Chapter 27 UTILITIES*
Section 27-106 Renewable energy standard.
The city shall generate or purchase electricity generated from eligible renewable energy
sources at the following levels:
Two percent (2%) of electric retail sales (kWhs) by December 31, 2007;
Five percent (5%) of electric retail sales (kWhs) by December 31, 2012;
percent of electric retail sales (kWhs) by December 31, 2017;
percent of electric retail sales (kWhs) by December 31, 2022
(5) Thirty (30) percent of electric retail sales (kWhs)
by December 31, 2028.
This renewable energy shall be added up to these kilowatt hour levels only to the extent
that it is possible without increasing electric rates more than three percent (3%) higher than the
electric rates that would otherwise be attributable to the cost of continuing to generate or
purchase electricity generated from one hundred percent (100%) non-renewable sources
(including coal, natural gas, nuclear energy and other non-renewable sources).
Eligible renewable energy generation may be provided by wind power, solar energy, bio-energy sources
or other renewable sources which meet the environmental criteria approved by
the City Council after review by the Environment and Energy Commission and the Water and
Light Advisory Board. Electricity purchased from on-site renewable energy systems owned by
Columbia Water and Light customers (net metering) may be included within the calculation
the levels required in subsection (a).
Renewable energy generation sources located within Missouri may receive preferential
consideration in the selection process.
Each year prior to February 1, the Water and Light Department shall publicly release a
renewable energy plan detailing a proposal for how the city would comply with this section
during the following year. The plan will explain the citys due diligence in pursuing renewable
energy opportunities and detail all cost assumptions and related utility rate calculations, except
with regard to confidential information that may be withheld pursuant to state law. The plan will
then be reviewed by the Environment and Energy Commission and Water and Light Advisory
Board and submitted to the City Council for approval following a public hearing.
(Ord. No. 18196, § 1, 8-16-04; Ord. No. 21935, § 1, 1-6-14)
Editor's note--Ord. No. 18196, passed by city council on August 16, 2004,
called for election;
said ordinance was passed by the voters on November 2, 2004.
(Ord. 21935, Amended, 01/06/2014, Prior Text; Ord. Passed by Voters; 11-2-04; Proposition 3, Amended, 11/02/2004, Prior Text; Ord. 017894, Amended, 11/03/2003)