Business Utility Rates

Electric

Effective August 1, 2021| Schedule GSA

Applicability: Commercial, industrial, institutional where the customer’s contract demand is 5,000 kW (kW = kilowatt) or less.

Character of Service: Alternating current, single- or three-phase, 60 hertz. Power shall be delivered at a service voltage available in the vicinity or agreed to by Distributor.

1. If (a) the higher of (i) the customer’s currently effective contract demand, if any, or (ii) its highest billing demand during the latest 12 month period is not more than 50 kW, and (b) customer’s monthly energy takings for any month during such period do not exceed 15,000 kWh:

Customer Charge Energy Charge Demand Charge
$15.54 All kWh $0.10914/kWh None

2. If (a) the higher of (i) the customer’s currently effective contract demand, or (ii) its highest billing demand during the latest 12 month period is greater than 50 kW but not more than 1,000 kW, or (b) if the customer’s billing demand is less than 50 kW and its energy takings for any month during such period exceed 15,000 kWh:

Customer Charge Energy Charge Demand Charge
$73.47 First 15,000 kWh $0.10921/kWh First 50 kW of demand No Charge
Over 15,000 kWh $0.06397/kWh Over 50 kW of demand $15.53/kW

3. If the higher of the customer’s currently effective contract demand or its highest billing demand during the latest 12 month period is greater than 1,000 kW and less than 5,000 kW:

Customer Charge Energy Charge Demand Charge
$209.90 All kWh $0.06648/kWh First 1,000 kW of demand $15.37/kW
Over 1,000 kW of demand $15.16/kW

Customers larger than 5,000 kW, please contact Huntsville Utilities for specific rate information.

Water

Effective September 1, 2021

Huntsville Utilities Water Rates are a combination of Consumption Charges plus Availability Charges as set out below:

Monthly Consumption Charges
Average Monthly Usage, in gallons (where applicable) Charge per 1,000 gallons
Commercial less than 1,000,000 $1.96
Industrial greater than 1,000,000 $1.61
All Sprinkler All usage $3.01
Monthly Availability Charge (based upon meter size)
1″ or less $12.34
1 ½” $38.02
2″ $57.68
3″ $122.66
4″ $199.01
6″ $395.46
8″ $537.91
10″ $1,022.42

Common (Master) Metered Accounts

A. In the instance of using water through a common meter, whether for separate units or buildings, houses occupied by more than one family or persons involved in separate or different businesses, the Monthly Consumption Charge shall be based upon the rates shown above for individually metered accounts, and the Availability Charge shall be $12.34 per unit, family, or business, except

B. Where common meters serve six (6) or more units, families, or businesses, the charge shall be $1.71 per 1,000 gallons. In addition to the above, there will be an availability charge per month of $12.34 per unit.

Fire Line Charges
A monthly charge of $10.04 per inch diameter will be applied to each fire line connection, together with the established charge for any water consumption as set forth herein.

(Outside Huntsville City Limits)
Rates are the same as Madison County Water rates.

Monthly Charges
Minimum Monthly Bill based on installed meter size
1″ and smaller $ 10.00
1 1/2″ & 2″ $ 30.00
3″ $ 50.00
4″ and up $ 100.00
Consumption Charge
First 2,500 gallons: $2.50 per 1,000 gallons
Next 2,500 gallons: $3.75 per 1,000 gallons
Next 5,000 gallons: $3.50 per 1,000 gallons
Next 40,000 gallons: $3.25 per 1,000 gallons
All over 50,000 gallons: $6.85 per 1,000 gallons

Note: Huntsville Utilities serves as a billing agent for the City of Huntsville Sewer, the Madison County Water Department, and the City of New Hope water and sewer. If you have any questions regarding the rates or services their offices will need to be contacted.

Gas

Effective April 1, 2020

Small Non-Residential Rate, Class 35
Applicable to commercial and industrial customers who establish a maximum daily usage of less than 15,000 cubic feet of natural gas during the previous 12 month billing cycle.

Monthly Charges:
Availability Charge Commodity Charge
$20.00 $8.83 per 1,000 cubic feet

Commercial and Industrial Rate, Class 00
Applicable to commercial and industrial customers who establish a maximum daily usage of more than 15,000 cubic feet of natural gas during the previous 12 month billing cycle.

Monthly Charges:
Demand Charge Availability Charge Commodity Charge
None $200.00 $8.14 per 1,000 cubic feet

Commercial & Industrial Rate, Class 20
Applicable to commercial and industrial customers with Huntsville Utilities for Natural Gas Service. This Rate Class applies to customers who establish a maximum daily usage between 50,000 cubic feet and 99,000 cubic feet.

Monthly Charges:
Availability Charge Commodity Charge
$200.00 $7.50 per 1,000 cubic feet

Commercial & Industrial Rate, Class 25
Applicable to commercial and industrial customers with Huntsville Utilities for Natural Gas Service and meeting the requirements for natural gas service. This Rate Class applies to customers who establish daily usage of ≤ 100,000 cubic feet daily.

Monthly Charges:
Availability Charge Commodity Charge
$200.00 $6.50 per 1,000 cubic feet

Transport Rate, Class 39, 40

Monthly Charges:
Availability Charge Commodity Charge
$1,000.00 $1.41 per 1,000 cubic feet

Commercial & Industrial Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Station Rate, Class CGM-41
(effective July 1, 2013)

This transportation schedule is available to commercial and industrial customers contracting to transport not less than 15,000 cubic feet per day of natural gas as metered by Huntsville Gas Systems that will be sold by the customer for use in fueling motor vehicles and other equipment and vehicles that utilize natural gas as a fuel.  The natural gas under this schedule is to be used as and for a fueling station for motor vehicles and other equipment and vehicles that utilize gas as a fuel and shall not be used, resold, or shared with any other person or entity.  Transportation service under this schedule may be interrupted for any cause as determined by the city.

Firm Transportation Rate
Daily Consumption Volume (Mcf) Service
Charge
Rate
15-99 $200.00 $1.80 per 1,000 cubic feet

Fiber Lease Rates

Effective February 2016
Revised & Updated March 16, 2021
Dark Fiber Rate Schedule

 

CHARACTER OF SERVICE

Dark Fiber Lease within the Distribution Fiber Network or on the Fiber Backbone Ring and Colocation Space leases inside Fiber Huts.  All services require separate Lease Agreement.

 

DEFINITIONS

Backbone Fiber means the fiber route that consists of six distinct segments connecting the six Fiber Huts in a ring configuration.

 

City Facility means any building, facility, or operational site used, managed and operated by the City of Huntsville and used specifically to provide public services.

 

Colocation Space means space leased in a Fiber Hut.

 

Distribution Fiber Lateral means the fiber from a Fiber Hut to the customer demarcation point.

 

Drops means the fiber that connects the demarcation point to the customer premises

 

Fiber Hut means one of the six colocation buildings connected by the Backbone Fiber.

 

High Density/High Volume Distribution Network means a lease commitment and agreement passing no fewer than 80 Qualifying Addresses per mile of fiber (excluding the Backbone Fiber) or no fewer than 40,000 Qualifying Addresses in total. Qualifying Addresses defined in individual Lease Agreements.  Each Qualifying Address represents either a Multiport Service Terminal (MST) or Network Access Point (NAP) monthly payment.  End points served from this network are subject to a 32:1 split ratio.

 

Low Density/Low Volume Distribution Network means a Lease Commitment and Agreement passing equal to or fewer than 80 Qualifying Addresses per mile of fiber (excluding the Backbone Fiber) or fewer than 40,000 Qualifying Addresses defined in individual Lease Agreements.  This rate is also subject to a minimum of 1,000 Qualifying Addresses.  Each Qualifying Address represents either MST or NAP monthly payment.  End points served from this network are subject to a 32:1 split ratio.

 

GENERAL TERMS

  1. All fiber leases are for dark fiber.
  2. All leases require execution of a Master Lease Agreement between HU and the Lessee.  Specific terms and conditions shall be defined therein.
  3. All rates are subject to change and modification as modified from time to time, as approved by the Electric Board of the City of Huntsville.
  4. Leases may accommodate escalation in rates as often as every twelve months based on current CPI.
  5. All leases are subjective to availability of fiber strands on a given route or segment, as determined at HU’s sole discretion.
  6. Lessee is responsible for all costs to connect to existing HU facilities.
  7. Dark Fiber lease rates for education purposes may be discounted.
  8. Leases, or portions thereof, may be prepaid at the sole discretion of Lessor.  When a portion or all of the lease is prepaid, the net lease price will be determined at the time of quote and is calculated to set the Net Present Value (NPV) of the annual payment based on the published lease price (with any escalations) to the same as the NPV of the prepayment plus the reduced lease price (with any escalations).

 

DISTRIBUTION NETWORK LEASES

High Density/High Volume Distribution Network

Connection Location Price per Month
Per MST Port available $5.00
Per NAP Port available

$100.00

 

Backbone Ring Fiber Lease $3,500 per fiber

Low Density/Low Volume Distribution Network

Connection Location Price per Month
Per MST Port available $7.00
Per NAP Port available $140.00

 

Backbone Ring Fiber Lease

Per fiber: Calculated as $16,000 less any associated MST or NAP related payment, but in no case less than $3,500, per month.

 

BACKBONE FIBER LEASES

 

Entire Backbone Fiber Ring

The splicing points on the backbone fiber are at the Fiber Huts (6 in total). The lease prices do not include colocation space in the Fiber Hut; collocation is quoted separately.  The price schedule for leasing the Entire Backbone Fiber Ring is shown in the table below.

 

Lease Rates for Entire Backbone Fiber Ring
Term monthly cost per strand annual cost per strand
<=3-year $                         3,500  $                    42,000
<=5-year $                         3,220  $                    38,640
<=10-year $                         2,893  $                    34,716
<=20-year $                         2,450  $                    29,400

Partial Backbone Fiber

Individual segments of the Backbone Fiber may be leased according to the price schedule shown in the table below.  The splicing points on the backbone fiber are at the Fiber Huts (6 in total). The lease prices do not include colocation space in the Fiber Hut; collocation is quoted separately.  Prices shown are per individual segment from any Fiber Hut to any adjacent Fiber Hut.

 

Lease Rates per Individual Backbone Fiber Segment
Term monthly cost per strand annual cost per strand
<=3-year $                         1,175  $                    14,100
<=5-year $                         1,080  $                    12,960
<=10-year $                             965  $                    11,580
<=20-year $                             820  $                      9,840

 

 

DISTRIBUTION FIBER LATERAL LEASES

Distribution Fiber Laterals are required to connect the customer demarcation point to the Fiber Hut and may be leased according to the price schedule shown in the table below.

 

Lease Rates for Distribution Fiber Lateral
Term monthly cost per strand annual cost per strand
<=3-year $                             400  $                      4,800
<=5-year $                             350  $                      4,200
<=10-year $                             300  $                      3,600
<=20-year $                             250  $                      3,000

 

CITY OF HUNTSVILLE/MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS

 

Specific Lease Commitment Price per Month
Number of Connections as defined in the Lease Agreement $208,000.00
(Pending agreement with City)  

Facilities including unmanned buildings such as pump stations.  Does not include traffic signals.

 

CITY OF HUNTSVILLE/TRAFFIC SIGNALS

 

Specific Lease Commitment Price per Month
Connection Fee Special Assembly – Allocated Cost per Connection
Number of Connections as defined in Lease Agreement (Pending Agreement with City) $50.00 per signal

 

 

 

COLOCATION SPACE LEASES

 

Leased Colocation Space is required for requested to install equipment in a Fiber Hut.  When available, Colocation Space may be leased according to the price schedule shown in the table below.

 

Description of Service Non-Recurring Charge Monthly Recurring Charge
 DC Power, Dual Feed
Full Cabinet with 2.4kW DC Power $1,500.00 $1,100.00
Half Cabinet with 1.2kW DC Power $1,000.00 $700.00
First RU with 1W DC Power $250.00 $50.00
Additional RU with 1W DC Power $60.00 $50.00
DC Power, Single Feed
Full Cabinet with 2.4kW DC Power $1,000.00 $1,100.00
Half Cabinet with 1.2kW DC Power $700.00 $700.00
First RU with 1W DC Power $250.00 $50.00
Additional RU with 1W DC Power $60.00 $50.00
Interconnection(s):
Cross Connects: Inside Colocation Space $150.00 $150.00

Entrance Fiber Connection

(strand in meet me vault)

$600.00/each ($1,200.00 minimum) $0.00
After Hours Escort Fee: $100/hour                   ($300 minimum)

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

• All rates are subject to change and modifications as modified from time to time, as approved by the Electric Board of the City of Huntsville.
• City of Huntsville and Education rates shown are for lit fiber managed by Huntsville Utilities. if City or Education facility leases dark fiber, the Point to Point Fiber rates apply.
• Specific terms and conditions shall be defined in individual lease agreements between HU and Lessee.
• All Rate Schedules subject to revisions and modifications – actual charged rates as defined in lease agreements between HU and Lessee.
• Private Schools not included in City of Huntsville Education rates.

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