Prior to the adoption of Ord. 21063 on 09/06/2011, Section 27-169 read as follows.

    (a)    The Solar One utility program is established to provide utility customers an opportunity to purchase electricity produced from the sun from photovoltaic systems that are interconnected with City’s distribution system.

    (b)    Solar One electricity is sold in units of Solar One blocks of energy each representing one hundred (100) kilowatt hours of electricity.  All purchases of Solar One blocks of energy are voluntary and initiated by customer request.  Customers are not limited in the quantity of Solar One blocks of energy they may request, however, sales are conditional on the utility having adequate solar power available that is uncommitted to previously existing sales.

    (c)    Purchases of Solar One blocks of energy shall not affect customer’s billing for metered electric consumption as specified in sections 27-111 through 27-120.  Fees for Solar One blocks of energy shall be charged as an addition to the customer’s normal electric rate charges and shall be accounted for separately.

    (d)    Solar One blocks of energy shall be available either through one time purchase or annual purchases that are charged to utility customers in twelve (12) monthly increments.  Fees for Solar One blocks of energy shall be as follows:



Solar One Block  
Direct Purchase  
Monthly Billing  
100 KWH  
$  40.21
$  3.35

    (e)    All solar electricity sold by the utility through the Solar One program shall come from solar production facilities that have signed agreements with the utility and are connected to the utility distribution system, or are utility owned.

    (f)    The Solar One program shall account for all solar electricity purchased and sold on an annual basis in conjunction with the city's fiscal year. Within each fiscal year, the amount of electricity sold through Solar One blocks of energy shall not exceed the amount of electricity that has been acquired under subsection (e).

    (g)     Credits for any solar electricity sold to customers through the Solar One program will belong to the utility for compliance with the renewable energy standard as specified in section 27-106.

(Ord. No. 19919, § 1, 5-19-08; Ord. No. 20808, § 1, 12-6-10)