Section 27-169 Solar One utility program.
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 Citys 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 customers 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 customers 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:
(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.
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).
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
(Ord. No. 19919, § 1, 5-19-08; Ord. No. 20808, § 1, 12-6-10)