Seasonal pricing is a billing practice used by utility companies in which different cost per unit charges are applied to usage or demand depending on the season.

This option allows you to define costs on a season by season basis (customer/facilities charge, demand charge, energy charge). For example, if you do not select the Demand charge option (i.e. there are no demand charges) you will not be able to define seasonal demand charges.

  1. In the Rate Wizard - Feature Selection page, select the Season pricing option.

  1. In the Rate Wizard - Seasonal Pricing page, select a season definition from the drop-down list.

 

By default, only season definitions associated with the selected vendor for the rate you are creating appear in the Season definition name list. It is recommended that you choose a season definition associated with the selected vendor as the necessary definitions have been previously defined for the rate you are creating.

    • If you wish to select another vendor's season definition, select the Show for all vendors option.

    • You can create a new season definition by clicking . The Create Season Definition window appears. Follow the instructions for Creating a Season Definition.

    • You can modify a season definition by selecting the appropriate definition from the drop-down list then clicking . The Season Definition Properties window appears. Follow the instructions for Modifying a Season Definition.

  1. Select the appropriate seasonal crossover calculation method from the drop-down list. Crossover methods are used when a bill starts in one season and ends in another.

    • Start Date The entire bill is forced into one season based upon its start date. Example: If a bill begins in winter, the entire bill is calculated as if it were in winter.

    • End Date The entire bill is forced into one season based upon its end date. Example: If a bill ends in summer, the entire bill is calculated as if it were in summer.

    • Majority of Days The entire bill is forced into one season based upon which season contains more billing days. Example: If 20 days of a bill are in the summer season and 10 days are in winter, the entire bill, all 30 days, is calculated as if it were a summer bill.

    • Prorate The bill is split into two distinct sub-bills based upon billing period days. Each sub-bill is then prorated for the billing period length and added together to determine total cost. Example: If 20 days of a bill are in the summer season and 10 days are in winter, 20 days are calculated with the summer rate and 10 days are calculated with the winter rate.

    • Split Only used with meter data, creates two sub-bills.

  2. Continue building the rate. Each portion of the rate, customer charge, demand charge, energy charge, etc., has a season definition portion.

 

 

 

 

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