BPU(200x264)
Board of Public Utilities

Electric power is distributed in Paris by the Paris Board of Public Utilities, which has a contract with the Tennessee Valley Authority. The system is served by a 150,000 kW primary station and fourteen distribution stations with a total capacity of 165,000 KVA.

The Tennessee Valley Authority is the nation’s largest wholesale electric power producer. Through 158 municipal and cooperative power distributors, TVA serves nearly eight million people in an 80,000 square mile region across seven states, including most of Tennessee and parts of Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia. TVA also sells power directly to some large industrial and federal customers.

TVA’s current generating capacity is 31,517 megawatts. Electricity is produced through a combination of coal-fired, hydroelectric, nuclear, and combustion turbine plants. In fiscal year 2002, TVA sold 160.1 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity — more than enough power for three cities the size of New York.

TVA is committed to maintaining competitive electric rates for its customers. Electric rates in the TVA region are among the lowest in the country. TVA is prepared to enter the competitive marketplace as the electric utility industry moves toward deregulation. Costs have been reduced, productivity and efficiency have been improved, and the range of services provided to customers has been expanded.

The TVA power system is completely self financing, imposing no direct or indirect burden or liability on the Nation’s taxpayers.

TVA is a wholesale supplier of electric power to the Pickwick Electric Cooperative. TVA has been a leader in implementing innovative pricing arrangements which have lowered the price to eligible customers. These innovative pricing arrangements decrease rates for commercial and industrial customers. TVA’s economic development field offices provide direct and customized economic development services with a goal of helping to create high-value jobs and increasing the production of goods and services.

All of the West Tennessee Industrial Association’s service area is served from locally-owned systems of distributors which purchase power at wholesale from TVA.

Availability

This rate shall apply to the firm power requirements (where a customer’s contract demand is 5,000 kW or Less) for electric services to commercial, industrial, and governmental customer, and to institutional customers including, without limitation, churches, clubs, fraternities, orphanages, nursing homes, rooming ro boarding houses, and like customers. This rate shall also apply to customers whom service is not available under any other resale rate schedule.

Characters of Service

Alternating current, single- or three-phase, 60 hertz.  Power shall be delivered at a service voltage available in the vicinity or agreed to by Distributor.

Base Charges

1.

If (a) the higher of (i) the customer’s currently effective contract demand, if any, pr (ii) its highest billing demand during the latest 12-month period is not more than 50 kW and (b) the customer’s monthly energy takings for any month during such period do not exceed 15,000 kWh:

Customer Charge: $15.50 per delivery point per month

 

Energy Charge:
Summer Period: 6.914¢ per kWh per month
Winter Period: 6.633¢ per kWh per month
Transition Period: 6.463¢ per kWh per month

2.

If (a) the higher of (i) the customer’s currently effective contract demand, if any, pr (ii) its highest billing demand during the latest 12-month period is greater than 50 kW  but not more than 1,000 kW or (b) the customer’s billing demand is less than 50 kW and its energy takings for any month during such period exceed 15,000 kWh:

Customer Charge: $25.00 per delivery point per month

 

Demand Charge:
Summer Period: First 50 kW of billing demand per month, no demand charge
Excess over 50 kW of billing demand per month, at $10.32 per kW
Winter Period: First 50 kW of billing demand per month, no demand charge
Excess over 50 kW of billing demand per month, at $9.51 per kW
Transition Period: First 50 kW of billing demand per month, no demand charge
Excess over 50 kW of billing demand per month, at $9.51 per kW

 

Energy Charge:
Summer Period: First 15,000 kWh per month at 7.253¢ per kWh
Additional kWh per month at 3.710¢ per kWh
Winter Period: First 15,000 kWh per month at 6.960¢ per kWh
Additional kWh per month at 3.429¢ per kWh
Transition Period: First 15,000 kWh per month at 6.796¢ per kWh
Additional kWh per month at 3.329¢ per kWh

3.

If the higher of (a) the customer’s currently effective contract demand or (b) its highest billing demand during the latest 12-month period is greater than 1000 kW:

Customer Charge: $200.00 per delivery point per month

 

Demand Charge:
Summer Period: First 1000 kW of billing demand per month, at $9.54 per kW
Excess over 1000 kW of billing demand per month, at $9.67 per kW, plus an additional
$9.67 per kW per month for each kW, if any, of the amount by which the customer’s billing demand exceeds the higher of 2,500 kW or its contract demand.
Winter Period: First 1000 kW of billing demand per month, at $8.73 per kW
Excess over 1000 kW of billing demand per month, at $8.86 per kW, plus an additional
$8.86 per kW per month for each kW, if any, of the amount by which the customer’s billing demand exceeds the higher of 2,500 kW or its contract demand.
Transition Period: First 1000 kW of billing demand per month, at $8.73 per kW
Excess over 1000 kW of billing demand per month, at $8.86 per kW, plus an additional
$8.86 per kW per month for each kW, if any, of the amount by which the customer’s billing demand exceeds the higher of 2,500 kW or its contract demand.

 

 

Energy Charge:
Summer Period: 4.042¢ per kWh per month
Winter Period: 3.761¢ per kWh per month
Transition Period: 3.661¢ per kWh per month
Adjustment

The base demand and energy charges shall be increased or decreased in accordance with the current Adjustment Addendum published by TVA.  In addition, such charges shall be increased or decreased to correspond to increase or decrease to correspond to increases or decreases determined by TVA under Adjustment 4 of the wholesale power rate schedule applicable under contractual arrangements between TVA and Distributor.

Determination of Seasonal Periods

Summer Period shall mean the June, July, August, and September billing months.  Winter Period shall mean the December, January, February, and March billing months.  Transition Period shall mean the April, May, October, and November billing months.

Determination of Demand

Distributor shall meter the demands in kW of all customers having loads in excess of 50 kW.  The metered demand for any month shall be the highest average during any 30-consecutive-minute period of the month of the load metered in kW.  The measured demand for any month shall be the higher of the highest average during any 30-consecutive-minute period of the month of (a) the load metered in kW or (b) 85 percent of the load in kVa plus an additional 10 percent that part of the load over 5,000 kVa, and such measured demand shall be used as the billing demand, except that the billing demand for any month shall in no case be less than 30 percent of the higher of the currently effective contract demand or the highest billing demand established during the preceding 12 months.

Minimum Bill

The monthly bill under this rate schedule shall not be less than the sum of (a) the base customer charge, (b) the base demand charge, as adjusted, applied to the customer’s billing demand, and (c) the base energy charge, as adjusted, applied to the customer’s energy takings; provided, however, that, under 2 of the Base Charges, the monthly bill shall in no event be less than the sum of (a) the base customer charge and (b) 20 percent of the portion of the base demand charge, as adjusted, applicable to the second block (excess over 50 kW) of billing demand, multiplied by the higher of the customer’s currently effective contract demand of its highest billing demand established during the preceding 12 months.

Distributor may require minimum bills higher than those stated above.

Seasonal Service

Customers who contract for service on a seasonal basis shall be limited to 2,500 kW and shall pay the above charges, as adjusted, plus an additional seasonal use charge equal to (1) 1.33¢ per kWh per month under 1 of the Base Charges, (2) the sum of 1.33¢ per kWh for the first 1,500 kWh per month and $4.00 per kW per month of billing demand in excess of 50 kW under 2 of the Base Charges, and (3) $4.00 per kW per month of billing demand under 3 of the Base Charges.  Consistent with Distributor’s standard policy, the customer may arrange for seasonal testing of equipment during off peak hours.

 

For such customers, the minimum bill provided for above shall not apply.  Distributor may require additional charges to provide recovery of costs for customer-specific distribution facilities.

Contract Requirement

Distributor may require contracts for service provided under this rate schedule.  Customers whose demand requirements exceed 1.00 kW shall be required to execute contracts and such contracts shall be for an initial term of at least 1 year. The customer shall contract for its maximum requirements, which shall not exceed the amount of power capable of being used by customer, and Distributor shall not be obligated to supply power in greater amount at any time than the customer’s currently effective contract demand. If the customer uses any power other than that supplied by Distributor under this rate schedule, the contract may include other special provisions.  The rate schedule in any power contract shall be subject to adjustment, modification, change, or replacement from time to time as provided under the power contract between Distributor and TVA.

payment

Bills under this rate schedule will be rendered monthly.  Any amount of bill unpaid after due date specified on bill may be subject to additional charges under Distributor’s Standard policy.

Single Point Delivery

The charges under this rate schedule are based upon the supply of service through a single delivery and metering point, and at a single voltage.   If service is supplied to the same customer through more than one point of delivery or at different voltages, the supply of the service at each delivery and metering point and at each different voltage shall be separately metered and billed.

*** Rates are subject to change at any time***