Algona Municipal Utilities Electric Rates - Effective with electric usage billed around October 30, 2020

The AMU Board of Trustees approved new electric rates at their meeting on September 25, 2020.  The new rates will go into effect with electricity billed around October 30, 2020.  The rate resolution and letter explaining the changes in rates can be found below.



Rate Class Rate Components
Customer Charge $23.00/month
Energy Charge (all kWh) 12.4 ¢/kWh
Small Commercial
Customer Charge $25.00/month
Energy Charge (all kWh) 15.8 ¢/kWh
Large Commercial - Peak Demand >20 kW
Customer Charge $94.40/month
Energy Charge (all kWh) 2.8 ¢/kWh
Demand Charge (all kW) $20.75/kW
Industrial - Peak Demand >250 kW
Customer Charge $94.40/month
Energy Charge (all kWh) 2.8 ¢/kWh
Demand Charge (all kW) $20.65/kW
Public Street Lighting
Energy Charge (all kWh) 5.9 ¢/kWh
Public Authorities
Demand Charge, Energy Charge and Customer Charge At same rate as Small Commercial, Large Commercial, and Industrial
School Lighting and Fairgrounds
Customer Charge $94.40/month
Energy Charge (all kWh) 2.8 ¢/kWh
Demand Charge (all kW) $20.75/kW
Equipment Ownership Credit Where the customer furnishes, owns, and maintains equipment beyond the point of delivery (such as service transformers, power cable, and related devices), and thereby accepts the associated risk of ownership, a discount of 1% will be applied to both demand and energy charges.
Primary Service Credit Where the customer is metered on the utility side of the service transformer(s), and thereby absorbs the cost of losses in the transformer(s) and associated facilities, a discount of 1% will be applied to both demand and energy charges.
Power Factor Charge Industrial customers with less than 90% power factor will pay additional charges for AMU to maintain the electrical system, through an adjustment to their metered demand. The demand adjustment will apply to any customer that has a peak demand greater than 250 kW for any one month and that customer has necessary metering installed to establish power factor. To calculate the adjusted demand, AMU shall increase the metered demand by the ratio of 90 percent to the measured monthly power factor at the time of peak demand in percent to the nearest kW. Example: Metered kW = 3,314 Power Factor = 88% Correction Factor = 1.022 (90% ÷ 88%) Adjusted Demand = 3,387 kW (3,314 * 1.022) Power Factor Charge: $20.65/kW
Security Lights
HPS 100 – Metered $3.75/month
HPS 100 – Unmetered $5.75/month
HPS 150 – Metered $4.00/month
HPS 150 – Unmetered $4.75/month
HPS 250 – Metered $4.75/month
HPS 250 – Unmetered $8.75/month
HPS 400 – Metered $5.75/month
HPS 400 – Unmetered $11.25/month
LED 100-Watt Equivalent – Metered $4.00/month
LED 100-Watt Equivalent – Unmetered $4.75/month
LED 150-Watt Equivalent – Metered $4.25/month
LED 150-Watt Equivalent – Unmetered $5.75/month
LED 250-Watt Equivalent – Metered $4.75/month
LED 250-Watt Equivalent – Unmetered $7.25/month
LED Small Flood Light– Metered $5.50/month
LED Small Flood Light– Unmetered $7.20/month
LED Medium Flood Light– Metered $5.50/month
LED Medium Flood Light– Unmetered $8.25/month
LED Large Flood Light– Metered $5.50/month
LED Large Flood Light– Unmetered $9.35/month
LED XL Flood Light– Metered $5.50/month
LED XL Flood Light– Unmetered $10.65/month
Pole Charge $3.00/month
Wire Charge $0.030/foot/month
Reconnection and Posting Fees
Charge for posting late payment notice $35.00
Reconnection Charge during regular office hours of 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM $50.00
Reconnection Charge from 4:00 PM until 10:00 PM on weekdays; 7:30 AM until 10:00 PM on holidays and weekends $150.00
Reconnection Charge any day between the hours of 10:00 PM and 7:30 AM $250.00
Returned Check Fee - Non-Sufficient Funds $35.00