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Utility Rates

Please click on the desired link below to view or print the Hannibal Board of Public Works rate structure for electric, water, and wastewater charges or for general fees and charges.

Current Rates affective July 1, 2016:

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Rate Class Definitions

Residential Rate - A residential electrical rate is established to allocate costs to those domestic users, defined as an individual or family occupant of a residential premise, used for non-business, non-commercial, or non-industrial purpose. The total cost to the residential customer will consist of a "Monthly Customer Charge" and a "per KWH" charge.

Commercial Rate - Single Phase - Available to any non-residential customer.  Includes service at one location for general service as 60 cycle, single-phase service through one meter at the secondary voltage available from the electric distribution system at the customer's location.

Commercial Rate - Three Phase - Available to any non-residential customer.  Includes service at one location for general service as 60 cycle, three-phase service through one meter at the secondary voltage available from the electric distribution system at the customer's location.

Industrial Rate - For any customer with a peak monthly energy demand during the most recent 12 month review period for 100kW or more at any load factor, or a peak energy demand of 50 kW or more and a load factor in excess of 45%.  Includes service at one location or multiple locations through multiple meters as 60 cycle, three-phase service, with secondary voltage as available at the customer's location.

*It should be noted that some Industrial customers that were on the edge of the "50 KW" range have worked very hard and have been able to get their demand below that number, so the BPW reviews the demand status of our customers to determine what the "Demand" has been in a 12 month period and places the customer in the proper rate.

Large Industrial Service Rate - For any customer with a peak monthly energy demand during the most recent 12 month review period of 4,000 kw or more and a load factor in excess of 55%.  Including service at one location or multiple locations through multiple meters as 13.8kv, 60 cycle, three-phase service. 

Power Factor and Demand Definitions

Power Factor - This is the factor that can vary from 0 to 1 which, when multiplied by the Apparent Power (volt-amperes) of an a-c circuit, gives the Real Power (watts).  The power factor is abbreviated (pf).  Thus, for an a-c circuit, one a-c volt times one a-c ampere x pf equals watts (a-c Watts = a-c Volta x a-c Amperes x pf).

Demand - This is an expression used frequently in the sale or purchase of electric power.  Demand is the amount of electric power (kilowatts or kw) used for a given time interval.  Usually, demand is determined for a 15-minute time interval.  It should be recognized that regardless of how seldom a large electric load is used, the power company has to have that amount of power available whenever the load is applied.  The time interval is referred to as the demand interval.