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 ||$0.93457 per therm |
|Next 4,500 ||$0.85119 per therm |
|All over 5,000 ||$0.79051 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
About Gas-fired Desiccant Dehumidification Systems
|Facilities charge ||$30.00 per month |
|Energy charge ||$0.75679 per therm |
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
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.
How do I qualify?
|Facilities Charge ||$17.50 per month|
|Energy charge first 500 Therms ||$0.88457 per therm|
|Next 4,500 ||$0.80119 per therm|
|All over 5,000 ||$0.74051 per therm|
To qualify, your home must be LEED certified, or meet equivalent requirements. For more detailed information, please read this LEED certification overview
- Check out these LEED qualified certifiers:
LEED Qualified Certifiers Directory
- Get LEED certification or equivalent documentation from builder or certifier and mail, fax or e-mail to:
PO Box 1398
Gastonia, NC 28053-1398
Should you have questions regarding the discount rate, please contact us toll-free at 1-877-776-2427.
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Returned Checks and Bank Drafts
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 excise tax applies to all natural gas deliveries.
(b) All reconnections that exceed one hour shall be billed the indicated rates per hour.