I am working on a large project in Las Vegas and I have a question about their billing. I thought you might know the answer. This particular business is under a LGS 3 rate structure with Nevada Energy. This billing plan allows for the power company to adjust the company's usage by a "percentage loss factor" of .62. On the bill I am working on, their previous meter reading was 48795, their current reading is 49116 for a usage of 321. Their meter multiplier was 1800. This gives a usage of 577,800 kwh, however, they were billed for 961,026 kwh.
My first question is this, how does that math work out?
If you go to the rules quoted in Nevada powers tarrif schedule it says that they are allowed to do this in an effort to be compensated for the losses between the high side and the low side of the transformers, when a customer is primary metered. Are there really transformers out there that are that inefficient? They are coming with 12,470 and stepping down to 480.
The rules also say that if the customer provides their own metering devices that compensate for these losses, that this fee will not be charged. Do you know of a meter out there that will do this?
Any help you give me with these questions, will be greatly appreciated.