This section is intended to provide our members a one stop shop for everything dealing with WFEC wholesale rates.
WFEC Wholesale Costs
WFEC currently has three wholesale rates available to our members. This page is being reevaluated and will be updated by August 1, 2018.
R-16 - This is our general member/commercial & industrial rate. This rate will be effective April 1, 2017.
Large Power Rate Options
Members may elect to place large end use power consumers on one of the following rate options and receive monthly itemized invoicing for specific end use consumers. Typically used for cost plus rate offerings. All of these options require the Cooperative to provide load profile metering information to WFEC on a monthly basis in order to accurately bill the un-bundled billing determinates
Note this tariff is being replaced by the following STC-14 tariff and will no longer be available after December 31, 2013.
b. STC-14 tariiff
STC-14 WFEC Board Approved Rates
This tariff is available January 1, 2014 for service to new and existing end use consumers. The tariff offers a discount for high load factor consumers and incentivizes peak load management. Please contact WFEC Marketing or Rates personnel with questions or requests for cost analysis.
Note this tariff is being replaced by the R-16 tariff and will no longer be available after March 31, 2017.
c. R-15 (b)Separate
This option is simply a "separate" itemized billing for an individual end use consumer using the R-15(a) tariff. To minimize additional billing costs WFEC prefers only larger consumers, consistent with consumers on STC-14, be placed on this separate billing and who potentially benefit from the R-15(a) tariff. This option will no longer be available after March 31, 2017.
Large Power Application Process
Applications for the options referenced above are accepted and approved annually. Thus each Co-op must make application for each end use consumer load that they want served under STC-04, STC-14 or R-15(a) Separate during the open session for applications on an annual basis. Typically the open session for applications runs from October through November. Attached please find the current packet of information sent October 14, 2013 requesting applications for 2014.
Risk Assessment Considerations:
With WFEC's wholesale rate structure there are typically three major elements of financial risk when dealing with new large C&I consumers. They are as follows:
1. Roll in - Roll out risk
2. Facilities Cost Risk
3. Payment Risk
Each Month WFEC projects fuel for the upcoming months. The attached spreadsheet provides the most recent projections. Note these are only "projections" based off of futures pricing models and in no way reflect any guaranteed costs.