No Control

Because we understand water is a very precious commodity when you are an irrigator, we do offer an option enabling you to irrigate whenever you need to.

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.

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.

Standby Irrigation Service Rider

If you are not sure whether you are going to need irrigation service, but want to be sure you can irrigate if you need to, the standby rider is for you.

Energy prices are the same as the no control option (see above).

Fixed Charge: All irrigators choosing this option will pay 60% of the no control charge. The charge will appear on the bill you receive on or after May 1st.

During the irrigation season (June 1 - September 30), if your energy usage exceeds 6 kWh per kW, you will be assessed the remaining 40% of the fixed charge on the bill you receive on or after August 1st.

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.