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Municipal Code: Residential Self Generation Rate for 2014

Section 14.32.040 Residential Self Generation Rate (RGEN)

A. Applicability

1. The Residential Self Generation Rate (RGEN) shall be applicable to all qualified residential service customers who own, operate, and maintain their own eligible renewable energy generation equipment as defined by C.R. S. 40-2-124 including, but not limited to, photovoltaics, fuel cells, and micro-turbines in parallel with the City's electric system in accordance with Section 14.32.220 K.4 and 14.32.225. To qualify for the RGEN rate the customer-owned generation system shall be limited to a maximum capacity of 50 kilowatts (kW). Systems over 50 kW are subject to additional requirements and are reviewed on a case-by-case basis per Section 14.32.220 and 14.32.225.

solar array on a Longmont home
A common self-generation source in Longmont is solar array panels on the home.

2. The RGEN customer must make a written request to the Director, advising of the intent to own, operate, and maintain their own eligible renewable energy generation equipment. Requirements must be satisfied through the City's Agreement of Interconnection in accordance with Section 14.32.225. Customer will then remain on RGEN service until customer requests a change by notifying LPC in writing.

B. Monthly Rate

1. Customer/Distribution System Charge: $22.40

2. Energy Charge:

a. All kWh consumed, per kWh, below the average monthly kWh consumption in the previous calendar year for the customer's standard rate class: 5.90¢

b. All kWh consumed, per kWh, above the average monthly kWh consumption in the previous calendar year for the customer's standard rate class: 7.55¢

3. LPC will net meter all electric power and energy produced by the RGEN customer's generation system. Net metering shall be, for billing purposes, the net consumption as measured at the service meter. Consumption will be measured monthly and, in the event net metering is negative, such that the customer's generation system production is greater than the customer's consumption, the net negative consumption will be treated as a credit for future billing periods. All monthly credits shall be accumulated against all consumption during an annual time period. In the event that a negative balance remains at the end of a calendar year, LPC will pay the customer for such negative balance at the RGEN retail energy rate as set forth in Section 14.32.040 B. 2. a.

4. The customer will be billed the applicable customer/distribution charge each month, including those months when negative or no net electric consumption by the customer occurs.

C. Life Support Discount

The Residential Life Support Discount shall be available to any residential customer who has completed an application provided by the City and is qualified. Click to view application for Residential Life Support Discount.

D. Low Income Senior and Disabled Discount

The Low Income Senior and Disabled Discount shall be available to any residential customer qualifying for tax or rental relief under provisions set forth in the Colorado Department of Revenue Form 104PTC. Applications for the discount shall be made annually on forms provided by the city and shall include a copy of Form 104PTC, as filed with the Colorado Department of Revenue.

2.Customers who qualify for the discount will receive a monthly $4.00 discount toward their electric charge on each subsequent utility bill after the application is complete and has been processed and approved by the city.