The Board of Directors of Butler Public Power District has the primary responsibility for approval of rates and charges although it may delegate the development of such rates and their effect on each rate class and the financial stability of the District to District personnel or to consultants as it deems proper.
In order to provide for the efficient and reliable delivery of energy to all customers consistent with general utility and sound business practices, it is necessary to establish rates that permit the District to operate on a financially sound, continuing basis.
It will be necessary to review and change these rates from time to time to meet the District’s objectives, however it will be kept in mind that these rates must be maintained at the lowest practical costs in order to provide the utmost benefit to the customers.
The energy charge is for the amount of the electricity you use. The energy covers the costs from generations through delivery. The rates are charged on a per kilowatt-hour (kWh) basis and vary by season:
Summer: The summer rate shall apply to June through September usage.
Winter: The winter rate shall apply to October through May usage.
The facility charge is an assessment to a customer’s bill that covers the electrical infrastructure built to serve your farm, home or business. This includes, but is not limited to, the poles, meters, transformer, wires and other facilities in place and maintained by BPPD to serve you.
Lease Payment & In-Lieu of Tax:
The cost of service for many BPPD customers also includes a 10-12 percent lease payment and a five percent In-lieu of tax.
The lease payment applies to customers located in or around a village, and it reflects the cost of leasing electric distribution facilities.
The Lieu of tax payment applies to customers located within the village limits. The in-Lieu of tax is required by Nebraska statues.