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Commercial and Industrial Firm Natural Gas Service provides uninterrupted service
for your operation, except in emergencies. This means gas is available to you whenever
you need it. The only exception — as with any gas service — is when
unexpected events occur (such as a severe storm or a contractor digging into a gas
line) that make it impossible to deliver gas to you. When this happens, WPS responds
immediately to restore service.
The amount of gas flowing through your meter is measured in hundred cubic feet
(CCF). But you are charged based on the average heat content of the gas delivered
— or the number of therms used. One therm is equal to 100,000 British Thermal
Units (Btus). One Btu represents the amount of heat needed to raise one pound of
water one degree Fahrenheit at sea level.
Your bill shows how much gas (CCF) your business used for the past month and a
calculation that converts the amount of gas used (CCF) to reflect the heat content
of the gas (therms). The heat content of gas may vary. WPS determines the
heat content of the gas received from our supplier during the 30 days preceding your
last meter reading date. The result is shown on your monthly bill.
Each month your bill for gas service includes:
* WPS's existing and new
customers qualify for these rates if they are not subject to the incremental pricing
provision of the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978.
** If your seasonal facility is used during the summer months,
you'll be billed for gas service May through Oct. If your seasonal facility is used
during the winter months, you'll be billed for gas service Nov. through Apr. Your
gas service may remain connected all year. Any incidental gas use during the "off-season"
will be included on your first bill of the following season. If substantial use of gas is
recorded during the off-season, WPS will send you a
bill during the off-season.
Several factors can influence your monthly gas use. Major factors
that can be measured by WPS are summarized in the
lower left-hand corner of your monthly bill.