Electric Rates
Water Rates
Special Charges

SNEW Electric Rate Structure
Effective September 1, 2012
RATE 10 - RESIDENTIAL ELECTRIC SERVICE
Applicable: Available for the entire electrical requirements of residential customers with the exception of common area usage in multi-family dwellings and condominiums.
Character of Service: Service under this rate shall be single or three phase, 60 cycle alternating current.
Rate Componets:
  Customer Service Charge $9.00
  Distribution Energy Charge Kilowatt Hours kWh Regular Rates Clean Renewable Energy Rates
First 1000 kWh $0.04560 per kWh $0.05660per kWh
Next 1000 kWh $0.04900 per kWh $0.06000 per kWh
Next 1000 kWh $0.06500 per kWh $0.07600 per kWh
All over 3000 kWh $0.08210 per kWh $0.09310 per kWh
         Transmission Charge $0.01695  per kWh
  Generation Charge $0.08502 per kWh
  Purchase Power Adjustment: See "PURCHASE POWER ADJUSTMENT (PPA)"
  Conservation Charge: See "CONSERVATION CHARGE"
Gross Revenue Tax: See " Gross Revenue Tax"
  Discount: See " Discount"
 
RATE 30 - SMALL GENERAL SERVICE
Applicable: Provided for the entire electrical requirements of small commercial customers (non-residential) including common areas of multi family dwellings and condominiums at a single service location measured through one metering installation where the customer's maximum demand is less than 100 kW per month for the previous twelve month period. 
Character of Service: Service under this rate shall be single or three phase, 60 cycle alternating current.
Rate Componets:
  Customer Service Charge: $20.00
Distribution Energy Charge: $0.0360 per kWh
  Transmission Charge: $ 0.01695 per kWh
  Generation Charge: $0.08502 per kWh
  Purchase Power Adjustment: See "PURCHASE POWER ADJUSTMENT (PPA)"
  Distribution Demand Charge: Killowatts (kW)
First 2kW  $0.00
over 2kW $12.00
  Conservation Charge: See "CONSERVATION CHARGE"
  Gross Revenue Tax: See " Gross Revenue Tax"
  Sales Tax: See "Sales Tax"
  Discount: See "Discount"
 
RATE 50 - MEDIUM GENERAL SERVICE
Applicable: Provided for the entire electrical requirements of medium commercial customers (non-residential) including common areas of multi-family dwellings and condominiums at a single service location measured through one metering installation where the customer's maximum demand is greater than 100 kW and less than 350 kw per month for the previous twelve month period. 
Character of Service: Service under this rate shall be three phase, 60-cycle alternating current.
Rate Componets:
  Customer Service Charge: $250.00
Distribution Energy Charge: $0.0190 per kWh
  Transmission Charge: $ 0.01695 per kWh
  Generation Charge: $0.08502 per kWh
  Purchase Power Adjustment: See "PURCHASE POWER ADJUSTMENT (PPA)"
  Distribution Demand Charge: Rate $11.00 per kW
  Conservation Charge: See "CONSERVATION CHARGE"
  Gross Revenue Tax: See " Gross Revenue Tax"
  Sales Tax: See "Sales Tax"
  Discount: See "Discount"
 
RATE 70 - LARGE GENERAL SERVICE
Applicable: Provided for the entire electrical requirements of large commercial customers (non-residential) including common areas of multi-family dwellings and condominiums at a single service location measured through one metering installation where the customer's maximum demand is greater  than 350 kW per month for the previous twelve month period. 
Character of Service: Service under this rate shall be three phase, 60-cycle alternating current.
Rate Componets:
  Customer Service Charge: $400.00
Distribution Energy Charge: $0.0150 per kWh
  Transmission Charge: $ 0.01695 per kWh
  Generation Charge: $0.08502 per kWh
  Purchase Power Adjustment: See "PURCHASE POWER ADJUSTMENT (PPA)"
  Distribution Demand Charge: Rate $12.00 per kW
  Conservation Charge: See "CONSERVATION CHARGE"
  Gross Revenue Tax: See " Gross Revenue Tax"
  Sales Tax: See "Sales Tax"
  Discount: See "Discount"
 
RATE 14 - UNMETERED STREET AND FLOOD LIGHTS
Applicable: Available for non-municipal area street and highway lighting.
Monthly Rate: LAMP SIZE LAMP CHARGE
70 Watts $7.35 per lamp
150 Watts $8.40 per lamp
250 Watts $9.45 per lamp
400 Watts $10.50 per lamp
Energy Charge Regular Rates Clean Renewable Energy Rates
Per kWh $0.11550 per kWh $0.12650 per kWh
The determination of monthly lighting kilowatt hours for purposes of determining monthly sales and computing the fuel and purchase power adjustment is as follows:
LAMP SIZE kWh
70 Watts 28
150 Watts 57
250 Watts 104
400 Watts 157
Purchase Power Adjustment: See "PURCHASE POWER ADJUSTMENT (PPA)"
Conservation Charge: See "CONSERVATION CHARGE"
Gross Revenue Tax: See "Gross Revenue Tax"
Sales Tax: See " Sales Tax"
 
GENERATION SERVICES - PURCHASED POWER ADJUSTMENT (PPA)
Applicable: The Purchased Power Adjustment (PPA) shall be applied to all customers receiving electric service. The PPA is designed to adjust the total Generation Services so that the Generation Services Charge plus the Generation Services – Purchased Power Adjustment (PPA) equals the cost of Wholesale Power supplied to SNEW by the Wholesale provider.
Rate: The Current PPA Rate is $0.00641/kWh set by the District Commission on July 15, 2014, effective August 1, 2014.
Purchase Power Adjustment (PPA) : The charge or credit shall be computed for each bill by multiplying the PPA rate in dollars ($) by the kilowatt hours billed, measured or estimated in the month.
PPA Rate Calculation: The PPA is set as the Current Wholesale Purchased Power cost to SNEW in $/kWh minus the Generation Services Charge base rate of $0.08502 per kWh
Calculation of Current Total Generation Charge

Generation Services Charge – Base Rate                                      $ 0.08502 per kWh
Generation Services – Purchased Power Adjustment (PPA)     +   $ 0.00641 per kWh
Total Generation Service                                                              $ 0.09143 per kWh

The PPA shall be adjusted on an as needed basis by the District Commission as the Wholesale Purchased Power cost to SNEW changes.
DISTRIBUTION DEMAND CHARGE
Applicable: The Distribution Demand Charge shall be caculated based on the highest average 15 minute kilowatt demand recorded during the billing month, but not less than 90% of the highest demand recorded in the previous twelve months times the applicable demand rate in $/kW.
CONSERVATION CHARGE
Applicable: The conservation charge shall be applied to all customers receiving electric service in accordance with Connecticut Public Act 05-1. The current Conservation charge is $0.0025/kWh.
GROSS REVENUE TAX
Applicable: The State of Connecticut Gross Revenue Tax shall be added to each customer's bill. Customers who are exempt from Gross Revenue Taxes must file the appropriate documentation to SNEW to receive the credit. Customers who fail to provide the documentation to SNEW are responsible for the Tax in accordance with the Department of Revenue Services policies and practices.
SALES TAX
Applicable: The State of Connecticut Sales Tax shall be added to each customer's bill in accordance with  the Department of Revenue Service policies and practices.
TRANSFORMER OWNERSHIP CREDIT
Applicable: All customers who own, maintain, operate and control the transformer which serves their account and no other account shall receive a 1.0% credit on the rate of the Distribution Demand (kW), Distribution Energy (kWh), Transmission (kWh), and Generation (kWh) components of the bill.
PRIMARY METERING CREDITS
Applicable: All customers who are metered at primary voltage shall recieve a 1.0% credit on the rate of the Distribution Demand (kW), Distribution Energy (kWh), Transmission (kWh), and Generation (kWh) components of the bill.
DISCOUNT
Applicable: All bills are due and payable within thirty (30) days of the date rendered.  A ten percent (10%) discount on the current bill may be deducted if full payment on the total bill is received by SNEW on  or before the tenth (10th) of the month following the date the bill is rendered.
DISCLAIMER
The rates, as presented on this webpage, are a summary provided to assist the customer in reviewing their bill.  If there is any discrepancy between the rates as presented here and the official rate documents approved by the Commission on February 21, 2012 including the standard policy and practices of SNEW, the later shall govern.


SNEW Water Rates

Approved by Commission on September 13, 2011 - Effective October 1, 2011
WATER SERVICE CHARGES
Rates Within Second Taxing District Rates Outside Second Taxing District
Meter Size Quarterly Metered Monthly Metered Quarterly Metered Monthly Metered
5/8" $ 22.83 $ 7.61 $ 34.26 $ 11.42
3/4" $ 49.35 $ 16.45 $ 74.04 $ 24.68
1" $105.69 $ 35.23 $ 158.55 $ 52.85
1 1/2" $ 218.40 $ 72.80 $ 327.60 $ 109.20
2" $ 345.27 $ 115.09 $ 517.92 $ 172.64
3" $ 655.20 $ 218.40 $ 982.80 $ 327.60
4" $ 1,084.98 $ 361.66 $ 1,627.47 $ 542.49
6" $ 2,169.87 $ 723.29 $ 3,254.82 $ 1,084.94
8" $ 3,473.25 $ 1,157.75 $ 5,209.89 $ 1,736.63
10" $ 5,424.78 $ 1,808.26 $ 8,137.17 $ 2,712.39

Water Consumption

$ 3.50/ thousand gallons $ 5.25/ thousand gallons

Customers receive both a service charge and a consumption charge during their normal billing cycle. 

The service charge is a fee charged for being connected to the water main and having water service available, whether it is utilized or not. The service charge is also based on the size of the meter. The size of the meter is determined by the amount of water flow needed to service the facility.  

The consumption charge is based on the number of gallons consumed by the customer during the billing cycle.

FIRE SERVICE CHARGES
Service Size Quarterly Charges Monthly Charges
4" Fire Service $ 114.48 $ 38.16
6" Fire Service $ 229.05 $ 76.35
8" Fire Service $ 458.04 $ 152.68
10" Fire Service $ 916.08 $ 305.36


Notice of Change for Special Charges
Effective November 1, 2006

 

Start New Account $ 25.00
  Spouse of deceased inheriting property No Charge
  Divorce when there is no transfer of title No Charge
  When changing name to that of estate No Charge
 
Change of Mailing Address $ 10.00
  When reverting back to service address (forwarding expires) No Charge
 
Termination / Reconnections:
Water
  Shut Off (Curb box) - per attempt – Office Hours $ 37.50
  Turn On (Curb box) - per attempt – Office Hours $ 37.50
  Shut Off (Curb box) - per attempt – After Hours Actual Cost
  Turn On (Curb box) - per attempt – After Hours Actual Cost 
 

Note: Customer will be charged for each visit.

 
Electric
  Reconnect at Meter – Office Hours $ 35.00
  Reconnect at Pole – Office Hours $ 80.00
  Reconnect at Metter – After Hours Actual Cost
  Reconnect at Pole – After Hours Actual Cost
 
  Service Calls – After Hours $ 198.00
  Customers will be charged for a service call when it is determined that the reason for the call was not the fault of  SNEW.
 
  Final Meter Reading $ 15.00
 
  Test Meter 5/8” to 1” Water Meter or Single Phase Electric Meter. $ 60.00
 
Cross Connection Testing:  
  Device Test $ 90.00
  Device Retest $ 75.00
  Backflow Test with Detector Check Bypass $ 110.00
 
Cross Connection Inspections:  
  Initial Inspection, Minimum ¼ hour, billed in ¼ hour increments there after $ 50.00/hr
  Re-Inspection, billed in ¼ hour increments $ 50.00/hr
  Recording and Tracking fee per Premise (Individual Business Unit) $10.00 ea
 
Lost or Damaged Meter  
  Electric (Single Phase) $ 140.00
  Water (5/8”) $ 140.00
  Meter Tampering / Theft of Service
(plus estimated amount of water or electricity consumed)
$ 99.00
 
Return Check Fee $ 20.00
For Checks that were sued to pay for multiple accounts
  1st Account will be charged $ $ 20.00
  The 2nd, 3rd, 4th account will be charged $ 10.00 ea
  The 5th account and any additional accounts will be charged $ 5.00 ea
 
Lien Processing $ 50.00
 
Statement of Previous Charges:  
  Printout of information available currently on file No Charge
  Research and Restoration of Archived Data $10 + $ 25/hr
 
Billable Labor and Equipment Rates
Labor – All Rates are Hourly:
  Line Superintendent $ 78.33
  Lineman $ 63.29
  Lineman - Apprentice $ 56.79
 
  Engineer Aide II $ 68.78
  Engineer Aide I $ 56.08
 
  Operations Supervisor $ 85.16
  Operator II $ 62.34
  Operator I $ 48.21
 
  Maintenance II $ 55.48
  Maintenance I $ 47.70
 
  Grounds & Forestry Supervisor $ 68.78
  Grounds Maintenance II $ 56.08
  Grounds Maintenance I $ 48.21
 
  Meter Foreman $ 62.70
  Meter Technician II $ 51.59
  Meter Technician I $ 44.35
 
Vehicles and Equipment – All Rates are Hourly  
  Rates based on “Rental Rate Blue Book for Construction Equipment.”  
     

Charges are based on SNEW’s labor rates and costs to perform the above listed services. 

Charges are subject to change by the Commissioners of the Second Taxing District.