HAYWOOD ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP CORPORATION
Waynesville, North Carolina
Lake Toxaway, North Carolina
GENERAL RENEWABLE GENERATION SERVICE
Rate Schedule 52G (<25 kW w/o trans) Rate Schedule 53G (<25 kW w/ trans)
Rate Schedule 54G (>25<50 kW w/o trans) Rate Schedule 55G (>25<50 kW w/ trans)
Rate Schedule 56G (>50<75 kW w/o trans) Rate Schedule 57G (>50<75 kW w/ trans)
Available only to members located in the Cooperative’s service territory who have Renewable Generation interconnected directly with the Cooperative’s system with a capacity of 75 kW or less and contract with the Cooperative to sell all generated capacity and energy to the Cooperative. Renewable Generation, or Renewable Energy Resource, shall be as defined as adopted by NC G.S. 62-133.8(a)(8).
Service necessary for the delivery of the member’s power into the Cooperative’s system under this schedule shall be furnished solely to the individual contracting member in a single enterprise, located entirely on a single, contiguous premise. Service hereunder shall be restricted to the capacity of the member’s generating facilities which may be operated in parallel with the Cooperative’s system.
Service necessary to supply the member’s Auxiliary Load when the member’s generating facilities are not operating, shall be billed under the Energy Charges in this schedule, increased or decreased in accordance with the Wholesale Power Cost Adjustment Rider. Power delivered to the Cooperative under this schedule shall not offset or be substituted for power contracted for or which may be contracted for under any other schedule of the Cooperative.
The obligations of the Cooperative in regard to service under this Rider are dependent upon its securing and retaining all necessary rights-of-way, privileges, franchises, and permits for such service. The Cooperative shall not be liable to any member or applicant for power in the event it is delayed in, or is prevented from purchasing power by its failure to secure and retain such rights-of-way, rights, privileges, franchises, and permits. The Cooperative also reserves the right to review and determine on a case by case basis whether it has the need and system capacity to absorb the amount of proposed generation on the Cooperatives distribution system due to size and/or location.
TYPE OF SERVICE
The type of service available under this schedule is single-phase 3 wires, or three-phase 4 wires, 60 Hz alternating current, at one of the Cooperative’s standard secondary voltages. The member shall be billed or credited by utilizing the required metering on the member’s property. Metering used shall register both energy purchased by the member at the appropriate rate and energy purchased by the Cooperative under this rate.
Schedules 52G, 53G, 54G, 55G, 56G, & 57G
w/o transformer w/ transformer
Up to 25 kW $ 15.00 per month $ 25.25 per month
26 to 50 kW $ 32.50 per month $ 55.25 per month
51 to 75 kW $ 70.00 per month $ 117.75 per month
Energy Credits: Variable Rate 5 Years Fixed
All Energy per Month: 5.49 ¢ per kWh 5.65 ¢ per kWh
All Energy per Month: 11.80 ¢ per kWh 11.80 ¢ per kWh
1 The Facilities Charge may be increased according to the provisions of the paragraph entitled “Interconnection Facilities Charge” below.
2 The Energy Charge rates for 5 Years Fixed are subject to change as retail rates change for the Cooperative.
INTERCONNECTION FACILITIES CHARGE:
The member shall be responsible for providing suitable control and protective devices on their equipment to assure no disturbance to other members of the Cooperative or to the Cooperative itself, and to protect the member’s facilities from all loss or damage which could result from operation with the Cooperative’s system. All interconnection equipment, including control and protective devices, must meet or exceed the National Electric Code (NEC), National Electric Safety Code (NESC), and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Standards.
The Cooperative will furnish, install, own, and maintain all distribution, service, and interconnection related facilities necessary for service under this schedule. Interconnection facilities include suitable control and protective devices installed on Cooperative equipment to allow operation of the member’s generating facilities; metering facilities equipped to prevent reverse registration for the measurement of service under this schedule; and any other modifications to its system required to serve the member under this schedule as determined by the Cooperative.
If it is necessary for the Cooperative to install a transformer specifically for the use of the member of renewable generation then the Interconnection Facilities Charge shall be used from the w/transformer column above. If the Cooperative can connect to an existing transformer that provides the member power and energy, then the Interconnection Facilities Charge shall be used from the w/o transformer column above.
Schedules 52G, 53G, 54G, 55G, 56G, & 57G
All such distribution, service, and interconnection related facilities shall be subject to a monthly Interconnection Facilities Charge. The monthly Interconnection Facilities Charge shall be the greater of the:
Facilities Charge stated above, or
The minimum specified in the contract for service.
The Cooperative reserves the right to install facilities necessary for the appropriate measurement of service under this schedule and to adjust the Interconnection Facilities Charge accordingly, solely at the option of the Cooperative.
POWER FACTOR CORRECTION:
When the average monthly power factor of the power supplied by the member to the Cooperative is less than 97 percent or greater than 100 percent, the Cooperative may correct the energy, in kilowatt-hours, as appropriate. The Cooperative reserves the right to install facilities necessary for the measurement of power factor and to adjust the Interconnection Facilities Charge accordingly, solely at the option of the Cooperative.
SAFETY, INTERCONNECTION, AND INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS:
This schedule is only applicable for qualifying facilities that comply with the Cooperative’s interconnection requirements, along with any IEEE, NESC, and NEC standards related to interconnecting to public utilities. In order to ensure protection of the Company’s system, the Company reserves the right, at its discretion, to inspect the member’s generator at any time upon reasonable notice to the member in an effort to ensure compliance with the Interconnection Standards. The Cooperative reserves the right to disconnect electric service to any premises if the Cooperative determines that the Renewable Generator is operating in parallel with the Cooperative’s system and does not comply with the Interconnection Standards. The Cooperative also reserves the right at its discretion to disconnect the system from the grid to make sure that the renewable generation facility does not allow power to flow back into the Cooperative’s system for safety reasons should an outage occur.
The member must enter into a specific contract providing for interconnection to the Cooperative’s system. The member shall be responsible for providing suitable control and protective devices on its equipment to assure no disturbance to other members of the Cooperative, or to the Cooperative itself, and to protect the member’s facilities and the Cooperative’s facilities from all loss or damage that could result from operation in parallel with the Cooperative’s system.
Schedules 52G, 53G, 54G, 55G, 56G, & 57G
The member shall obtain and retain, for as long as the member’s generator is interconnected with the Cooperative’s system, comprehensive general liability insurance that protects the member from claims for bodily injury and/or property damage. For a non-residential member the minimum coverage shall be comprehensive general liability insurance with coverage at least $300,000 per occurrence and for a residential member the minimum coverage shall be at a standard homeowner’s insurance policy with liability coverage of at least $100,000 per occurrence. This insurance shall be primary for all purposes and the Cooperative shall be made an additional insured on the policy. The member shall provide certificates evidencing this coverage as required by the Cooperative. The Cooperative reserves the right to refuse to establish, or continue the interconnection of the member’s generator with the Cooperative’s system, if such insurance is not in effect.
Member’s contracting for the 5-year fixed rate shall enter into a contract with a minimum term of five years, which will automatically renew for another five-year term unless either party provides written notice to change the term or terminate the contract at least sixty- (60) days prior to the end of the current contract term. The Cooperative reserves the right to offer a contract for a longer original term of years as specified in the individual contract with the member. The Cooperative further reserves the right to terminate the member’s contract under this schedule at any time upon written notice to the member in the event that the member violates any of the terms or conditions of this schedule, or operates the Renewable Generator system in a manner that is detrimental to the Cooperative or any of its members. In the event of early termination of a contract under this schedule, the member will be required to pay the Cooperative for the costs due to such early cancellation.
Any applicable state and local sales taxes shall be added to all services billed under this schedule.
TERMS OF PAYMENT
Payment shall be made to the member on a quarterly basis. Check for payment shall be made on the last business day of the month after the last month of the quarter. The payment shall be in a separate check for amounts equal to or greater than $25. Payment for amounts less than $25 shall be credited against the member’s monthly power bill from the cooperative or accumulated until such time that the amount is $25 or greater at the time of payment.
As per Internal Revenue Service guidelines, if the member receives $600 or more from the Cooperative in payment for energy, the Cooperative shall issue a Form 1099 reflecting the amount paid to the member.
Adopted: February 26, 2014
Effective for All Bills Rendered On or After July 1, 2014