Rates and Fees
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.
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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.
|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|
Utility Services rents portable electric generators for a variety of needs. Rental is restricted to Iowa State University use only. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
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.
|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)|
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.
|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:
- Set-up and tear down required activities by Utilities staff consisting of delivery and removal of generator to site, setting up the generator grounding system, connection of the temporary cables at both ends, placing the generator battery charger and/or block heaters into operation, programming/set-up of the generator controls and breaker, testing the generator for proper operation and providing operating instructions to the renter.
- Delivery and pickup of temporary cables to the site.
- If not provided by the renter the installing and removing of the temporary cables by Utilities staff between the generator and the loads being served.
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:
- Any other setup or cleanup of materials used as part of the rental.
- Requests to have stand-by staff or equipment operators on-site.
- Any and all damages to generator, cables and other materials required.
- The cost of providing and setting up portable lighting.