The highest quality of commodity delivery offered to customers which anticipates no planned interruptions.
An electric service contract where the supply of electricity cannot be interrupted, except during rolling blackout situations. This is the type of service that governs almost all residential and small business customers. see also: Types of Electric Service
A non-interruptible gas contract required for all customers with essential human needs (e.g. hospitals, health-care facilities and residences).
type of contracted service where the distributor agrees to provide the buyer with uninterrupted supply of gas. This type of contract is usually more expensive, and is used primarily by those firms who cannot afford to risk loss of fuel for any period of time.
Delivery of gas to a customer on a continuous basis with no anticipated interruptions.
Customers usually pay more for gas or electricity that is sold with a guarantee (Firm Service) for delivery. The opposite is Non-Firm service for electricity or interruptible service for gas. In times of shortage, Non-Firm customers may not receive energy. This happened to many non-firm customers during California's notorious summer of 2001.
Service offered to customers under schedules or contracts that anticipate no interruptions, regardless of class of service, except for force majeure.
gas or electricity sales that are guaranteed not to be interrupted. see also non-firm service, interruptible service
A service that is not subject to interruption. Both pipelines and distribution companies generally offer firm and interruptible service. Pipelines generally charge two-part rates for firm service: a reservation charge, which is a fixed fee based on the amount of capacity reserved by the customer under its contract, and a variable charge, which is applied to each unit of gas that it transported. Firm service is the highest-quality service available and is more expensive than interruptible service. (See Interruptible Service.) [ service garanti
Utility service that is provided to the customer at all times, even during peak usage periods such as very hot or cold weather. The utility is required to have enough capacity and product to serve the customer during these peak periods. The non-interruptible nature of this type of service results in a much higher rate for firm service than for interruptible service.
Service offered to customers under rate schedules or contracts which anticipate no interruptions
The highest quality sales or transmission service offered to customers under a filed rate schedule which anticipates no planned interruption.
The sales or transportation service offered to customers under tariffs which anticipate no planned interruption. Usually associated with residential customers and other "high priority" end users. Compare to interruptible service.
The delivery of electricity by a company on a continuous basis. Residential and smaller commercial customers generally use this service.
Utility service which assumes no interruption except if residential customers' supply is threatened. Opposite of interruptible service.
Sales and/or transportation services provided without interruption throughout the year.
Firm services, also called uninterruptible services, are services, such as electricity and natural gas supplies, that are intended to be available at all times during a period covered by an agreement. The cost per unit with this service is called a firm rate or uninterruptible rate. The opposite of firm service is non-firm service, also called interruptible service.