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City of Fairmont Utilities

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Fairmont’s city leaders believe it’s important to continue to expand its public utility infrastructure, which currently serve 4,800 residential customers, including 828 commercial and 12 industrial users. Governed by a five-member Public Utilities Commission, the utility also provides service to 200 rural customers.

Fairmont’s Municipal Water System uses Budd Lake as its primary raw, with a storage capacity of over 5 million gallons. Wholesale electricity is purchased through Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) and local distribution lines are maintained by the City of Fairmont.  SMMPA also owns a 36 MW generating facility within city limits. Natural Gas is distributed by Minnesota Energy, which has a local branch in town. The city is also situated just four miles from the Northern Border Pipeline and Northern Natural Gas.

Fairmont Public Utilities, in conjunction with the (SMMPA), offers energy efficiency rebates on qualifying Energy Star appliances for our residential customers and rebates on Energy Star business equipment for our commercial clients.

Frontier Communications, Midcontinent Communications and BEVCOMM serve residents’ digital needs. In 2016, Martin County Broadband committee partnered with Frontier to acquire a “Border to Border” grant, to make Internet access even more feasible for citizens across the economic spectrum.


Fairmont Public Utilities Electric Rates 2018

RESIDENTIAL SERVICE  
Customer Charge: $ 5.00 per month
Energy Charge:  
First 500 RWh per month @ 10.6 ¢ per kWh
Over 500 kWh per month @ 10.4 ¢ per kWh
Minimum Bill: $ 5.00 per month

RESIDENTIAL HEAT  
Customer Charge: $ 5.00 per month
Energy Charge:  
First 800 kWh per month @ 10.4 ¢ per kWh
Over 800 kWh per month @ 9.8 ¢ per kWh
Minimum Bill: $ 5.00 per month

In addition customer receives a $3.50 credit for load control on WH


COMMERCIAL SERVICE  
Availability: Customer with loads of less than 50 kW
Customer Charge: $10.00 per month
Energy Charge: 10.3 ¢ per kWh
Minimum Bill: $10.00 per month

GENERAL SERVICE  
Availability: Customer with loads of greater than 50 kW
Demand Charge: $13.70 per kW (Billing demand shall be the greater of the measured demand for the billing period or 75% of the maximum measured demand for the most current June - September months.)
Energy Charge: 6.0 0 ¢ per kWh

INDUSTRIAL SERVICE  
Availability: Customer with loads of greater than 250 kW
Demand Charge: $13.70 per RW (Billing demand shall be the greater of the measured demand for the billing period or 75% of the maximum measured demand for the most current June - September
months.)
Power Factor Adjustment: If the customer's average power factor is less than .95, the billing demand shall be adjusted to bring the power factor to .95.
Energy Charge: 6.0 ¢ per kWh
Primary Voltage Discount: 2.0% discount on demand & energy charges

ALL ELECTRIC RATE  
Availability: Customer with electric heat loads greater than 35 kW
Demand Charge: $13.70 per kW
Energy Charge: @ 6.0 ¢ per kWh

RURAL SERVICE  
Customer Charge:

$ 8.00 per month

Energy Charge:  
First 1,400 kWh per month @ 10.8 ¢ per kWh
Over 1,400 kWh per month @ 10.5 ¢ per kWh
Minimum Bill: $ 8.00 per month

SEASONAL HEAT RATE  
Winter Heating Season (Sept - April): 7.1 ¢ per kWh
Minimum Bill: (Heating Season only) $10.00 per month

MONTHLY ENERGY COST ADJUSTMENT  
2011, 2012, 2013 $ 0.024814 per kWh
2014 $ 0 .026809 per kWh
2015 $ 0 .000000 per kWh
2016 $ 0 .002931 per kWh
2017 $ 0.006675 per kWh
2018 $ 0.006675

THE ENERGY COST ADJUSTMENT IS APPLIED TO THE ELECTRICAL USAGE
EACH MONTH DURING THE CALENDAR YEAR.


Fairmont Public Utilities Water Rates 2018

RESIDENTIAL RATE:  
FIRST 2,000 CU FT PER MONTH $5.10 PER 100 CUBIC FEET
EXCESS CONS CU FT PER MONTH $5.64 PER 100 CUBIC FEET
MINIMUM CHARGE PER MONTH $ 7.90 (IN ADDITION TO CUSTOMER CHARGE)
MONTHLY CUSTOMER CHARGE $15.70
WATER INFRASTRUCTURE CHARGE $4.12

COMMERCIAL RATE:  
FIRST 120,000 CU FT PER MONTH $4.25 PER 100 CUBIC FEET
EXCESS CONS CU FT PER MONTH $4.37 PER 100 CUBIC FEET
EXCESS CONS CU FT PER MONTH $ 7.90 (IN ADDITION TO CUSTOMER CHARGE)
MONTHLY CUSTOMER CHARGE $29.96
WATER INFRASTRUCTURE CHARGE $4.12

INDUSTRIAL RATE (>250,000 CU FT PER MONTH):  
FIRST 1,300,000 CU FT PER MONTH $3.38 PER 100 CUBIC FEET
EXCESS CONS CU FT PER MONTH $3.49 PER 100 CUBIC FEET
MINIMUM CHARGE PER MONTH $ 7.90 (IN ADDITION TO CUSTOMER CHARGE)
MONTHLY CUSTOMER CHARGE $29.96
WATER INFRASTRUCTURE CHARGE $4.12
STORAGE CAPACITY 4,300,000 GALLONS
PUMPING CAPACITY 3,000 GALLONS PER MINUTE
TOTAL TAPWATER HARDNESS 85 PPM

There is also a $1 .00 per month Lake Restoration Charge to fund water quality improvements of the Fairmont Lakes.

There is also a $2.00 per month charge for Citywide Cleanup, Leaf Pickup and Tree Dump Maintenance.


Fairmont Public Utilities Wastewate Rates 2018

RESIDENTIAL RATE:  
FIRST 100 CUBIC FEET $12.81 - 5/8" X 3/4" METER
  $35.29 - 1" METER
  $56.96 - 1 1/4" METER
  $80.51 - 1 1/2" METER
  $154.62 - 2" METER
  $359.19 - 3" METER
  $598.80 - 4" METER
  $911.79 - 6" METER
OVER 100 CUBIC FEET $2.03/100 CUBIC FEET
MINIMUM BILL BASED ON WATER METER SIZE
INFRASTRUCTURE CHARGE $ 11.50 PER MONTH

COMMERCIAL RATE:  
ALL CONSUMPTION $ 3.18 PER 100 CUBIC FEET
MINIMUM CHARGE $ 12.81 PER MONTH
INFRASTRUCTURE CHARGE $ 11.50 PER MONTH

INDUSTRIAL RATE:    
INDUSTRIAL RATE BASED ON CONCENTRATION OF FOLLOWING:    
PARAMETER PPM FEE $/LB
TSS 250 $ 0.8035
BOD 250 $ 0.9493
TKN 40 $2.1611
P 5 $ 7.2079
FOG 100 $1.3187
INFRASTRUCTURE CHARGE $11.50 PER MONTH  
CAPACITY OF TREATMENT PLANT 5,400,000 GALLON PER DAY  

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