Commercial Rates & Customer Charges

Commercial service is available to any business that is located within North Branch Water & Light's service territory. There are customers that will have electric and water services and some will have water service only.

Commercial Electric Basic Service Charge
The commercial rate is available to a business that has a demand of less than 60 kW per billing period. If the commercial demand is equal to or more than 60 kW in a billing period, the customer's bill will be calculated at the large general service rate. The electric basic service charge is a base charge for electric service. Every commercial electric account will be assessed an electric basic service charge regardless of electric usage. The basic service charge is needed to cover the costs associated with supplying reliable electricity to our customers. The commercial basic service charge is currently $27.97.

Commercial Electric Charge
The commercial electric charge is determined by the amount of electric usage (kWh) per billing period. There is nothing else associated with this charge.

                                         2016 Rates

               First 1000 kWh charge is 14.7817 cents per kWh
               Over 1000 kWh charge is 13.1228 cents per kWh

Large General Service Electric Rates
The large general service rate is available to any business that has a demand of 60 kW or more in a billing period. If the demand is below 60 kW for twelve consecutive months, the customer's bill will be calculated at the commercial rate.

Large Industrial Electric Charge
The large industrial electric charge is determined by the amount of electric usage (kWh) per billing period. There is nothing else associated with this charge.

                                               2016 Rates

                          First 60 kW charge is $11.29 per kW
                          Over 60 kW charge is $9.69 per kW

Commercial Water Basic Service Charge
The water basic service charge is a base charge for water service. Every commercial water account will be assessed a water basic service charge regardless of the water usage. The water basic service charge is needed to cover the costs associated with supplying safe and reliable water to our customers. The commercial water basic service charge is based on the size of the service line to the commercial property.

                                                2018 Rates

                                         3/4"               $  25.00
                                            1"               $  31.00
                                      1 1/2"               $  37.00
                                            2"               $  40.00
                                            3"               $132.00
                                            4"               $162.00
                                            6"               $238.00

Commercial Water Charge
The commercial water charge is determined by the amount of water usage (per thousand gallons) per billing period. There is nothing else associated with this charge.

                                              2016 Water Rate

                                         $7.70 per 1,000 gallons

Water Testing Fee
According to the Minnesota Statutes, section 144.3831, we are required to collect $6.36 annually from every water service connection location. Each month there is a $0.53 charge on your bill that is collected and sent to the Minnesota Department of Health on a quarterly basis.

If you have questions, please call our office at (651) 674-7100.