Business Electric Options

Small and Medium Businesses

Small and medium size businesses are most likely to be on a secondary rate.

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Large Businesses

Large commercial and industrial businesses are most likely to be on a primary rate.

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Small and Medium Businesses

Types of Secondary Distribution Rates

If your business is taking service at less than 2,400 volts, then you‘re on a secondary rate. Many small and medium businesses take service between 120 - 600 volts. To confirm your rate, check the back of your bill. Secondary rates are divided into these categories:

  • General Service Secondary Rate (GS) applies to businesses that have relatively low energy use.
  • General Service Secondary Demand Rate (GSD) is used for businesses that have a high energy use over long periods of time.
  • Educational Institution Service Provision (GEI) provides energy credits to schools, colleges and universities.
  • General Service Secondary Time of Use Rate (GSTU) is available for businesses that can shift their energy use to off-peak times, subject to having an upgraded meter.

Not all rates are available to every type of business. For additional rate options or questions, call us at 800-805-0490.

Large Businesses

Types of Primary Distribution Rates

If your business is taking service at 2,400 volts or greater, then you‘re on a primary rate. To confirm your rate, check the back of your bill. Primary rates are divided into these categories:

  • General Service Primary Rate (GP) applies to businesses that have relatively low energy use.
  • General Service Primary Demand Rate (GPD) is used for businesses with high energy use over extended periods of time.
  • General Service Primary Time of Use Rate (GPTU) is designed for businesses with the flexibility to shift energy use to lower priced times.
  • Energy Intensive Program Rate (EIP) is available for metal melting businesses employing arc or induction furnaces. It is also available for energy intensive businesses.
  • General Service Self Generation Rate (GSG-2) provides standby or backup electric service to businesses that generate some or all their own energy.
  • Interruptible Service Provision (GI) provides credits to businesses who choose to reduce their use during critical times.
  • Educational Institution Service Provision (GEI) provides energy credits to schools, colleges and universities.

Not all rates are available to every type of business. For additional rate options or questions, call us at 800-805-0490.