CHAPTER XV. UTILITIESCHAPTER XV. UTILITIES\ARTICLE 2. ELECTRICITY

(a)      Any person, firm or corporation desiring a connection with the municipal electric system of this city shall apply in writing to the city clerk, on a form furnished by the city clerk for that purpose, for a permit to make such connection.

(b)     Such application shall contain an exact description of the property to be served and the uses to which such electricity is to be put.

(Ord. 1165; Code 2006)

(a)      All electricity furnished by the municipal electric utility shall be measured by electric meters furnished, installed and maintained by the city for that purpose and every consumer shall provide a suitable place for the installation of the same.

(b)     For the purpose of reading meters, duly authorized employees of the city may legally enter any premises at any reasonable hour.

(Ord. 1165; Code 2006)

All connections to the municipal electric system shall be made by the director of the municipal electric utility or his or her authorized representative.

(Ord. 1165; Code 2006)

Unless special permission is granted by the director of the municipal electric utility, each premise shall have a separate and distinct service connection, and where permission is granted for branch service connections, each branch service connection shall have its own separate meter.

(Ord. 1165; Code 2006)

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to take any electric service from the municipal electric utility except where lawfully authorized and where such electricity is passing through a city meter.

(Ord. 1165; Code 2006)

Whenever a consumer is not satisfied with his or her meter, he or she may have the same tested after depositing $30.00 with the city clerk. If, when tested by a third party, the meter shows 5% or more in error, the fee shall be returned; otherwise it shall be retained by the city to pay the expense of testing.

(Ord. 1165; Code 2006)

(a)      Each new customer making application for electric service shall make a cash deposit to the city in the amount of $100.00 for all classes of customers.

(1)          Such deposits are to serve as a guaranty for the payment of electricity thereafter furnished to the customer*s premises.

(2)          In the event a customer is disconnected for failure to pay any bill due the city for electric service and subsequently pays all fees owed to the city and applies to re-establish electric service, a cash deposit in the amount of $100.00 will be required to serve as a guaranty for the payment of electric service thereafter furnished to the customer*s premises.

(b)     No deposit is required for electric service to residential premises if the applicant for electric service owns the land and the building to which electricity is to be furnished unless the event described in (a)(2) above occurs.

(c)      In the event that electric service shall be disconnected for failure to pay any bill due the city for electricity, such cash deposit shall be applied as a credit against all amounts due from the customer to the city, and if there shall remain any surplus of such deposit, the same shall be returned to the customer. In the event such cash deposit is insufficient to pay the amount due for electricity furnished, the deficiency due shall constitute a personal liability of the customer.

(d)     Deposits collected pursuant to this section shall be governed by the provisions of K.S.A. 12-822.

(e)      Deposits shall be waived for electric customers of the city who have already demonstrated to the city a minimum credit worthiness as defined below.

(1)          Any deposit collected from an electric customer of the city pursuant to this section shall be refunded to that customer within 90 days of demonstration by that customer to the city of a minimum credit worthiness as defined below. Deposits shall be waived for residential electric customers of the city who have obtained the consent of another residential municipal utilities customer of the city (who has himself or herself or who have themselves demonstrated to the city at least a minimum credit worthiness as defined below, and who is not otherwise required to have any utilities deposits on account with the city) to guarantee (defined below) the account of the waiver-seeking customer.

(2)          Any refunded deposits shall be credited and applied first to the appropriate customer account for any amount due the city by that customer for any past, current and future municipal utilities services provided by the city to that customer; if, upon closing the account and after any deposit has been credited and applied to the account, the customer has a positive balance on account, then the city shall issue to that customer a payment voucher equal to the amount of the positive balance.

(3)          For the purposes of this section only, a minimum credit worthiness shall be defined as the customer maintaining with the city a zero past due balance for any and all municipal utilities services provided by the city to that customer for each of the most recent 24 consecutive months, as well as the customer making to the city payments in full for the current amount due for any and all municipal utilities services provided by the city to that customer, such payments to have been made by 5:00 p.m. on the respective payment due dates, for each of the same 24 consecutive months.

(4)          For the purposes of this section only, a guarantee voluntarily granted by and obtained from another residential municipal utilities customer of the city (who has himself or herself or who have themselves demonstrated to the city at least a minimum credit worthiness as defined above and who is not otherwise required to have any utilities deposits on account with the city) shall be defined as that other customer being willing to pay to the city any past due amount owed by the customer seeking the deposit waiver for any and all past, current and future municipal utilities services provided by the city to that waiver-seeking customer, including any and all accrued penalties, the payments to be made by the 20th day of the respective month; guarantee shall be further defined as that other customer understanding that his, her or their municipal utilities services provided by the city may be disconnected by the city for failure to pay as described above.

(Ord. 1165; Code 2006)

All electric meters shall be read monthly and records of such readings kept for a period of five years

(a)      Statements will be sent to consumers on or about the 10th day of each month showing the electricity usage fee due for the preceding billing period, and the consumer shall be required to pay the bill in full by 5:00 p.m. on the 25th day (the “Due Date”) of that same month. If the Due Date is not a business day for the City, any payment received by the City by 5:00 pm on the next business day after the Due Date will be recorded as being paid on the Due Date.

(b)     If the account is not paid in full by the Due Date, a late payment charge of ten percent (10%) of the amount due shall be added to the unpaid bill on the first business day following the Due Date.

(c)      If the account is not paid in full by 5:00 p.m. on the 5th day of the following month (the “Termination Date”) in which the bill comes due, the electricity service shall be discontinued pursuant to sections 15-118:120 of this article. If the Termination Date is not a business day for the City, any payment received by the City by 5:00 pm on the next business day after the Termination Date will be recorded as being paid on Utility Billing Schedule the Termination Date. The service shall remain discontinued until the account is paid in full, including a charge of $70.00 which shall be made for reconnecting such service.

(Ord. 1211, Sec. 2; Code 2008; Ord. 1239, Sec. 2; Ord. 1302)

The rates for electric service to residential customers of the municipal electric utility are:

(a)      A monthly customer charge of $12.00 per meter for customers inside the city limits and $20.00 per meter for customers outside the city limits, plus

(b)     Effective with July 1, 2010 usage, a monthly energy charge of $0.1092 per kilowatt-hour of metered energy use for all residential-class customers, then

(c)      Effective with July 1, 2011 usage, a monthly energy charge of $0.1154 per kilowatt-hour of metered energy use for all residential-class customers, plus

(d)     A Power Cost Adjustment, as provided in section 15-231, applied to all kilowatt-hours of metered energy use.

(Ord. 1165; Code 2006; Ord. 1251)

The rates for electric service to business customers of the municipal electric utility, including offices, schools, retail establishments and manufacturing enterprises, are:

(a)      A monthly customer charge of $22.50 per meter for customers inside the city limits and $40.00 per meter for customers outside the city limits, plus

(b)     Effective with July 1, 2010 usage, a monthly energy charge of $0.1092 per kilowatt-hour of metered energy use for all business-class customers, then

(c)      Effective with July 1, 2011 usage, a monthly energy charge of $0.1154 per kilowatt-hour of metered energy use for all business-class customers, plus

(d)     A Power Cost Adjustment, as provided in section 15-231, applied to all kilowatt-hours of metered energy use.

(Ord. 1165; Code 2006; Ord. 1251)

The rates for electric service to commercial customers of the municipal electric utility whose annual use is over 90,000 kilowatt-hours are:

(a)      A monthly customer charge of zero ($0.00) per meter, plus

(b)     A monthly demand charge of $9.00 per kilowatt of billing demand, where the billing demand is the highest demand metered for the current month through the billing cycle in May 2017. A monthly demand charge of $10.00 per kilowatt of billing demand, where the billing demand is the highest demand metered for the current month beginning in June 2017, plus

(c)      A monthly energy charge of $0.0950 per kilowatt-hour of metered energy use for all commercial-class customers, plus

(d)     A Power Cost Adjustment, as provided in section 15-231, applied to all kilowatt-hours of metered energy use.

(Ord. 1165; Code 2006; Ord. 1251; Ord. 1263; Ord. 1312; Ord. 1327; Ord. 1340)

The rates for electric service to commercial customers of the municipal electric utility whose annual use is over 360,000 kilowatt-hours are:

(a)      A monthly customer charge of zero ($0.00) dollars per meter, plus

(b)     A monthly demand charge of $9.00 per kilowatt of billing demand, where the billing demand is the highest demand metered for the current month, through the billing cycle in May 2017. A monthly demand charge of $10.00 per kilowatt of billing demand, where the billing demand is the highest demand metered for the current month beginning in June 2017, plus

(c)      A monthly energy charge of $0.0925 per kilowatt-hour of metered energy use for all heavy commercial-class customers, plus

(d)     A Power Cost Adjustment, as provided in section 15-231, applied to all kilowatt-hours of metered energy use.

(Ord. 1251; Ord. 1263; Ord. 1312; Ord. 1327; Ord. 1340)

The rates for electric service to commercial customers of the municipal electric utility whose annual use is over 1,020,000 kilowatt-hours are:

(a)      A monthly customer charge of zero ($0.00) per meter, plus

(b)     A monthly demand charge of $8.10 per kilowatt of billing demand, where the billing demand is the highest demand metered for the current month, through the billing cycle in May 2017. A monthly demand charge of $9.00 per kilowatt of billing demand, where the billing demand is the highest demand metered for the current month beginning in June 2017, plus

(c)      A monthly energy charge of $0.0750 per kilowatt-hour of metered energy use for all industrial-class customers, plus

(d)     A Power Cost Adjustment, as provided in section 15-231, applied to all kilowatt-hours of metered energy use.

(Ord. 1251; Ord. 1263; Ord. 1312; Ord. 1327; Ord. 1340)

The rates for electric service to facilities owned and operated by the Baldwin Unified School District No. 348 are:

(a)      A monthly customer charge of zero ($0.00) per meter, plus

(b)     A monthly demand charge of $9.00 per kilowatt of billing demand, where the billing demand is the highest demand metered for the current month through the billing cycle in May 2017. A monthly demand charge of $10.00 per kilowatt of billing demand, where the billing demand is the highest demand metered for the current month beginning in June 2017, plus

(c)      A monthly energy charge of $0.0850 per kilowatt-hour of metered energy use for public school-class customers, plus

(d)     A Power Cost Adjustment, as provided in section 15-231, applied to all kilowatt-hours of metered energy use.

(Ord. 1251; Ord. 1263; Ord. 1312; Ord. 1327; Ord. 1340)

The rates for electric service to university-approved student housing, including club houses, sororities, fraternities and on campus residential areas are:

(a)      A monthly customer charge of $25.00 per meter for customers inside the city limits and $50.00 per meter for customers outside the city limits, plus

(b)     Effective with July 1, 2010 usage, a monthly energy charge of $0.1154 per kilowatt-hour of metered energy use for club/sorority/fraternity-class customers, then

(c)      Effective with July 1, 2011 usage, a monthly energy charge of $0.1215 per kilowatt-hour of metered energy use for club/sorority/fraternity-class customers, plus

(d)     A Power Cost Adjustment, as provided in section 15-231, applied to all kilowatt-hours of metered energy use.

(Ord. 1251)

The rates for electric service to any or all facilities owned and operated by a university for university purposes are:

(a)      A monthly demand charge of $10.80 per kilowatt of billing demand, where the billing demand is the greater of the highest demand metered for the current month or 80 percent of the highest demand metered over the preceding eleven months, through the billing cycle in May 2017. A monthly demand charge of $12.00 per kilowatt of billing demand, where the billing demand is the highest demand metered for the current month beginning in June 2017, plus

(b)     Effective with July 1, 2010 usage, a monthly energy charge of $0.0671 per kilowatt-hour of metered energy use for university-class customers, then

(c)      Effective with July 1, 2011 usage, a monthly energy charge of $0.0732 per kilowatt-hour of metered energy use for university-class customers, plus

(d)     A Power Cost Adjustment, as provided in section 15-231, applied to all kilowatt-hours of metered energy use.

(e)      Baker University may enlist service with regular meters as needs arise. Any non-demand services operated by Baker University shall be billed according to the rate schedule in Section 15-210.

(Ord. 1251; Ord. 1312; Ord. 1327; Ord. 1340)

The rates for electric service to facilities used by the City of Baldwin for city purposes are:

(a)      A monthly customer charge of $22.50 per meter, plus

(b)     Effective with July 1, 2010 usage, a monthly energy charge of $0.1092 per kilowatt-hour of metered energy use for city-class customers, then

(c)      Effective with July 1, 2011 usage, a monthly energy charge of $0.1154 per kilowatt-hour of metered energy use for city-class customers, plus

(d)     A Power Cost Adjustment, as provided in section 15-231, applied to all kilowatt-hours of metered energy use.

(Ord. 1251)

This section is applicable to any church, synagogue, or other public place that is used for the purpose of conducting group religious worship services.  The rates for electric service to church customers of the municipal electric utility are:

(a)      A monthly customer charge of $20.00 per meter for customers inside the city limits and $40.00 per meter for customers outside the city limits, plus

(b)     Effective with July 1, 2010 usage, a monthly energy charge of $0.1092 per kilowatt-hour of metered energy use for church-class customers, then

(c)      Effective with July 1, 2011 usage, a monthly energy charge of $0.1154 per kilowatt-hour of metered energy use for church-class customers, plus

(d)     A Power Cost Adjustment, as provided in section 15-231, applied to all kilowatt-hours of metered energy use.

(Ord. 1251)

The fee for connecting a customer to the municipal electric utility is forty ($40.00) dollars for a customer who has not been a customer of the municipal electric utility for at least 180 days.  For a customer who was a customer of the municipal electric utility at any time during the previous 180 days, the fee for connecting to the municipal electric utility is the greater of one hundred fifty ($150.00) dollars or four times the monthly customer charge for that class of customer.  The fee for transferring electric service through the same meter from an existing to a new customer is twenty ($20.00) dollars, billed to the new customer.

(Ord. 1251)

All electrical service connections shall be installed by the city from the primary line to the meter can on the building or residence.

(a)      The city shall provide wire, meter base and meter and shall make all necessary connections from the transformer or secondary pedestal to the meter base.

(b)     The customer will install meter can, riser, weather head, and dead end to city specifications. If the customer wants underground service to building or residence, the customer shall install three inch PVC pipe from pole to meter base in accordance with city specifications.

(c)      The installation costs of single phase electric service for a new single family dwelling up to 200 amps shall be the greater of $500.00 or actual cost per meter, and shall be payable at the issuance of the building permit

(d)     The installation costs for a new single family dwelling over 200 amps shall be at actual cost.

(e)      When remodeling or upgrading existing residential or building electric service, the customer shall be responsible for actual costs to increase the service.

(f)      The installation costs for multi-family dwellings shall be calculated by the city in a fair and equitable manner using, as a basis, the actual costs of providing the service.

(Ord. 1179, Sec. 1; Ord. 1165; Code 2007; Ord. 1251)

(a)      Where a secondary voltage source exists, the City will provide temporary 120 volt electrical service for construction of single family or two-family residential structures for a period of up to 180 days (six months).  Such temporary services shall be installed after the requesting party has made application for service in accordance with Section 15-201 (Application for Service) of this Chapter, after a deposit has been paid in accordance with Section 15-207 (Cash Deposits) of this Chapter, and after a building permit has been issued for the structure.  Such temporary services shall be charged a monthly customer charge and shall be metered for monthly energy charges as specified in Section 15-210 (Business Energy Rates) of this Chapter.

(1)          To accommodate such temporary service, the builder is required to provide and install a temporary service pole adjacent to the transformer or secondary pedestal, complete with meter can, breaker and GFI outlets.

(2)          The builder is required to supply a ground rod, a minimum of four feet long. 

(3)          The builder is required to supply the necessary size and length of wire to connect the temporary service.

(b)     Where a secondary voltage source does not exist or the construction power temporary service unit identified in 15-216(a) above does not satisfy the builder’s needs, temporary service can be furnished at an additional cost to the requesting party.  The City’s actual cost of installation and removal of temporary lines, transformers, services, and switching shall be paid for by the requesting party before service is installed.  Once the permanent secondary service has been installed, subsection (a) will then be applicable.

(c)      An active building permit must be in effect for a temporary residential electrical service to remain active.

(Ord. 1165; Code 2006; Ord. 1222; Ord. 1251)

(a)      Secondary temporary electrical service for commercial or industrial construction, or for any residential structures other than single family or two-family structures, shall be charged a monthly customer charge and shall be metered for monthly energy charges as specified in Section 15-210 (Business Energy Rates) of this Chapter.

(1)          The builder is to provide and install a temporary pole complete with meter can, breaker, and GFI outlets.

(2)          The builder is to supply a ground rod, a minimum of four feet long.

(3)          An active building permit must be in effect for a temporary non-residential construction electrical service to remain active.

(b)     Secondary temporary electrical service for Special Events shall not be installed nor activated until receipt of written request from the event sponsor stating the specific dates of the event, and the payment of a $25 activation fee.  All energy consumed by the event shall be metered and billed according to the rate set forth in Section 15-210(c) of this Chapter.

(1)          Temporary secondary services already in place for events may simply need to be activated.  If a temporary secondary service is not already in place, the event sponsor shall pay the actual cost of all materials required to install and meter the temporary service.  Only the City, or its designee, may install or activate such temporary services, and any materials used shall remain the property of the City.

(2)          At the completion of the event, the City shall invoice the event sponsor for all outstanding fees, materials charges, and consumption charges incurred by the event.

(Ord. 1165; Code 2006; Ord. 1222; Ord. 1251)

(a)      All three phase electrical service requests will be considered on an individual basis. All three phase electrical service connections shall be performed by the city.

(b)     The customer shall be responsible for providing and installing the appropriate size wiring from the transformer to the service disconnecting means.

(c)      The customer will install the meter can, riser, weather head, and dead end to city specifications and the satisfaction of the director of the municipal electric utility.

(d)     If underground service is requested, the customer shall be responsible for installing PVC conduit in accordance with city specifications.

(e)      The installation costs to the customer shall be determined by the city and shall include all actual costs of pole and line hardware, wire, meter and meter supplies.

(f)      The customer requesting three phase electrical service can request consideration of a written contract for a period of two years and shall agree to pay a minimum billing demand as set forth above.

(1)          Authorization of such contract shall be at city*s discretion.

(2)          If the owner should cause termination of electrical service under the agreement or before the expiration of the two year period, the owner shall pay the city an amount equal to the cost of the transformer station, as stated in the agreement, divided by 24 and multiplied by the number of months remaining before the expiration of the agreement.

(Ord. 1165; Code 2006; Ord. 1251)

It shall be the policy of the city to extend three phase electric distribution lines to customers requesting electric service. Electric three phase lines may be overhead or underground as determined by city staff using city specifications and plans.

(a)      The customer*s cost to extend three phase electric lines shall be the actual cost of electric distribution wires, poles, hardware, protection equipment and transformers whether constructed by the city or by third party contractors or a combination thereof.

(b)     The actual cost may include, but shall not be limited to, the design and construction of improvements to existing electric distribution wires, poles, and hardware, protection equipment, substation, and other equipment necessary to offset the customer*s impact on the city*s electric utility system.

(c)      At the city*s discretion, payment for extension of three phase electric line extension may be required in advance or through an exclusive multi-year contract to provide electric service.

(d)     Three phase electric line extension shall begin at the closest adequate existing distribution line and end at the site of the customer*s secondary service transformer.

(Ord. 1165; Code 2006; Ord. 1251)

Upon written request submitted to the director of the municipal electric utility, the city will provide security lighting to all of the varying classes of customers as available.

(a)      If there is an existing pole suitable for a security light, there will be no installation charges.

(b)     If it is necessary to set a pole, the cost of the pole, installation and wire will be billed to the customer.

(c)      Each customer will be billed $11.00 per month for each security light. Such charge includes the cost of electric service.

(d)     All units will be furnished, installed, maintained and owned by the city.

This includes the luminaire, lamp, ballast, controller, wiring, energy, pole and all hardware. Each unit will be a mercury vapor or high-pressure sodium lamp of a size and character selected by the city and shall be automatically controlled.

(Ord. 1165; Code 2006; Ord. 1251)

Upon request by a developer for the installation of electric service within a subdivision of the city, the following fees and procedures shall apply:

(a)      The developer will deposit with the city an amount equal to $1,100.00 per lot for the installation of electrical service within a subdivision. The city shall install the primary, secondary, and service cables, transformers and secondary pedestals required to serve the subdivision and will male terminations of the service cable in the meter socket on the outside of building whether by city employees, contractor, or combination thereof.

(b)     The City will be responsible for extending three phase electrical service to the subdivision whether by city employees, contractor, or combination thereof The developer shall be responsible for actual costs of extending three phase electrical service to the subdivision.

(c)      It is the policy of the city to have streetlights on all street corners and at the end of cul-de-sacs at a minimum within the city limits. The city shall determine type and style as well as install and maintain all city streetlights. The developer shall be responsible for the cost of the streetlights in new subdivisions.

(d)     When rock is encountered by the city in trenching for underground electrical infrastructure for the subdivision, the developer will pay for the cost of excavating the rock.

(e)      The developer shall provide, at no cost to the city, any utility easement on, under, through, across or over any part of the subdivision as necessary for the location and installation of the electrical system and street lights. The developer shall clear the easement of any obstructions, mark all lot corners with permanent stakes and establish grades to within 6 inches of final grade. This work shall be completed prior to the construction of the electrical system.

(f)      Ownership of the electrical distribution system in the subdivision shall remain at all times with the city which shall also own all facilities and equipment installed by the city for the delivery and measurement of electricity.

(g)      Builders or developers damaging electrical infrastructure during construction shall be responsible for actual cost of repairs.

(Ord. 1165; Code 2006; Ord. 1251)

The city has adopted a policy of underground service to its customers. Underground service will be made available provided that such service is deemed feasible by the city and the following conditions are met:

(a)      Charges for the cost of converting from overhead to underground electrical service shall be determined by the city and shall be paid to the city prior to the start of underground construction.

(b)     The customer shall install service conduit from the meter can on the house to the service line pole installed on the property line by the city.

(c)      The owner shall furnish any required easements with legal description and plat or easement along with the dedication of same at no cost to the city.

(Ord. 1165; Code 2006; Ord. 1251)

The easement is to be kept clean of any obstructions that would prevent city crews from maintaining service.

(Ord. 1165; Code 2006; Ord. 1251)

Whenever the governing body of the city finds that an emergency exists by reason of a shortage of electric supply at a reasonable price, it shall be empowered to declare by resolution that an electric supply emergency exists and that it will encourage voluntary electric conservation or impose mandatory restrictions on electrical use during the period of the emergency. Such an emergency shall be deemed to continue until it is declared by resolution of the governing body to have ended. The resolutions declaring the existence and end of an electrical supply emergency shall be effective upon their publication in the official city newspaper.

(Ord. 1165; Code 2006; Ord. 1251)

Upon the declaration of an electrical supply emergency as provided in section 15-224, the governing body of the city shall have the power to adopt emergency electric rates by ordinance designed to conserve electric supplies. Such emergency rates may provide for, but are not limited to:

(a)      Higher charges for increasing usage per unit of use (increasing block rates);

(b)     Uniform charges for electric usage per unit of use (uniform unit rate); or

(c)      Extra charges in excess of a specified level of electric use (excess demand surcharge).”

(Ord. 1165; Code 2006; Ord. 1251)

A power cost adjustment will be added each month to the energy charge per kWh for all customers of the municipal electric utility. The power cost adjustment ("PCA") is to be computed each month using the Averaged Actual Delivered Cost of energy for the most recent three month period (determined by dividing the actual cost of purchased power for that three month period by the annual kilowatt-hours used for that same period), and a compensation factor of 1.10 for distribution system losses and energy furnished free by the municipal electric utility to the City of Baldwin City

PCA = [(Cost ÷ kWh) × 1.10] – Averaged Actual Delivered Cost

For purposes of this formula, the following applies:

PCA = Power Cost Adjustment, stated as a cost per kWh, rounded to the nearest $0.0001

Cost = the month’s cost of purchased power and fuel for power plant generation

kWh = the month’s kilowatt hours of purchased power and power plant generation.

1.10 = Multiplier used to compensate utility for accounted losses or energy given away at no charge such as street lighting, line losses both Internal (distribution) and External (transmission), and theft.

(Ord. 1251; Ord. 1263; Ord. 1275; Ord. 1290; Ord. 1307; Ord. 1321; Ord. 1327; Ord. 1339; Ord. 1348)

(a)      There is hereby adopted by reference the Net Metering Policy and Procedures for Customer-Owned Renewable Energy Resources, a copy of which is filed with the City Clerk to be open to inspection and available to the public at all reasonable hours.

(b)     There is hereby adopted by reference the Interconnection Standards for Parallel Installation and Operation of Customer-Owned Electric Generating Facilities, a copy of which is filed with the City Clerk to be open to inspection and available to the public at all reasonable hours.

(c)      Net Metering Customer Generators must meet all the applicable requirements of the City's Interconnection Standards for Parallel Installation and Operation of Customer-Owned Electric Generating Facilities in addition to the requirements of the Net Metering Policy and Procedures for Customer-Owned Renewable Energy Resources.

(Ord. 1257)

(a)      Effective with the utility bills issued during September, 2016, this utility will assess to all customers a Franchise Fee of 2.5% of the gross utility fees billed to the customer in the billing cycle. Late fees and any other non-revenue charges will be excluded from the Franchise Fee calculation.

(b)     Effective with the utility bil ls issued during April, 2017 and continuing thereafter, each utility will assess to all customers a Franchise Fee of 5% of the gross utility fees billed to the customer in the billing cycle. Late fees and any other non-revenue charges will be excluded from the Franchise Fee calculation.

(Ord. 1346; Ord. 1366)