Who is this rate for?

Our electric rates for small commercial and industrial service are designed to serve your business if it uses less than 100 kilowatts of electricity per month. Depending on your electric consumption, you will be designated as Cg 1-2 (less than 12,500 kWh) or Cg 3-4 (greater than 12,500 kWh).

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How reliable is the service these rates provide?

Electricity is available whenever you need it. 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 to your home. 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 - based on the amount of electricity you use. Electricity is measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh). One kilowatt-hour is equivalent to the amount of power used by 10 100-watt bulbs for one hour.
  • Power supply cost adjustment - which accounts for annual fluctuations in the costs of producing or acquiring electricity to meet your needs. The power supply cost adjustment is a credit or charge on your bill, based on how the actual costs incurred by WPS compare to the energy charge. The Michigan Public Service Commission approves this adjustment amount.
  • Fixed Charge - a charge that does not vary with the amount of electricity you use. The Fixed Charge covers the cost of providing safe, reliable electric service. For example, it covers the cost of WPS owning, maintaining and reading meters; maintaining equipment; and providing service programs and communication services. It is the minimum amount you will be billed each month.

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How are my charges calculated?

Your business is most likely billed based on energy consumption only. Customers of WPS are billed based on energy only if their total electric demand is 100 kilowatts or less.

If you are billed on energy only, the meter at your facility measures the kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity you use each month. The table below shows the Fixed Charge and Energy Charge you see on your bill.

Cg-1 and Cg-2 less than 12,500 kWh

Type of customer Fixed Charge Energy Charge
Year-round (12-month) $25.00 per month $0.09803 per kWh
Seasonal* (6-month) $50.00 per month $0.09803 per kWh

Cg-3 and Cg-4 greater than 12,500 kWh

Type of customer Fixed Charge Energy Charge
Year-round (12-month) $40.00 per month $0.09748 per kWh
Seasonal* (6-month) $80.00 per month $0.09748 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 substantial electric use is recorded during the off-season, WPS will send you a bill at that time.

Several factors can influence your monthly electric 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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