Small Business

Customers who qualify for this option generally consume less than 15,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) and have smaller kilowatt (kW) peak demand.

While customers taking service under this option are not billed based on demand (kW), it is still important to recognize you will not be eligible for this option if:

  • Your peak demand exceeds 100 kW during any two summer (June 1 - September 30) months.
  • Your peak demand exceeds 200 kW in any two months of a 12 consecutive month period.

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 as recorded by your electric meter.

Prices for energy vary based on winter (October 1 - May 31) and summer (June 1 - September 30) seasons.

Something to consider: If your consumption is greater than 15,000 kWh or your demand is greater than 50 kW during any three (3) months of a 12 consecutive month period, you have the option to be billed under our General Service Demand option as it maybe more beneficial for you.

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 500kW 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 have less than 500 KW of your own generation you can use to reduce your load during peak hours.
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 have less than 500 KW of your own generation you can use to reduce your load during peak hours.
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.