Large (Industrial) Business Rates

Schedule 60 - Applicability


Available for general service to any customer whose demand requirements exceed 500 kW and where delivery is at the secondary voltage of the transformer(s). Customers with a demand less than 500 kW may enter into an agreement for service based on a minimum demand charge of 500 kW.

Schedule 60 – Large General Electric Service – Secondary Meter

Customer Charge

$350.00 per meter

Energy Charge

$0.05700 per Kilowatt-Hour (kWh)

Current Power Cost Adjustment (PCA)

$0.00400 per Kilowatt-Hour (kWh)

Total Charge per Kilowatt-Hour kWh
(Energy Charge + PCA)

$0.06100 per Kilowatt-Hour (kWh)

Demand Charge

$17.04 per Kilowatt (kW)


Schedule 65 - Applicability


Available for general service to any customer whose demand exceeds 500 kW and where delivery is at the primary voltage of the transmission or distribution line serving the customer through transformers owned by the customer. Customers with a demand less than 500 kW may enter into an agreement for service based on a minimum demand charge of 500 kW.

Schedule 65 – Large General Electric Service – Primary Meter & Customer Equipment

Customer Charge

$350.00 per meter

Energy Charge

$0.05550 per Kilowatt-Hour (kWh)

Current Power Cost Adjustment (PCA)

$0.00400 per Kilowatt-Hour (kWh)

Total Charge per Kilowatt-Hour kWh
(Energy Charge + PCA)

$0.05950 per Kilowatt-Hour (kWh)

Demand Charge

$16.79 per Kilowatt (kW)


Schedule 66 – Applicability
Available for general service to any customer, through a transformer owned by the utility, whose demand exceeds 500 kW and where delivery is at the primary voltage of the distribution line. Customers with a demand less than 500 kW may enter into an agreement for service based on a minimum demand charge of 500 kW.

Schedule 66 – Large General Electric Service – Primary Meter & Utility-Owned Transformer

Customer Charge

$350.00 per meter

Energy Charge

$0.05700 per Kilowatt-Hour (kWh)

Current Power Cost Adjustment (PCA)

$0.00400 per Kilowatt-Hour (kWh)

Total Charge per Kilowatt-Hour kWh
(Energy Charge + PCA)

$0.06100 per Kilowatt-Hour (kWh)

Demand Charge

$17.04 per Kilowatt (kW)


High Load Factor - Applicability 


Available for general service to any customer, through a transformer owned by the utility, whose demand exceeds 1,500 kW, load factor exceeds 70% over a one year time period and where delivery is at the primary voltage of the distribution line. Customers with a demand less than 1,500 kW may enter into an agreement for service based on a minimum demand charge of 1,500 kW. See full rate description.

High Load Factor – Large General Electric Service – Primary Meter & Utility Owned Transformer

Customer Charge

$745.00 per meter

Energy Charge

Based on customer's demand

Demand Charge

$6.29 per Kilowatt (kW)


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What is the Customer Charge?


The Customer Charge is a fixed monthly fee designed to evenly distribute costs Danville Utilities incurs when providing electric service to customers. Examples of charges that are incurred are: meter reading, maintaining customer records, capital and maintenance costs and much more. In other words, whether customers use electricity or not it costs to provide electric service to each and every customer. All customers (residential, commercial, and industrial) are charged a customer charge.

What is the Energy Charge?


Sometimes referred to as the “base rate,” the Energy Charge is the minimum amount charged per unit of consumption. For example, the Energy Charge is the cost of the consumption of electricity used to power all your electric equipment; such as your heating and cooling systems, water heating, televisions, lighting, electric motors, etc.

What is a Kilowatt-Hour?


Electricity is measured via a meter placed on the exterior of your facility in kilowatt-hour (kWh) units. A watt is a basic measure of electricity. A kilowatt is one-thousand watts. The kilowatt-hour is a unit of energy equivalent to one kilowatt (1 kW) of power used for one hour (1 h) of time. For example, ten 100 watt light bulbs used simultaneously for 1 hour equals one kilowatt-hour.

Electric Power Cost Adjustment (PCA)


Also factoring into our customers' monthly rate is the Electric Power Cost Adjustment. Sometimes called a Fuel Adjustment Charge with other electric utilities, the PCA is a variable energy rate that can fluctuate from month to month as Danville Utilities' fuel and purchased power costs rise and fall as wholesale power costs change.

The total amount of what each customer is charged for electric consumption accounts for the base rate plus the PCA. The monthly PCA amount is located in the Billing Factors section on each billing cycle's utility bill.

What are Demand Charges?


Every customer is charged for the amount of electricity they use. Usage is calculated in kilowatt hours (kWh). For example, as explained in the last paragraph, ten 100 watt light bulbs used simultaneously for 1 hour equals one kilowatt-hour. Supplying that energy requires, at all times, sufficient electrical facilities to meet each customer's highest demand for power.

The demand charge is expressed as a dollar charge per kilowatt (kW) and is applied to a customer's maximum kW demand. Danville Utilities meters each customer's instantaneous demands every minute and records the demand in fifteen minute intervals throughout the monthly billing cycle. The charge is based on the highest fifteen minutes of power used during that month.

For a full explanation of electric demand and of Danville Utilities' demand charge, please see our Understanding Demand pages.