Effective January 2, 2021
(Supersedes Schedule C effective January 2, 2020)
- This rate schedule shall apply to customers contracting for natural gas requirements in excess of 199 decatherms (DTH) per day. Term of contract shall be for a period of not less than one year.
- Gas service under this schedule is available only for the purposes and to the extent that gas is available therefore pursuant to the Rules and Regulations of the District at the time application is made therefor.
- Availability of service under this schedule is limited to customers whose gas-burning equipment is at a location abutting upon District gas mains of adequate capacity to render such service, or is sufficiently near a main where an adequate supply exists so that at the discretion of the District an extension of gas main is justified.
- Gas supplied under this schedule will be separately metered and not used interchangeably with gas supplied under any other schedule.
Metering and Billing Units
District gas meters register in units of cubic feet. For billing purposes, gas meters are read in units of either CCF (100 cubic feet) or Mcf (1,000 cubic feet). In most cases, the index readings from the meter can be directly applied in the billing process. In some instances, direct readings from the meter index require correction for pressure and/or temperature. Some of the District’s larger commercial/industrial meters are equipped with correction devices including an additional index showing the corrected usage.
Supercompressibility Adjustment – Due to the behavior of gas molecules under high pressures, additional correction to index readings in certain situations will be applied. For example, meter readings for customers receiving gas metered at pressures equal to or greater than 40 psig or for customers receiving gas metered at pressures equal to or greater than 10 psig with annual usage of 50,000 Mcf or more shall be adjusted for supercompressibility. The supercompressibility adjustment factor shall be specifically identified on the customer’s monthly bill.
Billing Units – The billing unit under this rate schedule is a decatherm [one million British thermal units (Btu)].
The volume of gas measured in cubic feet is adjusted for heat value and pressure factor to derive the amount of energy used, measured in decatherms.
Rate - Monthly Billing
|Gas Infrastructure Replacement Charge (per month)||$300.00|
|Base Commodity Charge - All gas used (per decatherm)||$0.5452|
|Gas Cost - All gas used|
a. Weighted Avg Cost of Gas (WACOG) (see Rate Schedule GCA)
b. Gas Cost Adjustment (GCA) (see Rate Schedule GCA)
The Minimum Monthly Bill shall be the Demand Charge (Rate Schedule GCA).
Arrangements for daily meter readings and/or determination of daily (24-hour) gas use must be made to the satisfaction of District. If at any time a customer’s daily usage exceeds the current maximum daily contract requirement a new contract requirement shall be set at the newly established maximum day usage. A maximum daily contract requirement can be reduced, if it has been in effect for a period of not less than 12 months and customer can demonstrate to District satisfaction that customer requirements have been permanently reduced by changes in production levels or by the use of more efficient equipment.
The Base Commodity Charge will be combined with the Weighted Average Cost of Gas (WACOG) for a combined Commodity Billing Rate. WACOG shall be derived in accordance with Schedule GCA, Gas Cost Adjustment Provisions. Peak shaving capital costs shall also apply to the demand charge in accordance with the provisions of Rate Schedule GCA.
Rates included herein are subject to adjustment for monthly changes in the cost of natural gas to the District as provided for in gas rate Schedule GCA, Gas Cost Adjustment Provisions. For current billing rate and/or billing rate history contact the District’s Marketing or Rate Divisions.
24-Month History of Rates and Charges
Statutory Payment to Cities
Under Sections 14-2138 and 2139, R.R.S.1997, the District is required to pay to each city or village two (2) percent of retail sales of gas. Two (2) percent has not been included in the above rate. Therefore, the rate for all customers residing inside corporate limits is 2 percent greater than the rate indicated above. This 2% statutory requirement does not apply to gas infrastructure replacement charges.
The monthly bill will be rendered at the above net rate.
A turn-on charge will be required upon application for gas service.
Gas service under this schedule is subject to curtailment to meet fuel requirements of higher emergency priority customers. Emergency priority customers shall be determined by District or as directed by other governmental authority having jurisdiction.
Customers whose gas use exceeds the maximum daily contracted requirements shall be subject to a charge at least equal to any payment the District is required to make to its gas supplier as a result of such unauthorized use, but in no event will the charge be less than $7 per DTH of unauthorized gas use in addition to monthly billing rates stated in this schedule. Penalties may be waived at District option, but in all cases customers will be required to contract for a higher maximum daily requirement.
Customers who have received firm service for a period of three years or more and who convert to interruptible service or transportation service shall be subject to the “Stranded pipeline/supply costs” monthly charge as provided for under the District’s rate “Schedule FT, Firm Gas Transportation Service”. This provision shall also apply where there has been continuous service for three years or more at the same service address under one or more ownership changes.