Providing our customers with reliable, affordable utility service is our primary concern at OUC. Click on the options below to find the current rate schedule for your home or business.
PLEASE NOTE: In the event of any discrepancy between the rates published here and OUC's Tariff filed with the Florida Public Service Commission, the Tariff rates shall prevail.
OUC Commercial Electric Rate Schedule [PDF]
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More Information on Business Rates
What is demand (kW) vs. energy (kWH)?
Demand is the power the community needs every moment of the day, and is recorded in Kilowatts (kW). Energy is the total amount of electricity consumed due to this demand, and is recorded in Kilowatt-Hours (kWH). It’s similar to the relationship between a car’s speed and the odometer. The total distance the car travels (energy) is recorded by the odometer. The car will speed up and slow down, but as long as it is traveling, the odometer will continue to turn. The higher the speed of the car (demand), the faster the odometer turns.
How is peak demand determined?
The demand for your facility is periodically read and saved. This reading will determine the highest kW demanded by your facility, known as peak demand, which is then billed. Peak demand is billed because OUC has to provide that level of power in order for your equipment to run at its highest operating demand.
How does demand and energy effect billing?
Demand is not determined by the amount of time your equipment is running; it is a function of how much power your equipment requires, and how much of your equipment is running at a given time. So, even if your equipment is only running for a short period of time, the amount of power it is consuming (energy) is what’s affecting your bill.
What are my business rate options?
- General Service Non Demand (GSND) (Small Commercial): Monthly kW (kilowatt) demand has not equaled or exceeded 50 kW in more than two periods out of the 12 most recent billing periods.
- General Service Demand (GSD) Secondary: Monthly kW demand equals or exceeds 50 kW for three or more periods out of the 12 most recent billing periods.
- Time of Use Rates: The customer and demand charges are the same as the standard GSD rate. However, the energy charge per kWh varies depending on the time and season the electricity is used.