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Electric Bill Descriptions


Electric Usage The amount of Kilowatt-hours used during the billing
period.
Distribution Charge The cost of distributing power through the utility
system.
Capital Cost Recovery Rate of return on investment paid to the General
Fund of the City.
Purchase Power Adjustment A credit or charge that reflects the changing
cost for generation and delivery above or below our base cost.
Electric Customer Charge This charge provides the funds for the

Electric Customer Charge This charge provides the funds for the
operation of a Customer Service Office.
Electric Excise Tax This charge is mandated for all electric customers in
the State of Illinois and is sent to the Illinois Department of Revenue.

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Electric Rates
Residential Rate

Commercial Rates

Charge

Beginning 5-1-2014

Monthly Charge (MC)

$15.35

KWh

$0.1046

Power Supply (PS)

$0.0764

Distribution Cost (DC)

$0.0282

CCR

$0.007

See Ordinance: Sec. 15-339. Monthly ratesRate C (commercial).

General Service Rate (GS)


See Ordinances: Sec. 15-359. Monthly rateRate GS and Division 5.
Municipal and wholesale customer rate

General Service Rate


Charge

Beginning 5-1-2014

Monthly Charge (MC)

$37.58

Demand

$13.97

KWh

$0.0471

CCR

$0.007

The following table represents the components of the Demand Charge


(DE)

Charge
Power Supply Demand (DSE)
Distribution Cost Demand (DDC)

Beginning 5-1-2014
$9.22
$4.7498

Municipal or Governmental General Service Rate RateGS

Tree Trimming
The City of Rock Falls tree trimming methods and polices.
Method of Trimming: The department uses the lateral or natural tree
trimming methods. In this method, limbs are removed at their nearest main
branch, and not trimmed in length. The Department will not top a tree
unless it is absolutely necessary. The Department will not round trees.
Lateral tree trimming has been endorsed by experts, including the Arbor
Day Foundation, as the best method to trim trees. Although the appearance
of the tree can be unusual after the initial trim, the appearance quickly
improves with time and growing seasons.
Clearance Distances: The department trims all trees to a minimum of nine
feet from the primary (top) conductors. Trees that overhang the system are
trimmed as the worker can reach with the equipment on site.
Tree Removal: If a tree is obviously diseased, dying or dead and is on public
property, the department will remove the tree. If the tree is on private
property the property owner will have the tree remove at his expense.
Trimming Trees on Private Property: There are two conditions where the
department will trim a tree that is located on private property.
If the tree violates the nine-foot clearance, the department will trim to
that clearance. It is not possible to notify property owners of this action.
If a property owner has a tree that is dangerously close to the power lines,
the department will aid in the removal and/or trimming of that tree. this is
done for safety reasons. Persons in this situation should contact the
department for specific guidance.

department for specific guidance.


Limbs on Service Drops: The department does not maintain clearance on
limbs on or over the service drop on private property. The property owner is
responsible for the trees on his property. At the owners request, the
department will remove a service drop to allow an owner to trim or remove
a tree adjacent to it. This service is provided during business hours only at
no charge. Please contact the department for further information.
Topping or Tipping: The department will not top, tip or round a tree, these
techniques in our view lead to many cut between nodes, encouragement of
many sprouts, and cause for more trimming later on.

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