An electric service contract where the supply of electricity can be interrupted by the utility during times of congestion and capacity limitations. Generally, these contracts only apply to large commercial and industrial accounts, which receive a lower rate because the service is a little bit less reliable.
An agreement which allows the local distribution company to temporarily halt the distribution of natural gas to a customer whose marketer did not deliver the gas to Columbia, so that Columbia can meet the demands of its firm service customers
Gas service that is subject to interruption, usually at the option of a pipeline or distribution company or utility, unlike firm service. Usually offered at a discount from the price for firm service
Gas service which is subject to interruption when pipeline system requirements require. Because of this potential risk (although it is generally negligible), the cost of interruptible service is lower than other forms of service.
Low priority service offered to customers under schedules or contracts which anticipate and permit interruption on short notice, generally in peak-load seasons, due to system supply or capacity limitations that threaten a local distribution company's ability to continue to serve its firm customers and higher priority users. Customers taking interruptible service generally have alternate energy sources to supply their service, for example, boilers which are capable of consuming fuel oil in additional to natural gas.
Gas that is sold without any form of guarantee of delivery. Utilities are able to curtail delivery to their interruptible customers to allow for seasonal or shortfall adjustments. Gas billed to interruptible costs less than that sold on a Firm sales basis.
Gas service that is subject to interruption at the option of the pipeline or LDC. Tariffs for interruptible service are cheaper than firm.
Service offered to customers under schedules or contracts which anticipate and permit interruption on short notice. Firm service customers and higher priority users would not be interrupted.
Service offered to customers under rate schedules or contracts which anticipate and permit interruption of service on short notice
A service that offers lower transportation charges but where we can interrupt the flow of gas to the supply point.
Low-priority service offered to customers under schedules or contracts which anticipate and permit interruption on short notice, generally in peak-load seasons, by reason of the claim of firm service customers and higher priority users. Gas is available at any time of the year if the supply is sufficient and the supply system is adequate.
Interruptible service contracts allow a distributing party to temporarily suspend delivery of gas to a buyer in order to meet the demands of customers who purchased firm service. Interruptible service is less expensive than firm service, and is used by customers who can either accommodate interruption, or switch to alternative fuels temporarily.
gas or electricity sales that are subject to interruption for a specified number of days or hours during times of peak demand or in the event of system emergencies. In exchange for interruptibility, buyers pay lower prices. see also firm service, firm (uninterrupted), non-firm service
Sales and transmission services that are offered at a lower cost and a lower level of reliability to utility customers who anticipate and permit interruption on short notice, generally in peak-load seasons.
A service offered by a pipeline or distribution company that can be interrupted by the pipeline or distribution company if capacity is not available. Pipelines and LDCs are not obligated to construct capacity for interruptible customers; however, they design their systems to meet the requirements of the firm customers. Interruptible customers have lower rates than firm customers because the quality of the service is lower. [ service interruptible
Utility service that is available at a reduced rate because the utility has an agreement with the customer that it can interrupt delivery of service during peak system demand periods.
Service offered to customers under contracts and tariffs which anticipate and permit interruption of gas service on short notice, generally in peak-load (winter heating) seasons, by reason of firm service customers having higher priority. These customers have system backups for an alternative fuel source. Gas is available at any time of the year if the supply is sufficient and the supply system is adequate. Prices for interruptible service are lower than for firm service.
Utility service which expects and permits interruption on short notice, generally in peak-load periods, in order to meet the demand by firm service customers. Interruptible service customers usually pay a lower rate than firm service customers. Opposite of Firm Service.
The delivery to a customer of electricity, that may be interrupted by the utility, generally because of system supply or capacity limitations.