Distributed Generation Rider
Available to any member of the Corporation located on its lines, subject to the established Rules and Regulations of the Corporation. Member must also be currently being billed under the Residential and Farm Service Rate R, the Residential and Farm Service Rate R (WH), or General Service Rate GS, and who have a qualified distributed generation system (“DG System”) of not more than 10 kW and who desire to interconnect such DG System with the Corporation’s distribution system. The Corporation may apply for a waiver for up to a 25 kW system. The decision of whether such application will be made rests solely with the Corporation and will be evaluated on a case by case basis. In order to qualify for this Rate Schedule, the member must meet the DG System Requirements and Interconnection Requirements specified below. Total participation under this Rate Schedule is limited, on a first come first serve basis, to those residential members of the Corporation applying for this rate whose aggregate DG Systems name-plate rating is equal to or less than one percent (1.00%) of the Corporation’s most recent aggregate summer peak load.
Applicable as a rider for any member eligible for service under Schedules R, R(WH), or GS.
Metering and Billing
The Corporation will meter separately the energy used by the Member and the energy delivered to the Corporation for all eligible DG Systems which are interconnected with the Corporation’s distribution system. The Corporation will provide and maintain metering equipment necessary to implement dual metering; provided, however, the Member shall be responsible for the cost of any additional metering equipment necessary to meter electricity delivered to the Corporation. The Corporation will calculate on a monthly basis the charges due from the Member for all electric service provided by the Corporation to the Member under the appropriate Rate Schedule. The Corporation will net against the amount due from the Member, an amount based on the electric service generated by the Member’s DG System and provided to the Corporation based on the avoided costs of generation as defined hereinafter. If the credits for the electric service generated by the Member that is provided to the Corporation is less than the charges for the electric services the Corporation provided to the Member, the Member will pay the Corporation the net difference. If the credits for the electric service generated by the Member that is provided to the Corporation is greater than the charges for the electric services the Corporation provided to the Member, the Member will receive a credit that can be used to reduce payments in future billing periods. If the Member discontinues operation of the DG System, any remaining credits will revert to the Corporation. In either case, the Member shall remain responsible for all applicable billed charges, including Member charges and demand charges.
Type of Service
Alternating current, 60 cycle, single-phase at a voltage approximately 120/240 volts three-wire, or other voltages as might be mutually agreeable.
Energy used by the Member shall be billed per the charges under the applicable tariff the Member would otherwise be billed for electric service. Credit Given for Consumer Energy supplied to Corporation Energy Charge For energy supplied $0.085 per kWh
Minimum Monthly Charge
The minimum monthly charge shall be $30.00 where 15 kVA or less transformer capacity is required. For members requiring more than 15 kVA of transformer capacity, the minimum monthly charge shall be increased at the rate of $1.12 per kVA or fraction thereof required.
The Member’s DG System must meet the following requirements:
- The nameplate rating of Member’s DG System must not be greater than 10 kW.
- The DG System must be owned and operated by the Member and must be located on
the Member’s premises;
- The Member’s DG System must be intended primarily to offset part or all of the
Member’s requirements for electricity;
- The DG System must operate in parallel with the Corporation’s distribution facilities;
- The DG System must satisfy the Corporation’s Interconnection Standards as the same
may be amended from time to time.
Terms & Conditions
Any characteristic of the Member’s DG System or interconnection facilities that degrades or otherwise compromises the quality of service provided by the Corporation to other Members will not be permitted.
- The Member shall agree that the Corporation shall at all times have immediate access to the Member’s metering, control, and protective equipment.
- The Member shall install, operate and maintain the DG System and interconnection facilities in accordance with the manufacturer’s suggested practices for safe, efficient and reliable operation in parallel with the Corporation’s system.
- The Corporation may, at its own discretion, isolate any DG System if the Corporation has reason to believe that continued interconnection creates or contributes to a system emergency.
- An automatic disconnecting device must be located at the point of common coupling for all interconnections. The disconnecting device must be accessible to Corporation personnel at all times and be suitable for use by the Corporation as a protective tagging location. The disconnecting device shall have a visible open gap when in the open position and be capable of being locked in the open position. The cost and maintenance of the main disconnect switch shall reside with the Member.
- The Corporation reserves the right to have a representative present during compliance testing at the time of installation and maintenance testing of the interconnection system for compliance with these conditions of service.
- The Member is responsible for establishing a program for and performing annual periodic scheduled maintenance on the Member’s DG System and interconnection facilities (relays, interrupting devices, control schemes and batteries that involve the protection of the Corporation’s distribution system). A periodic maintenance program is to be established in accordance with the requirements of IEEE 1547. The Corporation may examine copies of the periodic test reports or inspection logs associated with the periodic maintenance program. Upon the Corporation’s request, the Corporation shall be informed of the next scheduled maintenance and be able to witness the maintenance performed and any associated testing.
- The interconnection system hardware and software design requirements must be intended to assure protection of the Corporation’s distribution system. Any additional hardware and software necessary to protect the Corporation’s distribution system and equipment is solely the responsibility of Member to determine, design, acquire and install.
- The Member shall agree that the Corporation shall not be liable for any damage to or breakdown of the Member’s equipment operated in parallel with the Corporation’s electric system.
- The Member shall agree to release, indemnify, and hold harmless the Corporation from any and all claims for injury to persons or damage to property due to or in any way connected with the operation of Member-owned equipment and/or generators.
- In addition to meeting the Corporation’s terms and conditions, the Member must also meet the terms of Wabash Valley Policy D-11 as the same may be amended from time to time.
- Any DG System used by a Member pursuant to the Rate shall meet all applicable safety and performance standards established by the National Electric Code, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Underwriters Laboratories. The Corporation shall have the right to require additional safety features at the cost of the member.
- The Member must obtain, at his or her expense, all necessary inspections and approvals required by codes prior to being authorized by the Corporation to connect the Member’s DG System to the Corporation’s distribution system. The Member will supply the Corporation with certification that the DG System has received all necessary code approvals and that it meets, or exceeds, all applicable safety and performance standards.
- The Member’s DG System when operated in parallel with the Corporation’s system must be designed and capable of immediately and automatically ceasing interconnected operation during any outages on the Corporation’s system and during other emergency or abnormal conditions as specified by applicable codes and standards. The Member must cease parallel operation of its DG System immediately upon notification by the Corporation if such operation is deemed unsafe or interferes with the supply of service to others, or interferes with system operation or maintenance. The Corporation accepts no responsibility for damage or injury to any person or property caused by the failure of the Member to operate in compliance with the Corporation’s or any other requirements.
- Failure of the Member to comply with any of these requirements shall result in disconnection of service to the Member from the Corporation’s system. The Corporation will be under no obligation to reconnect the Member until the Member’s DG System either complies with the requirements or is permanently disconnected from any parallel operation with Corporation’s system.
If it is necessary for the Corporation to modify portions of its existing system to provide larger capacity facilities or metering to accommodate the purchase of electricity from the Member pursuant hereto, the Member will be responsible for the entire cost of said upgrades. Should system modification be necessary, the Corporation, at the Member’s expense, shall perform all work on the Corporation’s side of the meter.
The interpretation of, or the application by Corporation of, all rates, rules and regulations included in its tariff or adapted by the Corporation shall be subject to review an interpretation by the Board of Directors of the Corporation.
Fuel Cost Adjustment
See Appendix A
See Appendix A
Non-Fuel Cost Adjustment
See Appendix A
Non-Recurring Cost Adjustment
See Appendix B