Chapter 27 UTILITIES*
Section 27-129 Discount for direct load control--Residential service rate and small general service rate.
percent discount shall be offered on the customer charge and usage, net of fuel
adjustment, and before taxes are applied on service used during summer as defined in section 27-16 for
electric service provided under the residential service rate (section 27-112), and the small
general service rate (section 27-114) when the customer receiving such service allows the city to
install and operate a radio-controlled switching device on the customer's air-conditioning or heat
pump equipment, subject to the following conditions:
(1) Load control devices shall be
installed only on central air-conditioning and heat pump
(2) The maximum size unit allowed will
be five (5) tons
, except when the unit has a control
system that will accommodate switch installation and the installation has been authorized by the
(3) The city will install and maintain
the radio-control device.
(4) A written authorization will be provided
by the customer (by the owner for rental
property) permitting the city to install, maintain, and operate the switch device.
(5) The air-conditioner or heat pump
is maintained by the customer and in a manner such
that it operates at its highest efficiency.
(6) The city shall have the authority
to discontinue the discount at any time that the customer
violates any provision of this section, and shall not restore the discount until the violation is
(7) If the customer receiving load control
service is not satisfied with the service, the
customer may request that the city remove the load control switch at which time the discount
shall also be terminated.
(8) The discount shall be applied for
service rendered to any premises after the written
authority is received and shall continue thereafter even though the premises are sold or the
occupant changes until such time as the current occupant or owner requests that the service be
(9) If more
than twenty-five (25) per cent of the air-conditioning load is supplied by
equipment that does not allow the installation of a load control device, participation in this
program and amount of discount shall be determined by the director or the director's designee.
(Ord. No. 11464, § 1, 5-4-87; Ord. No. 13491, § 1, 10-19-92; Ord. No. 15619, § 1, 5-18-98;
No. 18691, § 1, 9-19-05;
Ord. No. 19681, § 1, 9-17-07
; Ord. No. 20417, § 1, 9-21-09)
(Ord. 20417, Amended, 09/21/2009, Prior Text; Ord. 19681, Amended, 09/17/2007, Prior Text; Ord. 18691, Amended, 09/19/2005, Prior Text)