Chapter 27 UTILITIES*
Section 27-120 Same--Small power producer/cogenerator rate.
(a) Available to: The small power producer/cogenerator rate schedule
is available to any
customer who owns and can operate generating equipment of one hundred (100) kw or less in
parallel with Columbia Water and Light Department, and having electrical power supply with the
(b) Applicable to: The small power producer/cogenerator rate is applicable
to a residential or
general service customer who contracts for service supplied at one point of delivery. Applicable
to single- and three-phase customers.
: In order to qualify for payment of capacity charge to the cogenerator or
small power producer facility by the Columbia Water and Light Department, the qualified
facility must be on line generating whenever the water and light loads are exceeding ninety (90)
per cent of the system's peak.
Payment to the cogenerator or small power producer will be made
monthly based on the following rate schedule:
(1) Capacity charge:
Nine dollars and eighty-six cents ($9.86)
with a total annual
payment of one hundred eighteen dollars and thirty-two cents ($118.32) per kW
Two cents ($0.02)
(d) Energy adjustments: The energy charge will be adjusted quarterly
to reflect changes in the
average avoided cost.
(e) Interconnection: The customer will normally be required to furnish
his own transforming,
protective, and other necessary equipment which must comply with specifications of Columbia
Water and Light Department.
(f) Supplementary service: Service will be available for supplementary
power. The rate that
will apply is the standard retail rate for the particular class of customer.
(g) Power factor: A qualifying facility will be required to maintain
a power factor of not less
than eighty-five (85) per cent lagging. If the power factor is less than eighty-five (85) per cent
and the qualifying facility does not expeditiously take corrective action, the department can, at its
option, discontinue service or can install necessary corrective equipment on its lines to improve
the power factor to at least eighty-five (85) per cent and will charge the qualifying facility for the
total installation cost.
(h) Contract period: The contract period shall be automatically renewable
notice to be given one year in advance by either party.
(Code 1964, § 15.595; Ord. No. 10008, § 1, 11-21-83; Ord. No. 17894, § 1, 11-3-03)
(Ord. 017894, Amended, 11/03/2003, Prior Text)