Commercial and Industrial Gas Rates

Commercial and Industrial Gas Rates

MGE is serious about our responsibility to provide safe, reliable natural gas service at competitive prices. We work hard to control our costs. This is a summary of our commercial natural gas service rates authorized by the PSCW in Docket 3270-UR-120 effective Jan. 1, 2015.

The following rates are effective for service rendered on and after March 1, 2016.

These rates are subject to market variables that may change monthly. Please consult your bill for the most current applicable rates.

Distribution service

Rate Classification
(C&I = Commercial and Industrial)
Small C&I Distribution Service (GSD-1)
System connection and customer service charge per day $0.8000
All therms $0.1267
Medium C&I Distribution Service (GSD-2)  
System connection and customer service charge per day $3.7196
All therms $0.0991
Large C&I Distribution Service (GSD-3)  
System connection and customer service charge per day $20.00
All therms $0.0714
Interruptible Generation Distribution Service (IGD-1)  
System connection and customer service charge per day $117.30
All therms $0.0344
Seasonal Off-Peak Distribution Service (SD-1)  
System connection and customer service charge per day $1.25
All therms (April 1 through Dec. 31) $0.1016
All therms (Jan. 1 through March 31) $0.4000
Seasonal Distribution Service (SD-2)  
System connection and customer service charge per day $4.29
All therms (April 1 through Dec. 31) $0.0776
All therms (Jan. 1 through March 31) $0.4000
Contracted Distribution Service (CDS-1)  
System connection and customer service charge per day NA
All therms NA
Steam and Power Generation Gas Distribution Service (Sp-1)  
System connection and customer service charge per day $1,950.00
All therms $0.0497

Natural gas supply services

Rate Classification
Compressed Natural Gas Service (CNG-1)  
Distribution service per therm $0.5063
Administrative charge per therm $0.0165
Electric compression charge per therm $0.2500
All therms $0.3636
Firm Gas Sales Service (FS-1)  
Administrative charge per therm:  
- GSD-1, RD-1, RD-2, CNG-1 $0.0165
- GSD-2 $0.0140
- GSD-3 $0.0115
All therms $0.3636
Interruptible Gas Sales Service (IS-1)  
Administrative charge per therm:  
- GSD-1, SD-1, SD-2 $0.0140
- GSD-2 $0.0115
- GSD-3 $0.0090
Telemetering charge per day $1.40
All therms $0.2825
Interruptible Large Boiler Gas Sales Service (IS-2)  
Administrative charge per day $30.00
Telemetering charge per day $1.40
All therms $0.2649
Large Annual Use Gas Sales Service (LS-1)  
Administrative charge per day $55.00
Electronic metering charge per day $1.40
Natural gas service, firm $0.1885
Natural gas service, interruptible $0.1854
Daily Balancing Service (DBS-1)  
Administrative charge per day $4.30
Telemetering charge per day $1.40
Balancing service charge, first tier $0.02333
Balancing service charge, second tier $0.03232
Backup Sales Service (BU-1)  
Administrative charge per therm:  
- GSD-1 $0.0140
- GSD-2 $0.0115
- GSD-3 $0.0090
All therms $0.3636
Total Charges for Business Customers With Firm
or Interruptible Natural Gas Supply

(These are combined charges from the components listed above)
Distribution Rate Supply
Rate
Per-Day Charges Per-Therm Charges
GSD-1 FS-1 $0.8000 $0.5068
GSD-2 FS-1 $3.7196 $0.4767
  IS-1 $5.1196 $0.3931
GSD-3 FS-1 $20.0000 $0.4465
  IS-1 $21.4000 $0.3629
SD-1 IS-1 $1.2500 $0.3981
SD-2 IS-1 $4.2900 $0.3741
SP-1 LS-1 $2,006.40 $0.2382

GSD-1: Distribution rate for customers using less than 25,000 therms per year.
GSD-2: Distribution rate for customers using 25,000 to 200,000 therms per year.
GSD-3: Distribution rate for customers using more than 200,000 therms per year.
SD-1: Seasonal off-peak distribution service available April through December (closed to new customers).
SD-2: Service is available year-round, although service is designed for customers that use the majority of their natural gas during the off-peak period of April 1 through Dec. 31.
SP-1: Supply rate for customers on a firm basis who use at least 17 million therms per year.
FS-1: Supply rate for customers receiving firm natural gas supply service.
IS-1: Supply rate for customers receiving interruptible natural gas supply service.
LS-1: Supply rate for large annual use customers who receive distribution service under Rate Schedules SP-1 and IGD-1.

Balancing service (DBS-1) monthly cashout rates

Effective for the monthly cashout of imbalances incurred in February 2016.

Overtake Cashout Price
Imbalance Ranges Price Per Therm for
Month-End Imbalances
Over 0% through 3.5% $0.3110
Over 3.5% through 10% $0.3576
Over 10% through 15% $0.4043
Over 15% through 20% $0.4354
Over 20% $0.4665
Undertake Cashout Credit
Imbalance Ranges Price Per Therm for
Month-End Imbalances
Over 0% through 3.5% $0.2420
Over 3.5% through 10% $0.2057
Over 10% through 15% $0.1694
Over 15% through 20% $0.1452
Over 20% $0.1210

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