Hartford Electric Light
Light and power schedules
LIGHT AND POWER
Hartford Electric Light Co.
The Cass, Lockwood & Brainard Co.. Hartford
Light and Power Schedules
C O N T E N T S
Lamp Renewals 4
Schedule A Residence Lighting . . . S
" B Wholesale Lighting . . . 6
C Power 10
D Night Power . . . . 11
" E Cooking 12
" F Auxiliary Service . . . 13
" G Special Application . . . 14
HARTFORD ELECTRIC LIGHT CO.
266 Pearl Street
H A R T F O R D , C O N N,
PHONE CHARTER 3330
The purpose of the Company in issuing
this synopsis of its rates, which become
effective December i, 1912, is to enable any
person within the reach of its distribution
system to determine for himself when and
how the Company's service can be used to
his best advantage. The rates as estab-lished
are uniform to each and every
customer operating under the same con-ditions.
Recognition has been given to the
facts as they appear in the cost of producing
and delivering current and each consumer
automatically obtains the rate to which he
is entitled by his use of current, that is, as
his use bears relation to the cost of produc-ing
and delivering current.
Inasmuch as it is cheaper to deliver a
large amount of current to a single point,
than to deliver the same amount to a large
number of small customers, graduated
scales for wholesale light and power have
been introduced which offer lower rates for
each succeeding block of power, thus ena-bling
the user to earn a lower rate with
each succeeding increase in his consumption.
In this way the large consumer is not
burdened with more than his proper share
of the cost, and on the other hand, the
small consumer is benefited, as without the,
volume of business made possible by the
sale of large blocks of energy, the present
low maximum rate of nine cents ( 9^) per
kilowatt hour would not be possible.
It is also obvious, that on account of the
large investment in generating and dis-tributing
apparatus, it is much more
expensive per hour, to furnish light to a
customer for a short period of time than
for many hours. On this account, a
schedule of discounts for long hours of use
is offered, whereby, if light is desired for
more than three or four hours per day, it
is obtained at a much reduced figure.
It is hoped that the Company's customers
will use these rates to their best advantage
in obtaining the maximum of light for the
minimum price, and it is the desire of the
Company to co- operate and assist in every
way possible, in order to give the customer
as much as possible for his money. Present
or prospective customers will at all times
find the Company ready to explain the var-
ious schedules and assist in determining the
one most advantageous to the customer's
Any application for advice in regard to
the problem at hand, made to our Lighting
or Contract Departments, will receive
HARTFORD ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY.
November I, 1912.
i. — For Customers on Light Meter
All standard carbon and metallized fila-ment
lamps will be renewed free when
burned out lamps are returned with glass
All tungsten lamps of 250 watts and
over will be renewed free when burned out
lamps are returned with glass unbroken,
provided lamps are not installed where they
are subjected to abnormal conditions.
All tungsten lamps of less than 250 watts
will be charged for.
2. — For Customers on Flat Rate Residence
Renewals of low voltage tungsten lamps
will be furnished for ten cents ( i o i ) each,
when burned out lamps are returned with
1. — On Meter.
Current for residence lighting will be
furnished to customers signing contract em-bodying
the Company's terms and con-ditions
at the rate of nine cents ( 9^) per
k. w. hr. less 5% for 10 days cash payment.
2 .— Flat Rate.
Customers may, at their option, sign a
flat rate contract for not less than one year
for low voltage tungsten lighting under the
following schedule: —
10— 10 c. p. lamps — $ 1.00 per month. Each
additional 10 c. p. lamp, 6< ft per month.
Less 5% for 10 days cash payment.
10 — 20 c. p. lamps — $ 1.50 per month. Each
additional 20 c. p. lamp, 12$ per month.
Less 5% for 10 days cash payment.
x. — On Meter.
Current for commercial lighting will be
furnished customers signing contract em-bodying
Company's terms and conditions,
according to the following schedule: —
Per k. w. hr.
For the first 500 k. w. hrs. $. 09
For any part of next 1000 " " .07
" " " " " 2500 " " .04
" " " " " 6000 " " .035
For all excess 025
Under this contract, the following dis-counts
from the gross bill for long burning
hours will be allowed: —
35% for over 350 hrs. use of installed load per mo.
30% " " 280 " " " a a a
25% " " 230 " " " a u ((
20% " " 195 " " " (( (( u
15% " " 165 " " " <( ( t ((
10% " " 140 " " " it (( ((
5% " 11 J a u u <( a a
2% " " IOO " " " cc a a
A further discount of 5% for 10 days
cash payment will also be allowed.
EXAMPLES ILLUSTRATING THE USE OF
SCHEDULE B :
The gross bill is obtained directly from
the meter reading for the month, The
hours of use is obtained by dividing this
meter reading by the kilowatts of con-nected
load, for instance: —
1. Assume the customer has 10 k. w. of
incandescent lamps installed and that at the
end of the month, his meter reads 1200
k. w. hrs. His gross bill is thus: —
500 k. w. hrs. at 9< ji per k. w. hr. $ 45.00
700 k. w. hrs. at 7fS per k. w. hr. 49.00 $ 94.00
The discount figures: —
- 1^ 20r0, k . w. hrs. = 120 1h ours.
10 k. w.
From the discount table, it is seen that
this customer is entitled to a discount of
5%, therefore, the net bill would be $ 94
less 5% = $ 89.30.
From this an additional 5% may be de-ducted
for cash payment.
2. Assume the customer's requirements
were such that twice as long hours of use
were desired with the same 10 k. w. of
installed load; meter reading would then be
2400 k. w. hrs. and the gross bill would
be: — 7
500 hours at g( j; per k. w. hr... $ 45.00
1000 hours at 7$ per k. w. hr.. . 70.00
900 hours at 4$ per k. w. hr.. . 36.00 $ 151.00
The discount figures: —
24^ 0k. w. hrs. = hourg = d i s c o u n t of 25%,
10 k. w. ^ '
and the net bill is then $ 151.00 less 25% =
From this an additional 5% may be deducted
for cash payment.
2. — Flat Rate.
Flat Rate Contract based upon meter
schedule and subject to revision at the ex-piration
of one year will be given to cus-tomers
desiring to contract for a definite
number of hours' use of installed load.
This rate will include lamp renewals up to
a normal amount for the contracted hours
Current for wholesale power purposes
will be furnished to regular users of power
upon signing contract embodying the Com-pany's
terms and conditions according to
the following schedule : —
Per k. w. hr.
For the first 500 k. w. hrs. $. 045
For any part of next IOOO " " .035
" " " " " 3500 " " .0275
" " " " " 65000 " " .015
For all excess 013
These rates are for power only. Energy
used directly or indirectly for lighting pur-poses
must be metered separately, and billed
at lighting rates, except that for any month
when the energy used for power exceeds
90% of the total, the amount of energy
used for lighting will be included with that
for power, and the total billed at power
Current Used for Power at Night.
In order to encourage the use of power
at night, any customer contracting for
energy under either the Power or Cooking
Schedule, upon a guarantee of a minimum
payment of $ 20.00 per month, for their
night power, will be allowed a discount of
40% on such a fraction of their total power
as is used between the hours of 10 p. m.
and 7 a. m.
The Company will install special meters
for recording this power, without charge,
provided the demand for such Night Power
amounts to at least 10% of the total.
The Company will furnish energy for op-erating
Cooking and Heating Apparatus to
customers signing contract embodying the
Company's terms and conditions at the rate
of per k. w. hr. on a guaranteed mini-mum
payment of one dollar ($ 1.00) per
month. This schedule may be used in
residences to include such other household
appliances as flat- irons, cleaners, etc., as
may be desired, in addition to the Cooking
Apparatus contracted for.
A U X I L I A R Y SERVICE.
The Company will maintain a service for
supplying electric current as a reserve,
auxiliary, or breakdown to a private gen-erating
plant, provided the customer guar-antees
a minimum monthly payment for this
service of: —
$ 3.00 per k. w. per mo. for first 35 k. w. contracted for
$ 2.00 " " " " " next 75 "
$ 1.50 " " " " " " 100 "
Current will be delivered at customer's
switchboard, and billed monthly, according
to regular light or power schedules, subject
to above minimum monthly payments.
No lamp renewals are supplied under
In order to encourage novel uses of elec-tric
current, the Company is prepared to
investigate any proposed installation, and
to quote low experimental rates thereon,
subject to revision at the expiration of one
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