Rate Plans for Small to Medium Business
At PSNC Energy you get the rate plan that fits the way your small or mid-sized business uses natural gas.

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Rate 125 - Small General Service

This Service is available to commercial and small industrial customers who are primarily engaged in the sale of goods or services. Typical customers under this Service schedule include manufacturers, schools, institutions, governmental agencies or other Service providers. The current rates applicable to this Service are:

Facilities Charge $17.50 per month
Energy charge first 500 Therms $0.86648 per therm
Next 4,500 $0.80612 per therm
All over 5,000 $0.76219 per therm

Rate 126 - Small General Service - Cooling

This Rate Schedule is available to commercial and small industrial customers utilizing gas-fired desiccant dehumidification systems or gas-fired absorption or gas engine-driven air conditioning units.
Current Rates Applicable to this Service

Facilities charge $30.00 per month
Energy charge $0.77806 per therm

About Gas-fired Desiccant Dehumidification Systems

Reducing moisture in the air makes spaces easier to cool. Desiccant dehumidification equipment can supplement conventional air conditioners by separating latent cooling load (moisture-related) from sensible cooling load (temperature-related). Conventional systems only control temperature. When air is cooled below the dew point, condensation occurs, resulting in higher cooling costs and a clammy environment.

Here’s how desiccant dehumidification equipment works: the system uses silica gel or titanium silicate to extract moisture from the air. As the air moves through the desiccant, the latent heat load is converted to warm, dry air. The air is then cooled to the desired temperature, and the absorbed moisture is released as a vapor into an exhaust flow.


  • Reduces cost of cooling
  • Improves occupant comfort
  • Increases overall cooling capacity of existing cooling equipment

Rate 127 - High Efficiency Small General Service

This discounted rate is available to a commercial customer who qualifies for service on Rate 125 and whose building meets the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification or equivalent. Qualifying customers pay $.05 per therm less than otherwise applicable Rate 125.

Upon receiving documentation that a building qualifies, PSNC Energy will assign the customer’s account to Rate Schedule 127.

For buildings that use equivalent means to qualify, a registered professional engineer’s statement must be provided that states that the building uses no more energy, on a per square foot basis, than a LEED certified building.

Facilities Charge $17.50 per month
Energy charge first 500 Therms $0.81648 per therm
Next 4,500 $0.75612 per therm
All over 5,000 $0.71219 per therm
How do I qualify?
To qualify, your home must be LEED certified, or meet equivalent requirements. For more detailed information, please read this LEED certification overview.

  1. Check out these LEED qualified certifiers:
    LEED Qualified Certifiers Directory
  2. Get LEED certification or equivalent documentation from builder or certifier and mail, fax or e-mail to:

    Builder/Commercial Group
    PSNC Energy
    PO Box 1398
    Gastonia, NC 28053-1398
    Fax: 704-810-3118
    E-mail: PSNCBuilderGroup@scana.com

    Should you have questions regarding the discount rate, please contact us toll-free at 1-877-776-2427.

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Miscellaneous Services

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Reconnection - Non-Payment (d)

Residential - regular hours $65.00
   After 5 p.m., weekends, holidays   $95.00
Non-residential - regular hours  $95.00
   After 5 p.m., weekends, holidays $125.00

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(a) State Sales Tax applies to all natural gas deliveries.
(b) All reconnections that exceed one hour shall be billed the indicated rates per hour.

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