Rates and Fees

Utility Rates

Utility Services provides electricity, heating, and cooling to university buildings on campus. The primary resource units are directly charged for the electricity, heating, and cooling utilities consumed within the building space they occupy. Utility rates for each of these utility services are established during the budget development cycle for the upcoming fiscal year (typically in February) and remain fixed throughout the fiscal year.

FY21 Rates

Steam
per 1000 pounds
Electricity
per KWH
Chilled Water
per ton-hour
Water
per 1000 gal
Sewer
per 1000 gal
Water/Sewer
per 1000 gal
Natural Gas
per 100 cubic feet
$17.9902 $0.0932 $0.2097 $3.6741 $5.0737 $8.7478 $0.7247

Portable Electrical Distribution Equipment

Utility Services rents a variety of receptable devices, cables, cords and generators for use with outdoor events held by Iowa State University recognized student, faculty, or staff organizations.

Rental Rates

Receptable devices Ampacity Rating Receptacles Student Rate Non-student Rate
Gull Wing 200A Panel 20 amp 6 each $50 $150
Gull Wing 200A Panel 50 amp 5 each $50 $150
Gull Wing 200A Panel 100 amp 1 each $50 $150
Gull Wing 200A Panel 200 amp 1 each $50 $150
Gull Wing 50A Distribution Box 20 amp 6 each $25 $75
Portable Power Panel 200 amp three-phase 20 amp 7 each $40 $120
Portable Power Panel 200 amp three-phase 50 amp 1 each $40 $120
Portable Power Panel 100 amp three-phase 20 amp 11 each $25 $75
Small Ground Box 20 amp 4 each $10 $30
Medium Ground Box 20 amp 4 each $10 $30
Large Ground Box 20 amp 6 each $10 $30
Large Ground Box 30 amp 2 each $10 $30
Large Ground Box 50 amp 1 each $10 $30
Small Power Reel 20 amp 4 each $20 $60
Small Power Reel 30 amp 1 each $20 $60
Medium Power Reel 20 amp 4 each $30 $90
Large Power Reel 20 amp 6 each $40 $120
Cables and Extension Cords Student Rate Non-student Rate
400 amp generator cables with cam-locks, 50 foot by 4 cords $40 $120
100 amp generator cables with cam-locks, 50 foot by 4 cords $20 $60
50 amp 4 conductor 100 foot cable with twist lock plug and receptable $15 $45
50 amp 4 conductor 50 foot cable with twist lock plug and receptable $10 $30
50 amp 4 conductor adapter to 100 amp cam-locks $10 $30
20 amp 50 foot 12/3 extension cord $2 $6
20 amp 100 foot 12/3 extension cord $3 $9
30 amp 50 foot 10/3 extension cord $3 $9
30 amp 100 foot 10/3 extension cord $4 $12

Portable Generators

Utility Services rents portable electric generators for a variety of needs. Rental is restricted to Iowa State University use only. Contact utilities@iastate.edu for information.

Small Generators

Small generators available for rental are gasoline units that can be transported by most any vehicle. Typical uses for small sound systems or limited catering equipment in remote locations where other power is not available. Connection to the equipment is by standard extension cords. All rates assume the equipment is kept by the user for one day, overnight, or over a weekend. The use of small generators is restricted to approved Iowa State University events and affiliated groups.

Item Rental Rate
Pickup/Return to Utility Services (during normal business hours) No cost
Delivery/Pickup by Utility Services Current labor and materials rate (link to labor rates)

Large Generator

This generator is a portable, diesel engine unit rated at 300 kilowatts on a triple-axel trailer that requires delivery by Utilities staff with appropriate space to park and set-up for service. The use of the generator is restricted to Iowa State University facilities and approved affiliated events. Typical uses would be locations where other power sources are not available or to provide power to a building during an interruption of normal electrical service. Connection to this generator requires approved distribution equipment be rented from Utilities or provided by the user.

Item Rental Rate
Base Rental Rate (includes 400 kilowatt hours of operation and fuel costs) $500
Temporary Cable Set Rental (4 each 50 foot cables) $120 per set
Run charges 400 - 700 kilowatt hours $.75 per kilowatt hour used between 400 and 700
Run charges 700 to 1000 kilowatt hours $.50 per kilowatt hour used between 700 and 1000
Run charges over 1000 kilowatt hours $.25 per kilowatt hour

The following are billed for generator rental on a time and material basis:

Other requested work associated with generator usage shall be charged on a time and material basis as site conditions require. Examples of this are as follows: