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Billing & 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.

Rates effective July 1, 2018:

Rates effective January 1, 2019

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

The billing demand shall be customer’s highest 15-minute demand in kW incurred during the month for which the bill is rendered. For multiple meter customers the highest co-incident 15 minute demand will be used.

Demand is the total amount of electricity being used at any one time. Demand varies from hour to hour and day to day. This usage, which is expressed in kilowatts (not kilowatt-hours), is called demand.  For all commercial customers, demand is monitored over a 15-minute period.  The customer is charged for the highest 15-minute average recorded on the demand meter. After the meter is read each month, demand is reset to zero and the meter starts the recording of demand usage for the new billing period.  Demand is calculated by taking the highest recorded demand value, multiplied by the meter-multiplier in some cases, multiplied by the current monthly demand charge for that billing period.

Disconnection for Non-Payment

To see the Hannibal Board of Public Works Disconnection for Non-Payment Policy please click Disconnect for Non-Payment Policy.

To see how the Hannibal Board of Public Works Disconnection for Non-Payment Policy corresponds with the stated guidelines of the Missouri Public Service Commission please visit the Missouri PSC website.