Rate minimums are adjustments made to the cost of a bill. Energy CAP Enterprise™ provides three types of rate minimums: flat minimum cost, minimum energy cost, and minimum demand cost.

Rate maximums are not common but do exist. Energy CAP Enterprise provides one type of rate maximum, cost per unit max.

  1. Enable rate minimums by selecting the Rate minimum option in the Rate Wizard - Minimum/Maximum page.

  1. Select any minimum options.

    • Flat fee A flat minimum is compared to the total calculated bill cost less adjustments and taxes. If the total cost of energy charges, demand charges, and customer charges equals $100 and a minimum flat fee of $200 exists, the total cost is set to $200 + adjustments and taxes. The flat fee is evaluated after the minimum energy and demand components.

    • Energy Component Compares total calculated energy cost to the value of total use * Energy component minimum cost per unit. If the calculated energy cost for 10,000 kWh equals $100 and the minimum energy component is $0.10/kWh, the energy cost is set to $1,000.00 (10,000 kWh * $0.10/kWh).

    • Demand Component Only compares total calculated demand cost to the value of peak demand * demand component minimum cost per unit. If the calculated demand cost for 1000 kW equals $5,000 and the minimum energy component is $6.00/kW, the demand cost is set to $6,000.00 (1000 kWh * $6.00/kW).

  2. Selecting the Rate maximum option to enter the rate maximum unit cost.

    • The rate maximum evaluates the total bill cost less adjustment charges and taxes.

    • The rate minimum value is set by multiplying the total use for a bill by the rate minimum unit cost.

    • If the calculated maximum is lower than the bill cost, the bill cost is set to the calculated maximum.

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