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Commercial Tariff

A breakdown of the Commercial Tariffs currently available to our customers are listed below.  When signing up for your new tariff why not also sign up for Direct Debit and e-billing which will provide you with an extra £1.50 discount on your quarterly bill.

Unit charge

Pence per unit

Standing charge

Pence per day

16.7  20p

Economy 8 Commercial

The Economy 8 Tariff (E8) is a two rate tariff available to customers who do not exceed 15kVA single phase or 50kVA on a three phase supply. The customer will be supplied at low voltage from the MUA network. The load will be required to be taken as balanced over the three phases and have a power factor of 0.9 or better. The customer will be required to utilise 30% of their load during the off peak hour’s period to qualify.

 Peak Off Peak Standing Charge
7am - 11pm 11pm - 7am   

16.7p            Per Unit

8.3p            Per Unit

 20p                 Per Day

Industrial Demand

A maximum demand tariff (M1 LV, M2 HV) is offered to industrial premises where load exceeds 50kVA. A daily standing charge, consumption based unit charge and demand and capacity charges as follows

 

Unit Rate

Standing Charge

Demand

Pence per unit

Pence per day

 

14.5p          per unit

34.8p          per day

£2.25          per kVA

The Maximum Demand (MD) charge is applied for the highest demand recorded in a half-hour period in any month, subject to a minimum of 50 kVA.  The Maximum Demand charge is £2.25 per kVA per month (plus VAT). 

An Agreed Supply Capacity (ASC) charge is applied based on the customer’s required capacity and penalty charges will be applied for customers exceeding their ASC in any month.  The Agreed Supply Capacity charge is £1.23 per kVA per month (plus VAT) and the penalty charge is £25.63 per kVA per month. 

Industrial customers may also be required to provide a Direct Dial Inwards phone line/extension or mobile data (cellular/SIM) at an additional charge of £5.00 per month. 

A private generation tariff (M1 PT LV, M2 PT HV, M3 PT LV, M4 PT HV) is also available for the industrial tariffs to accommodate combined heat and power installations.  In addition to the charges above, a Reserve Demand charge is applied based on the installed generation capacity and is imposed to reflect the reduction in income from lost unit sales to support the ongoing cost of operating our network. Reserve Demand charge of £3.48 kVA per month.

Economy 8 Demand

A two-rate ‘Economy 8 Demand’ tariff (M3 LV, M4, HV) is also offered for premises industrial premises where load exceeds 50kVA and where a minimum of 30% of daily load is consumed during the off peak period (23:00-07:00) and whose load exceeds 50kVA.  The lower rate unit charge is available from 23:00 to 07:00 (GMT).  Charges are as follows

Peak

Off Peak

Standing Charge

7am -11pm

11pm- 7am

 

14.5p          per unit

8.30p          per unit

34.8p       per day

The Maximum Demand (MD) charge is applied for the highest demand recorded in a half-hour period in any month, subject to a minimum of 50 kVA.  The Maximum Demand charge is £2.25 per kVA per month (plus VAT). 

An Agreed Supply Capacity (ASC) charge is applied based on the customer’s required capacity and penalty charges will be applied for customers exceeding their ASC in any month.  The Agreed Supply Capacity charge is £1.23 per kVA per month (plus VAT) and the penalty charge is £25.63 per kVA per month. 

Industrial customers may also be required to provide a Direct Dial Inwards phone line/extension or mobile data (cellular/SIM) at an additional charge of £5.00 per month. 

A private generation tariff (M1 PT LV, M2 PT HV, M3 PT LV, M4 PT HV) is also available for the industrial tariffs to accommodate combined heat and power installations. In addition to the charges above, a Reserve Demand charge is applied based on the installed generation capacity and is imposed to reflect the reduction in income from lost unit sales to support the ongoing cost of operating our network. Reserve Demand charge of £3.48 kVA per month.

 

High Load Factor

This tariff is available to customers whose annual consumption exceeds 1 million kWh per annum and have a load factor of at least 70%.  It  provides a single low 24/7/365 unit rate to recognise the beneficial nature of a relatively  flat demand shape on the operation of our network and which is easily accommodated by our generation facilities.  If the consumption or load factor drops below 1 Million units per annum or 70% over a 12-month period, we will withdraw the tariff and replace it with a more appropriate tariff. The customer will be required to demonstrate a continuous load factor of above 70% using the maximum kW recorded in a 12 month period. 

Customers are required to provide a direct dial inwards phone line/extension. Alternatively we may provide a mobile data Sim. Both incur additional charges per month. This tariff will require the payment of an Agreed Supply Capacity Charge (ASC) in kVA. This figure is defined by the customer to meet their expected peak demand in any half hour period per month. If the customer exceeds this then a penalty charge will be applied. This tariff also incurs a Maximum Demand (MD) charge which is based on the peak half-hour demand in kVA in any month.

 

 Peak Off Peak Standing Charge
7am - 11pm 11pm - 7am   

9.3p            Per Unit

9.3p            Per Unit

 34.8p                 Per Day

High Volume and 2 Rate

High Volume

The High Volume Tariff (HVU1) is available to customers whose consumption exceeds 1,000,000 kWh per annum, and provides a slightly reduced unit rate to recognise the greater demand provided by high volume users.

Customers are required to provide a direct dial inwards phone line/extension. Alternatively we may provide a mobile data Sim. Both incur additional charges per month.  This tariff will require the payment of an Agreed Supply Capacity Charge (ASC) in kVA. This figure is defined by the customer to meet their expected peak demand in any half hour period per month. If the customer exceeds this then a penalty charge will be applied. This tariff incurs a Maximum Demand (MD) charge which is based on the peak half-hour demand in kVA in any month.

Unit charge

Pence per unit

Standing charge

Pence per day

13.5p  34.8p

High Volume - 2 Rate

The High Volume 2 Rate (HVU2) is a two rate tariff and can be provided to customer who utilise at least 30% of their load during the off peak hours to qualify. MUA will monitor, amend and charge retrospectively when the tariff criteria is not met. Customers who qualify for the HVU2 tariff can use the period of 23.00—07.00 for the operation and benefit of their business at a lower rate.

 Peak Off Peak Standing Charge
7am - 11pm 11pm - 7am   
13.5p            Per Unit 8.30p            Per Unit 34.8p                 Per Day

 

 

Public Lighting

The Public Lighting (PL) Tariff is available for local authorities for public lighting supplies, to the highway authority for traffic control equipment and for telecoms were telephone kiosks require a lighting supply. This tariff applies to unmetered supplies and the onus is placed on the relevant authority, to advise of any changes they may make to the installations on a regular basis advising the location, type, rating and running hours of the equipment. This must be reported to MUA on a monthly basis.

Any supply registered on the PL Tariff must comply with the UK Electricity (unmetered) Supply Regulations (SI 2001/3263). In general the Regulations require that the load must be predictable and either less than or 500 W; or it is impractical for the supply to be metered either technically, financially or for legal reasons.

 

Unit charge

Pence per unit

Standing charge

Pence per day

16p  0p

 

 

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