The economic development rate applies to customers who undertake to build and commission a new facility with a power demand of at least 1,000 kW or to add at least 1,000 kW of demand to an existing facility.
A customer who wishes to put new equipment into service or commission a new plant may see its power demand rise temporarily. This option allows this customer to be temporarily exempted from some rate conditions applicable to power billing.
A customer who wishes to run short tests after adding new equipment or modifying or optimizing existing equipment may see its power demand rise temporarily. This option allows this customer not to pay for the resulting increase in its power demand during the period(s) in question.