Since 1905, Abbeville Public Utilities has proudly provided reliable utility services to the residents of Abbeville and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to quality service and care.
Residential Rates & Policies

RESIDENTIAL ELECTRIC RATES EFFECTIVE 11/01/2013 per Ordinance No. 8-2013

SCHEDULE “R” - Residential Electric 
Available to residential customers only, in residences, mobile homes, or individually metered apartments.
$13.42 .................................... BASIC FACILITY CHARGE
  0.1141 cents + PPCA per kWh for the first 1,000 kWh used per month
  0.1070 cents + PPCA per kWh for all over 1,000 kWh used per month

SCHEDULE “RE” - Residential Total Electric 
Available to residential customers only, in residences, mobile homes, or individually metered apartments in which the energy required for all water heating, cooking and environmental space conditioning is supplied by electricity.
$13.42 .................................... BASIC FACILITY CHARGE
  0.1133 cents + PPCA per kWh for the first 1,000 kWh used per month
  0.0930 cents + PPCA per KWH for all over 1,000 kWh used per month

A Public Power Cost Adjustment (PPCA) factor is used to adjust electric rates monthly due to fluctuations in the cost of our wholesale power supply. The PPCA percentage will be printed on the bill every month. 

The PPCA will be calculated as follows: 

PPCA = ((Pm+LF+Tu)/Sm) - Base Rate 

PPCA = Purchased Power Cost Adjustment factor in dollars per kWh rounded to nearest one thousandth of a cent applicable to bills rendered during the current Billing Period. 

Pm = Total estimated Applicable Purchased Power costs. 

LF = Amount required each month of the estimated calendar year in order to bring each month's estimated purchased power cost to an wqual cost/kWh. The total monthly levelization amounts for the full calendar year shall equal zero. 

Sm = Energy sales, excluding lighting usage for the projected billing period. 

Base Rate = $0.07379 

Tu = [Sn-2 X (PPCAn-2 + Base Rate)] – [(Pn-2 + TUn-2)]

Where:  

Sn-2 = Total system sales (kWh) excluding street lights from second preceding month 

Pn-2 = Actual Purchased Power Cost for the second preceding month, including the Levelization Factor

PPCAn-2 = Purchased Power Cost Adjustment factor in dollars per kWh rounded to nearest one thousandth of a cent applicable to bills rendered during the second preceding billing month

TUn-2 = True-up for the second preceding billing month

SCHEDULE “S” - Standard Lighting Service:

Light Monthly Charge
SL1 - 100 Watt - no pole $7.53
SL2 - 100 Watt - with pole $8.55
SL3 - 250 cobra - no pole $11.87
SL4 - 250 cobra - with pole $12.65
FL1/MF1 - 400 Watt Flood - no pole $25.44
FL2/MF2 - 400 Watt Flood - with pole $27.17
FL3 - 250 Watt Flood - no pole $18.56
FL4 - 250 Watt Flood - with pole $20.25
SPT - Spotlight $13.92

 

Other Charges: 

Electric Meter - Charge if damaged due to tampering $75.00
Electric Meter Box $50.00
Surge Protector $50.00
UG Electrical Service - Trench up to 100' $50.00
UG Electrical Service - Trench per ft. over 100' $1.00
UG Electrical Service - Secondary cable per ft. $2.40
UG Electrical Service - Primary cable per ft. $2.50
Temporary Service Fee - Nonrefundable $50.00
Early Pay Discount by 10th of each month  4% of Charges
Early Pay Discount Senior by 10th of each month 6% of Charges

 

RESIDENTIAL ELECTRIC POLICIES

Availability - Available only to residential customers in residences, mobile homes or individually metered apartments. Each entity must be individually metered.

Type of Service - The utility will furnish 60 cycle service through one meter at one delivery point at the following voltages:

Single phase power at 120/240 volts
Three phase power at 120/240 volts if available at location.

Deposits - A  customer security deposit (CSD) is  required on all rental property and on all mobile homes. Property owners with excellent credit are not required to pay a deposit. This deposit stays on the customer's account until the account is closed. Then it will be applied to the final bill.
  
Payment Due - Bills under this schedule are due and payable on or before the twenty-fifth of each month following the date the bill was rendered.

Delinquent Bills - Any bill past due is subject to be disconnected. Any service disconnected for nonpayment will not be restored nor new services provided until all past due bills have been paid and all other indebtedness to the city has been paid or arrangements made for debts being in a delinquent or past due status. For bills paid on the 26th of the month or later, in addition to payment, a 5% penalty and a $20.00 service charge will be added to the bill amount.

Same Day Fee - Payment for reconnection or new service must be made before 3:00PM for same day service. Otherwsie, we require a same day fee of $30.00.
 
Grounding of Electric Service Entrances - The utility requires each new electric service entrance to have a ground rodinstalled at the meter box.

Discontinuance of Service - The Utility shall have the right to terminate electrical service for any of the following reasons:
1. Nonpayment of any bill when due.
2. Misrepresentation of the identity of a customer or changing the customers name to avoid paying a past due bill.
3. Tampering with meters, wires or other property of the Utility.
4. Refusal to permit Utility employees access to the customer’s premises for any purpose connected with the service of electricity.
5. Unsafe or dangerous conditions in the customer’s wiring or electrical fixtures.

Unauthorized Meter Connection - Any meter disconnected for non-payment that is reconnected by unauthorized persons will be disconnected, the meter removed, and a service charge in the amount $200.00 plus all unpaid bills and reconnect fees must be paid before the meter is reinstalled.

Irregular Connections - Connections to utility meters and property will only be made by authorized company personnel. The City Council may revoke any license issued to any electrician whenever in its judgement the Public welfare makes such action wise or necessary.  Any connection to utility property by unauthorized persons will be classified as irregular and the electric service is subject to being disconnected and a $200.00 service charge applied before service is restored.

Right of Way and Access to Customer’s Premises - The utility shall at all reasonable times have the right to ingress to and egress from the premises of the customer for the purposes connected with the delivery of service. When application for service is made, the utility is given the right to build, maintain, and to keep wires free of trees, limbs, and other hazards that would disrupt the service. “Right of way” is defined as a distance of 12.5 ft. on either side of the power pole.

Wiring - All wiring to be connected to utility property must be done by a qualified electrician licensed to do business in Abbeville and done in accordance with the latest edition of the “National Electrical Code”. 
 
Temporary Service - For use during construction temporary service will be provided for a $50.00 connection fee. The customer must provide a suitable structure of sufficient height to provide code clearance for the service cable. The meter will be provided and installed by the Utility.

Damage to Customer’s Property - The Utility is not responsible for any personal injury or damage to the buildings, motors, fixtures, or other property of the customer due to lightning, wiring defects, equipment failures or other causes not due to the negligence of the Utility. The customer must provide any devices necessary to protect his property. The Utility will exercise reasonable diligence to furnish electrical service to the customer but does not guarantee freedom from interruption of service. The Utility reserves the right to temporarily interrupt service to make repairs or improvements to the system.