Business Electric Rates

Large Business (PC-1) Electric Rates

Glendale Water & Power offers four (4) rate schedules for our Large Business Electric Customers under the PC-1 rate class:
  1. PC-1-A Standard Service Rate
  2. PC-1-B Time-of-Use Service Rate
  3. PC-1-C Customer-Owned-Generation Standard Service Rate
  4. PC-1-D Customer-Owned-Generation-Time-of-Use Service Rate
  • The PC-1 rates are usually best for customers whose electrical demands are greater than 150 kW.
  • These rates apply to businesses and other enterprises served through one meter and measured at the delivered voltage.
  • A rate evaluation request can be made from our Business Services Section to determine which rate would be most appropriate.

PC-1-A Standard Service Rate

  • This rate is applicable to electric service at demands less than 500 kW.
  • Customer Charge - per meter per day
  • Energy Charges - per kWh
    • July through October (High Season)
      • Any Time
      • KVAR (per kvar per day)
      • Demand — Maximum kW reading for last twelve (12) months
    • November through June (Low Season)
      • Any Time
      • KVAR (per kvar per day)
      • Demand — Maximum kW reading for last twelve (12) months
$34.6100


 $0.1209
$0.0036
$0.3700

 

$0.1094
$0.0036
$0.2600

PC-1-B Time-of-Use Service Rate

  • This rate is required for electric service at demands greater than 500 kW, and optional for demands below 500 kW.
  • The time-of-use (TOU) rate gives you the advantage of lower electric rates during the night and early morning hours, weekends, and the winter months.
  • This rate is generally better if you have a high energy use load factor and a substantial portion of your energy use is during the base period.
  • The high-season rate is used for meters read monthly during the months of July through October. The low-season rate is used for meters read monthly during the months of November through June.
  • This rate may require a meter change. There will be no GWP charge for the installation of the new meter. However, if the electric panel for your service does not accommodate a socket meter, you will need to hire an electrician to upgrade the panel. Our Electric Meter Shop personnel will be able to evaluate this for you.
  • Customer Charge - per meter per day
  • Energy Charges - per kWh
    • July through October (High Season)
      • Base Period *
      • Mid Peak Period **
      • Super Peak Period ***
      • KVAR (per kvar per day)
      • Demand — Maximum kW reading for last twelve (12) months
    • November through June (Low Season)
      • Base Period *
      • Mid Peak Period **
      • KVAR (per kvar per day)
      • Demand — Maximum kW reading for last twelve (12) months
$34.6100


 $0.0935
$0.0981
$0.1451
$0.0036
$0.5400

$0.0941
$0.1028
$0.0036
$0.4400

* Base Period – 9 p.m. – 7:59 a.m. Monday – Friday, all weekends
** Mid Peak Period – 8:00 a.m. – 1:59 p.m. Monday – Friday
*** Super Peak Period – 2:00 p.m. – 8:59 p.m. Monday - Friday

How do you know if you should consider TOU rates?

If you can arrange your electric usage patterns in such a way that a majority of your electric usage occurs during the lower rate, BASE period hours, or if your present usage pattern is structured in that manner, then this rate could be the appropriate choice for you.

Customer Owned Generation

  • Rates PC-1-C (Customer-owned-Generation-Standard) and PC-1-D (Customer-owned Generation-Time-of-Use) are for customers who own and operate photovoltaic or wind powered electric generation systems and who are otherwise eligible and remain eligible for rate PC-1-A or PC-1-B.
  • Customers using the PC-1-C and PC-1-D rates must sign an interconnection agreement with GWP and pay for all required metering interconnection equipment which is in addition to that required for standard service.
  • Participation in these rates are on a first-come-first-served basis until the time that the total rated generating capacity used by eligible customer-generators in all customer classes exceeds 2.5 percent of GWP's aggregate customer peak demand.

PC-1-C Customer-Owned-Generation Standard

 

  • Customer Charge - per meter per day
  • Energy Charges - per kWh
    • July through October (High Season)
      • Any Time
      • KVAR (per kvar per day)
      • Demand — Maximum kW reading for last twelve (12) months
    • November through June (Low Season)
      • Any Time
      • KVAR (per kvar per day)
      • Demand — Maximum kW reading for last twelve (12) months
$34.6100


$0.1209
$0.0036
$0.3700

$0.1094
$0.0036
$0.2600

PC-1-D Customer-Owned-Generation-Time-of-Use

  • Customer Charge - per meter per day
  • Energy Charges - per kWh
    • July through October (High Season)
      • Base Period *
      • Mid Peak Period **
      • Super Peak Period ***
      • KVAR (per kvar per day)
      • Demand — Maximum kW reading for last twelve (12) months
    • November through June (Low Season)
      • Base Period *
      • Mid Peak Period **
      • KVAR (per kvar per day)
      • Demand — Maximum kW reading for last twelve (12) months
$34.6100


$0.0935
$0.0981
$0.1451
$0.0036
$0.5400

$0.0941
$0.1028
$0.0036
$0.4400

* Base Period – 9 p.m. - 7:59 a.m. Monday - Friday, all weekends
** Mid Peak Period – 8:00 a.m. – 8:59 p.m., Monday - Friday
*** Super Peak Period - 2:00 p.m. - 8:59 p.m. Monday - Friday

 

Explanation of Electric Charge Components Present:

Electric Customer Charge

  • This charge is reflects the cost of metering support, customer service and maintaining your account, applied on a per meter basis.

Energy Charge

  • This charge is related to the electric system operation and maintenance, charged on a $/kwh basis.

Energy Cost Adjustment Charge

  • Charge or credit to adjust for the variation from projected costs of fuel and purchased power, charged on a $/kwh basis. Effective July 1, 2014, this charge is $0.0038 per kilowatt sales.

 Regulatory Adjustment Charge

  • Charge or credit to adjust for the variance from projected regulatory compliance costs, charged on a $/kwh basis. Effective July 1, 2014, this charge is $0.0025 per kilowatt sales.

Revenue Decoupling Charge

  • Charge or credit to adjust for the difference between actual and projected sales volumes, charged on a $/kwh basis. Effective July 1, 2014, this charge will remain at $0.0 per kilowatt sales.

Public Benefits Charge

  • Charge to fund state-mandated programs benefiting the Glendale community charge is based upon electrical total

Demand Charge

  • This charge only applies to commercial accounts and is the maximum demand within a 12-month period

Reactive Power

  • The maximum KVAr within the current billing cycle, charge applied per kvar per day, to cover the impact of reactive power on the electrical system.

Electrical Charges Total

  • Total cost of electric usage and associated charges

Services by other City Departments and Taxes and surcharges

Hazardous Waste

  • Cost of collection recycling, treatment and disposal of household and commercial hazardous waste products

Rubbish

  • Both tenants and owners may be charged a flat monthly fee for rubbish removal (818) 548-3916

Industrial Waste

  • Inspection and sampling fee in connection with industrial waste discharge to sewer (818) 548-4030

State Energy Surcharge

  • Mandated charges by the State of California based upon electric usage

City Utility Users Tax

  • City imposed tax based on total water and electrical charges