Electric Rates & Extension Rules

Superior Water, Light and Power Company provides electricity within the City of Superior and six other communities within Douglas County, Wisconsin. By purchasing electricity at wholesale from Minnesota Power, a division of our parent company ALLETE, Inc., we are able to combine reliable service with rates that are among the overall lowest in the state of Wisconsin.

This site will try to explain certain items about common electric rates, but please note all applicable rate schedules and special rules and regulations that may apply are described in detail in our rate book.

While not applicable for all electric rates schedules, below are some common terms that may be within some rate schedules depending on your circumstances.

ON-PEAK AND OFF-PEAK PERIODS DEFINED

On-Peak Hours: 9 A.M. - 9 P.M., Monday through Friday, inclusive, excluding holidays.
Off-Peak Hours: Those hours not designated as on-peak hours.

Holidays: Those days nationally designated and celebrated as New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Winter Period: The winter period is designated as the November, December, January and February billing months. All other months of the year are considered to be in the summer period for billing purposes (March through October).

Residential Classes

APPLICATION
To electric service for residential customers in single-family dwellings for all domestic uses.

Customer Charge
Single Phase $9.00/mo.
Three Phase $15.00/mo.
Energy Charge
On-and-Off Peak $0.1075/kWh
*Subject to Power Cost Adjustment Clause

APPLICATION
To electric service for residential customers in single-family dwellings for all domestic uses who are eligible for ER1 service. Customers are required to remain on this rate for 12 months and may be removed from this rate upon their request.

Customer Charge
Single Phase $9.00/mo.
Three Phase $15.00/mo.
Energy Charge
Summer on Peak $0.1300/kWh
Winter on Peak $0.1250/kWh
Off Peak $0.0525/kWh
*Subject to Power Cost Adjustment Clause

APPLICATION
To customers taking electric service for the purpose of heating water in non-inductive automatic electric water heaters installed in accordance with the Company’s specifications.

Customer Charge
Single Phase $5.00/mo.
Three Phase $5.75/mo.
Energy Charge
On-and-Off Peak $0.0750/kWh
*Subject to Power Cost Adjustment Clause

APPLICATION
To customers taking electric service for the purpose of space heating where a non-electric source of energy shall be available to satisfy those requirements during periods of interruption. Service shall be delivered at one point and be separately metered from all non-space heating load. Available to customers who would otherwise be served under Rate Schedule ER1 or EC1.

Customer Charge
Single Phase $5.00/mo.
Three Phase $6.50/mo.
Energy Charge
On-and-Off Peak $0.0700/kWh
*Subject to Power Cost Adjustment Clause

General Service Classes

APPLICATION
To all electric service supplied to any residential, commercial or industrial customer for lighting, power and other purposes with metered loads not to exceed 25 kW.

Not applicable for standby, resale or shared service.

Customers served under this schedule with a metered load of more than 25 kW during any three months of the past 12 consecutive months shall be billed under Rate Schedule EC3.

Customer Charge
Single Phase $10.00/mo.
Three Phase $15.00/mo.
Energy Charge
On-and-Off Peak $0.1065/kWh
*Subject to Power Cost Adjustment Clause

APPLICATION
To all electric service supplied to any residential, commercial or industrial customer for lighting, power and other purposes, with metered loads greater than 25 kW but less than 500 kW.

Not applicable for stand-by, resale or shared service.

Customers served under this schedule whose maximum 15-minute demand has exceeded 500 kW during any of the past 12 consecutive months shall be billed under Schedule EC5.

Customer Charge
Single Phase $16.00/mo.
Three Phase $27.00/mo.
Energy Charge
On-and-Off Peak $0.0665/kWh
*Subject to Power Cost Adjustment Clause
Demand Charge $7.90/kW
Distribution Demand Charge $1.90/kW

APPLICATION
Service under this rate schedule is mandatory for all customers having demands of 500 kW or greater and who take service at less than nominally 13,800 volts phase to phase. Customers will not be removed from this rate schedule unless their 15-minute demand remains below 500 kW for 12 consecutive months.

Customer Charge $200.00/meter
Energy Charge
On-Peak Winter $0.0720/kWh
On-Peak Summer $0.0680/kWh
All Off-Peak $0.0460/kWh
*Subject to Power Cost Adjustment Clause
Demand Charge
Winter $10.00/kW
Summer $9.00/kW
Distribution Demand Charge $1.90/kW

APPLICATION
To all electric service supplied to any commercial or industrial customer for lighting, power and other purposes.

Service will be supplied under this schedule only at points on the Company’s existing primary voltage distribution system (nominally 13,800 volts phase to phase) except where, in the Company’s judgment, the size of the load to be served warrants the extension of the primary voltage distribution system.

Not applicable for stand-by, resale or shared service.

Customers served under this schedule whose maximum 15-minute demand has exceeded 500 kW during any of the past 12 consecutive months shall be billed under Schedule EP3.

Customer Charge $75.00/meter
Energy Charge $0.0615/kWh
*Subject to Power Cost Adjustment Clause
Demand Charge $7.75/kWh
Distribution Demand Charge $1.70/kWh

APPLICATION
To any commercial or industrial customer for lighting, power and other purposes with demand loads in excess of 500 kW. Service will be supplied under this schedule only at points on the Company’s existing primary voltage distribution system (nominally 13,800 volts phase to phase) except where, in the Company’s judgment, the size of the load to be served warrants the extension of the primary voltage distribution system.

Customer Charge $200.00/meter
Energy Charge
On-Peak Winter $0.0665/kWh
On-Peak Summer $0.0635/kWh
All Off-Peak $0.0430/kWh
 
*Subject to Power Cost Adjustment Clause
 
Demand Charge
Winter $9.75/kW
Summer $8.75/kW
 
Distribution Demand Charge $1.70/kW

APPLICATION
To any commercial or industrial customer for lighting, power and other purposes who meet at least one of the following conditions:

Customer Charge $600.00/meter
Energy Charge
On-Peak Winter $0.0615/kWh
On-Peak Summer $0.0575/kWh
All Off-Peak $0.0374/kWh
 
*Subject to Power Cost Adjustment Clause
 
Demand Charge
Winter $10.85/kW
Summer $10.00/kW
 
Distribution Demand Charge $2.00/kW

APPLICATION
To street, ornamental and signal lighting service supplied in accordance with the provisions of the Company’s contract for such service.

Customer Charge
LED
3,500 Lumens $11.35
8,500 Lumens $14.15
 
High Pressure Sodium
150 Watt $10.25
250 Watt $13.00
 
Mercury Vapor (closed to new customers)
250 Watt $13.00
400 Watt $16.50
 
Ornamental $13.00
Signal $28.00
 
Energy Charge .0600/kWh
*Subject to Purchase Gas Adjustment

APPLICATION
To all classes of retail customers for outdoor lighting purposes.

Customer Charge
LED
6,630 Lumens $10.10
 
High Pressure Sodium
150 Watt $10.50
 
Mercury Vapor (closed to new customers)
250 Watt $13.50
400 Watt $17.00
 
*Subject to Purchase Gas Adjustment
Pole Charge $6.50/per pole

APPLICATION
To electric service for outdoor sports field lighting.

Customer Charge $20.00/meter
Energy Charge
on-and-off peak $0.1000/kWh
*Subject to Power Cost Adjustment Clause