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Municipal Code: Commercial Self Generation Rates for 2014

Commercial Energy Self Generation Rate (CEGE)

A. Applicability

1. The Commercial Energy Self Generation Rate (CEGE) shall be applicable to all qualified non-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 CEGE rate the customer-owned generation system shall be limited to a maximum capacity of 50 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.

2. The CEGE customer must make a written request to the Director advising of the customer's 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 CEGE service until customer requests a change by notifying LPC in writing.

B. Monthly Rate

1. Customer/Distribution System Charge: $53.50

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: 5.61¢

b. All kWh consumed, per kWh, above the average monthly kWh consumption in the previous calendar year for the customer's standard rate class: 7.80¢

solar array panels on a Longmont businesses
 

3. LPC will net meter all electric power and energy produced by the CEGE 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, there the net negative consumption will be treated as a credit for future billing periods. All monthly credits shall be accumulated against all consumption during the 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 CEGE retail energy rate as set forth in Section 14.32.065.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.

 

Commercial Demand Self Generation rate (CDGE)

A. Applicability.

1. The commercial demand self generation rate (CDGE) shall be applicable to all non-residential meters whose demand equals or exceeds 50 kW demand. When qualified, a meter shall remain on the CDGE rate for a minimum of 12 consecutive months.

2. After a meter has been on the CDGE rate for 12 months, if the meter's demand does not equal or exceed 50 kW during any given month, the customer may elect to be served on the CEGE rate.

3. The CDGE rate shall be applicable to all qualified non-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 Sections 14.32.220.K. and 14.32.225. To qualify for the CDGE rate, the customer-owned generation system shall be limited to a maximum capacity of 50 kW. Systems over 50 kW are subject to additional requirements and are reviewed on a case-by-case basis per Sections 14.32.220.K and 14.32.225.

4. The CDGE customer must make a written request to the Director advising of the customer's intent to own, operate, and maintain his 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 CDGE service until customer requests a change by notifying LPC in writing.

B. Monthly Rate.

1. Customer/distribution system charge: $42.30

2. Energy charge:

a. All kWh consumed, per kWh: 4.31¢

Demand charge:

b. Maximum kW, per kW: $12.00

3. LPC will net meter all electric power and energy produced by the CDGE 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 CDGE retail energy rate as set forth in Section 14.32.075.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.