Selecting the most appropriate rate for your business requires estimating your electrical requirements, now and in the future.
Your choice of KCP&L’s Small, Medium and Large General Service or Large Power Service rates should be based on your facility’s kilowatt (kW) demand and load factor (hours of use versus maximum kW load). One-meter electric space heating and separately metered space heating rates are available for buildings with electric space heating equipment approved by KCP&L. Commercial and industrial pricing is available for secondary and primary voltage applications.
Electric Space Heating — One Meter
One-meter electric space heat rates are available to customers for electric buildings with electric space heating equipment of a size and design approved by KCP&L. Space heating may be supplemented by fossil fuel equipment. For electric space heating customers, the billing demand and energy use prices in the summer season are the same as the General Service rates. Pricing for these components are lower during the eight-month winter season. Space heat pricing is not available with Large Power Service.
Electric Space Heating — Separate Meter
Separately metered, eight-month winter season space heating prices are also available to existing commercial and industrial customers who use electric space heating equipment, including dual-fuel heating and cooling systems. This is applicable to all or a portion of a building, and where the space heating equipment is permanently installed, thermostatically controlled and of a size and design approved by KCP&L. Air-conditioning equipment and other heating and cooling equipment used exclusively to condition the electrically heated space may also be connected to the separate heat meter.
Separate meter space heat pricing is based on a flat kilowatt hour (kWh) energy charge. During the summer season, the kW demand and energy use resulting from the equipment connected to the separate meter is added to the demand and energy use measured by the General Service meter. The combined values are used for billing under the summer season rates and for the determination of the minimum monthly bill. Please note that water heating equipment may not be connected to the separate space heat meter.
- Monthly Maximum Demand is the sum of the average highest demand indicated on each meter in any 30-minute period during the month.
- Facilities Demand is equal to the higher of: a) the highest monthly maximum demand occurring in the last 12 months including the current month, or b) the minimum demand.
- Billing Demand is equal to the higher of: a) the monthly maximum demand in the current month, or b) the minimum demand.
Hours of Use Determination
- Hours of Use are determined by dividing the total monthly kWh on all meters by monthly maximum demand in the current month. Winter season hours of use exclude any separately metered space heat kW and kWh in the current month.
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