Electric Services

The Village of Freeburg maintains its own municipal power generating plant and provides electrical service to the Village residents, businesses and industries.  This electric service ability is backed by the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency through contractual arrangements.  The Village is able to generate 100 percent of its power needs and is able to react to an energy crisis quickly when the Agency is not able to provide all services needed.  PLEASE CALL 618/539-5545 IF YOU ARE EXPERICIENCING AN ELECTRICAL EMERGENCY.
 
The rural area surrounding the Village is served with electrical power by Ameren IP.
 
Electric Connection:  An electric connection fee of $550.00 must be paid, plus materials and labor.
 
Electric Meter Deposit:  A meter deposit is required prior to connection to the system.  Fee varies according to use.
 
 
Electrical Rates:   Also found under the Code Book, Chapter 10 - Electric System.
 

10-3-1           ELECTRICAL RATES. The following classification of electric service at the rates and on the qualifications, conditions and terms as respectively set forth are hereby established for the sale of electric energy by the Municipal Light Plant and Distribution System of the Village to customers adjacent to the distribution lines of the plant and system.

          (A)        Single Phase Service (Rate 1). Available for any residence, individual apartment, business or any other consumer located adjacent to the municipalities service lines, who utilizes single phase, 120/140 volt service, which shall not be available for resale.

          (1)      The charge per month per meter installation shall be:

          Facilities Charge - $5.49 per monthly billing period per meter installation (Note: One customer to pay this charge once only in one billing month in event of change of location              or meter change).

          Plus
          Energy Charge – (plus Fuel Adjustment Charges to be added).  (For all bills rendered.)

          Rate 1
          For the first 300 KWH                    $12.360 cents per KW-HR
          For the next 1,000 KWH                $12.002 cents per KW-HR
          For all over 1,300 KWH                 $10.859 cents per KW-HR

          Minimum Charge: Shall be the Facilities Charge.

        (B)         Three-Phase Service (Rate 2). Available for any customer using three-phase service for lighting and/or power. Customers qualifying for this rate may optionally choose to be served under Rate 1: (1) if the customer’s prior electric usage history shows the customer’s previous twelve (12) months usage to be an average of 30,000 kwh or less per month or (2) if there is less than twelve (12) months of usage history, that the estimated average monthly usage will be 30,000 kwh or less.

          Rate 2 customers opting for service under Rate 1 must remain on that rate for a minimum of twelve (12) months. If, at any time after twelve (12) months, the customer’s usage during the most recent twelve (12) months exceeds an average of 30,000 kwh per month, the customer will be changed to service under Rate 2 and must remain on that rate for a minimum of twelve (12) months.

          (1)      Net Rate. The charge per customer per month shall be the sum of the following capacity and energy charges:
          Demand Charge - $3.60 per KW of the maximum fifteen (15) minute demand each month.

          Rate 2
          For the first 50,000 KWH                $10.765 cents per KW-HR
          For all over 50,000 KWH                $9.390 cents per KW-HR

      (C)        Three-Phase Service Large Customer (Rate 3). Available for any customer using three-phase service for lighting and/or power with a demand equal to or in excess of 250 kilowatts.  Although the Village has established a rate for large loads, the Village does not hold itself out as ready to service such loads within all reason of the community under the provision of its standard contract for yearly periods, consumers whose requirements or whose increase in requirements, exceeds two hundred fifty (250) KW. Such capacities in some instances shall require special arrangements by both the Village and the consumer, which may be made subject of special agreements both as to the form of the contract and other conditions requiring considerations.

      (1)  Net Rate. The charge per customer per month shall be the sum of the following capacity and energy charges:
            Demand Charge - $3.95 per KW of the maximum fifteen (15) minute demand each month.
            Energy Charge: (Plus Power Cost Adjustment to be added.)
            For the first 50,000 KWH                $11.186 cents per KW-HR
            For all over 50,000 KWH                $9.706 cents per KW-HR

     (D)  Vacation Rate (Rate 4). When a business which is classified under the three-phase demand rate as established under Section 10-3-1(B) and (C) and is no longer operating as a business using a building or facility served by a demand billing rate and has not required the use of the three-phase demand service for the most recent thirty (30) day period, they may request to be considered for the vacation demand rate. The request may be in writing prior to or after the thirty (30) day period has elapsed. The demand customer, upon meeting the above-established requirements as a user, may choose to request the Village to place the business facility in question on a vacation demand billing rate for a period not to exceed twenty-four (24) months or the duration of the cessation of any business operation at the facility whichever is the shortest period of time. Once the facility is placed in use, once again, the owner shall notify the Village and begin paying the demand billing as per the normal rate calculation classification as any other ongoing business concern. The vacation demand billing rate is hereby established to be a flat monthly rate of Twenty Dollars ($20.00) per month per each vacated demand metering device at individual business facilities to be added to any regular monthly meter reading of all metering devices or any and all minimum rates whichever is greater as provided for exclusive of demand meter readings.

     (E)  Determination of Billing Demand. The billing demand each month shall be the maximum demand indicated in that month, but not less than seventy-five percent (75%) of the highest summer month billing demand for any of the preceding eleven (11) months and in no case, less than three (3) KW.

     (F)   Village Electric Service (Rate 5). Available for any Village purpose as approved by the Board of Trustees, which, in their opinion, would benefit the Village. Electric services under this rate are street lighting, water pumping, sewage treatment, Municipal Center, etc.

     (G)  Rate. For all energy – 10.994¢ per KW-HR
           Fuel Adjustment Charge (Rate FAC) – For each 0.01 cent increase or decrease or major fraction thereof in the base annual average fuel cost and/or average cost of purchased power, using a twelve-month loss calculation, of $8.3 cents per KW-HR in the first three (3) of four (4) months preceding the billing period, there shall be correspondingly added to or subtracted from each customer’s bill, an amount equal to 0.01 cents per KW-HR times the total KW-HR billed to the customers, on all of the above rates.

(Ord. No. 1115; 09-15-03)
(Ord. No. 1613; 12-19-16)

 

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