Business Electric Rates

Small Business (L-2) Electric Rates

Glendale Water & Power offers four (4) rate schedules for our SMALL Business Electric Customers under the L-2 rate class:

  1. L-2-A Standard Service Rate
  2. L-2-B Time-of-Use Service Rate
  3. L-2-C Customer-Owned-Generation Standard Service Rate
  4. L-2-D Customer-Owned-Generation-Time-of-Use Service Rate
  • These rates apply to businesses and other enterprises using less than 5,000 kWh per month and less than 20 KW demand. Customers on this rate are not charged the demand charge.
  • Customers whose energy use exceeds 5,000 kWh or more than 20 KW per month for 3 months during one year will be billed under one of the Small/Medium Business Electric Rates (Schedule LD-2).
  • Some single family residences such as large homes, and multi-family mastered-metered apartment buildings, and condominium complexes are billed under this rate if the monthly usage exceeds 5,000 kWh or 20 KW for 3 months during 1 year.

L-2-A Standard Service Rate

  • This is the rate Glendale Water & Power uses for standard small business electric services. This is the rate your business account will be billed under unless you choose the time-of-use rate.
  • Usage should not exceed 5,000 kWh per month or more than 20 KW for 3 months during 1 year.
  • Accounts on the L-2 rate exceeding the above usage will be subjected to a rate change as appropriate.
  • Time-of-Use option is available.
  • Customer Charge - per meter per day
  • Energy Charges - per kWh
    • July through October (High Season)
      • Any Time
    • November through June (Low Season)
      • Any Time
$0.5400
$0.1604
$0.1391

L-2-B Time-of-Use Service Rate

  • 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.
  • 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 option 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.
  • Master-metered multiple-family apartments may choose this time-of-use rate if their usage is under the per month comsumption requirement. 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, or if your present usage pattern is structured in that manner, then this rate may be the appropriate choice.
  • Customer Charge - per meter per day
  • Energy Charges - per kWh
    • July through October (High Season)
      • Base Period *
      • Peak Period **
    • November through June (Low Season)
      • Base Period *
      • Peak Period **
$1.1600


$0.1390
$0.1604

$0.1069
$0.1390

* Base Period – All other times
** Peak Period – 8:00 a.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, or if your present usage pattern is structured in that manner, then this rate may be the appropriate choice.

Customer Owned Generation

  • Rates L-2-C (Customer-Owned-Generation-Standard) and L-2-C (Customer-Owned Generation-Time-of-Use) are available to customers who own and operate photovoltaic or wind powered electric generation systems and who are otherwise eligible and remain eligible for rate L-2-A or L-2-B.
  • These customers must sign an interconnection agreement with Glendale Water & Power (GWP) and pay for all required metering interconnection equipment which is in addition to that required for standard service.
  • Participation in this rate is 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.

L-2-C Customer-Owned-Generation Standard Service Rate

  • Customer Charge - per meter per day
  • Energy Charges - per kWh
    • July through October (High Season)
      • Any Time
    • November through June (Low Season)
      • Any Time
$0.5400
$0.1604
$0.1391

L-2-D Customer-Owned-Generation-Time-of-Use Service Rate

  • Customer Charge - per meter per day
  • Energy Charges - per kWh
    • July through October (High Season)
      • Base Period *
      • Peak Period **
    • November through June (Low Season)
      • Base Period *
      • Peak Period **
$1.1600
 $0.1390
$0.1604
$0.1069
$0.1390

* Base Period – All other times
** Peak Period – 8:00 a.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