Interruptible

If you are looking to save some money, this could very well be the best option for you. In order for us to be able to control peak loads, which equates to savings on our overall power bill, we offer an option to customers to let us interrupt their irrigation service. Because you are aiding in helping us reduce overall costs, we pass the savings on to you.

Energy is priced per kilowatt-hour (kWh) and the monthly energy and delivery charges you are billed each month is based on the total amount of energy used as recorded by your electric meter.

Fixed Charge: All irrigators on this rate will pay a fixed charge based upon the highest recorded demand (kW) reading from the previous irrigation season. The fixed charge is then billed with 60% reflecting on the bill you receive on or after May 1st, then 40% on the bill you receive on or after August 1st.

You must notify us by April 15 of your intent to take service under either of our two interruptible irrigation service options.

Two Day Interruptible -- You must agree to let us potentially interrupt your irrigation service for a maximum of two days per week:

  • You may request the two days, Monday through Friday. While we cannot guarantee you will be granted your requested days, they will be taken into consideration. You will be notified of your pre-assigned dates prior to June 1.
  • You are not required to purchase or own any load management equipment.

Anytime Interruptible -- You must agree to let us potentially interrupt your irrigation service any day of the week.

  • You are not required to purchase or own any load management equipment.

Interruptible Hours -- During irrigation season*, your service may be interrupted for a period not to exceed five (5) hours per day on your pre-assigned interruptible days. Your irrigation service will not be interrupted from 10:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. (Central Daylight Savings Time) during irrigation season, or all day Independence Day and Labor Day, except during an “emergency situation.” (An “emergency situation” is one in which we have a reasonable expectation that certain events and circumstances will have an adverse impact on our ability to provide and maintain service to customers.) Click to view irrigation status control.

* Irrigation Season is June 1 - September 30. During this time, energy prices vary based upon usage:

  • You pay one price for the first 60 kWh per kW (As an example, let us assume your total kWh for the month is 8000, and the kW is 10. To calculate the kWh billed at this price, multiply 60 by 10 (the kW) for a total of 600. The 600 kWh will be billed at this price, and the remaining 7400 will be billed at the lower rate.)
  • You pay a lower rate for all additional kWh.

During the winter (October 1 - May 31), energy prices are the same no matter how many kWh are recorded by your meter.

Rate Plans

Sometimes, additional or unexpected costs occur as part of delivering electricity to you. These add-ons are called "riders," and they vary, based up on how you buy or use energy.

Standby Service (ST-Rider)
You have a generator(s) designed to produce electrical energy.
Market-Based Rate Rider (MKT-Rider)
You have a minimum monthly demand of 20,000 kW and want to enter into a market-based rate service agreement with NPPD.
Simultaneous Buy / Sell Service (SI Rider)
You have generation of 25kW or more that does not qualify for net-metering or standby rate.
Interruptible Service Rider (INT Rider)
You have a business that operates 3 shifts/day, 7 days/week and 52 weeks/year and are willing to alter your operations to get a better rate.
Energy Curtailment Service Rider (EC Rider)
You are willing to voluntarily reduce your use of electricity at a minimum of 50 kW during an energy curtailment period.
Demand Waiver Rider
You are willing to voluntarily reduce your use of electricity by 100 kW or more during peak hours when requested to do so by NPPD.
Off-Peak Power Service
You have agreed to have your demands adjusted during off-peak periods.

Several lighting rate schedules are available ranging from businesses and unincorporated communities in the form of alley lighting, parking lots, churches, etc. 

Learn about NPPD's other miscellaneous rate plans.

Several lighting rate schedules are available ranging from municipalities and unincorporated communities in the form of alley lighting, parking lots, schools and churches, etc. 

Learn about NPPD's other miscellaneous rate plans. These include high-tension services, commercial electric space heating plan, off-peak power service, pole attachment, and standby services.

Sometimes, additional or unexpected costs occur as part of delivering electricity to you. These add-ons are called "riders," and they vary, based up on how you buy or use energy.

Demand Waiver Rider
You are willing to voluntarily reduce your use of electricity by 100 kW or more during peak hours when requested to do so by NPPD.
Off-Peak Power Service
You have agreed to have your demands adjusted during off-peak periods.

Several lighting rate schedules are available ranging from alley lighting, parking lots, schools, streetlighting, etc. 

Learn about NPPD's other miscellaneous rate plans. These include pole attachment and municipal pumping.


If you have questions about these rate plans, call 1-877-ASK-NPPD.