Prior to the adoption of Ord. 20417 on 09/21/2009, Section 27-129 read as follows.


A five (5) three (3)  percent discount shall be offered on the customer charge and usage, net of fuel adjustment, and before taxes are applied on service used during summer as defined in section 27-16 for electric service provided under the residential service rate (section 27-112), and the small general service rate (section 27-114) when the customer receiving such service allows the city to install and operate a radio-controlled switching device on the customer's air-conditioning or heat pump equipment, subject to the following conditions:

    (1)    Load control devices shall be installed only on central air-conditioning and heat pump equipment.

    (2)    The maximum size unit allowed will be five (5) tons , except when the unit has a control system that will accommodate switch installation and the installation has been authorized by the director .

    (3)    The city will install and maintain the radio-control device.

    (4)    A written authorization will be provided by the customer (by the owner for rental property) permitting the city to install, maintain, and operate the switch device.

    (5)    The air-conditioner or heat pump is maintained by the customer and in a manner such that it operates at its highest efficiency.

    (6)    The city shall have the authority to discontinue the discount at any time that the customer violates any provision of this section, and shall not restore the discount until the violation is corrected.

    (7)    If the customer receiving load control service is not satisfied with the service, the customer may request that the city remove the load control switch at which time the discount shall also be terminated.

    (8)    The discount shall be applied for service rendered to any premises after the written authority is received and shall continue thereafter even though the premises are sold or the occupant changes until such time as the current occupant or owner requests that the service be terminated.

        (9)    If more than twenty-five (25) per cent of the air-conditioning load is supplied by equipment that does not allow the installation of a load control device, participation in this program and amount of discount shall be determined by the director or the director's designee.

(Ord. No. 11464, § 1, 5-4-87; Ord. No. 13491, § 1, 10-19-92; Ord. No. 15619, § 1, 5-18-98; Ord. No. 18691, § 1, 9-19-05; Ord. No. 19681, § 1, 9-17-07 )