Utility Rates

Utility rates show the approved utility-rate proposal for the following utilities: steam, electric, chilled water, water, and sanitary. The listed budget is comprised of the following components:

  • Fuel and purchased electricity costs
  • Chemicals
  • Cost to distribute to buildings
  • Operations and administrative labor costs
  • Budgeted maintenance costs
  • Major repair/replacement costs
  • Debt service
  • Reduction in existing utility deficit

The base budget of the university covers/includes the utility costs for state-supported buildings. Each year, the projected energy and water consumption for the university is estimated, along with known expenses such as debt payments. The projected costs and projected consumption are combined into utility rates for each primary commodity. Once approved, the state utility budget is set aside, and billed monthly in a robust shadow billing system tracked in the EBS. Electric and steam rates are reset on an annual basis, but can be adjusted mid-year, if required.

Current Utility Rates

 Commodity   FY 2018 Rates     FY 2019 Proposal     % Increase/(Decrease)  
 Steam (per klb) $21.28 $21.59 1.4%
 Electric (per kwh)  $0.0782  $0.0794 1.6%
 Chilled Water (per MBTU)  $14.51 $14.03 (3.3%)
 Water (per kgal) $4.18 $4.13 (1.1%)
 Sanitary (per kgal) $3.35 $3.38 0.7%

FY19 Utility Rates

Archived Utility Rates

FY18 Utility Rates
FY17 Utility Rates
FY16 Utility Rates
FY15 Utility Rates
FY14 Utility Rates
FY13 Utility Rates