is more than 500 kilowatt-hours during the off-season, WPS will send you a bill during the off-season.

Several factors can influence your monthly electricity use. Major factors that can be measured by WPS are summarized in the lower left-hand corner of your monthly bill.

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