Rates

Sellwood Power District electrical rates are based on wholesale power costs plus operation costs. We strive to provide the best possible electrical service at the lowest possible price.

Sellwood Power District uses a step rate to allow larger usage customers to benefit from a declining cost per kilowatt-hour. A base charge per month helps pay for the standard service, such as the transformer, meter, secondary wire, etc., as well as the interest, taxes, and maintenance costs associated with that service.

Residential

Residential Rates

  • Base: $19
  • First 1,000 kilowatt-hours: $0.1123
  • Next 1,000 kilowatt-hours: $0.0917
  • Over 2,000 kilowatt-hours: $0.0817

For example, a customer using 1,200 kilowatt-hours would have charges like this:

1000 times 0.1123 = $112.30
200 times 0.0917 = $18.34
Base Charge: $19
Total Billing: $149.64

Irrigation

Irrigation Rates

  • Base: $30 (No kilowatt-hours used)
  • Demand: $11.24 all kilowatt-hours
  • First 5,000 kilowatt-hours: $0.0630
  • Next 20,000 kilowatt-hours: $0.0575
  • Over 25,000 kilowatt-hours: $0.0513
Small Commercial: 3 phase Less than 50 kilovolt-ampere (kVA)

Small Commercial Rates

  • Base: $40 (No kilowatt-hours used)
  • Demand: $11.24 all kilowatt-hours
  • First 2,000 kilowatt-hours: $0.0805
  • Over 2,000 kilowatt-hours: $0.0730
Large Commercial: 3 Phase Greater than 50 kVA

Large Commercial Rates

  • Base: $59 (No kilowatt-hours used)
  • Demand: $11.24 all kilowatt-hours
  • First 10,000 kilowatt-hours: $0.0802
  • Next 15,000 kilowatt-hours: $0.0697
  • Over 25,000 kilowatt-hours: $0.0666
Security Lighting

Security Lighting Rates

  • 100 Watt High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) / 175 Watt Mercury Vapor (MV) / 73 Watt Light-Emitting Diode (LED)
    • Existing pole: $8.50
    • Additional pole: $9.50
  • 250 Watt HPS / 400 Watt MV
    • Existing pole: $10.50
    • Additional pole: $11.50