Section 27-171 Reserved.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 21063 on 09/06/2011, Section 27-171 read as follows.
(a) The city hereby establishes a commercial lighting program to provide
an incentive for
commercial and industrial customers to replace their current lighting with more energy efficient
lighting. The purpose of this program is to reduce loads thereby reducing the need of the electric
utility to purchase higher priced power.
(b) The water and light department shall establish criteria to insure
the integrity of each project.
Each proposed project shall be reviewed to insure that it provides the intended benefits of the
(c) A commercial or industrial customer is eligible to participate in
the program only if the
customer has paid a demand charge for at least two (2) years.
(d) The city will reimburse customers approved for participation in the
program in an amount
equal to one-half the eligible cost of the approved lighting retrofit or one hundred dollars
($100.00) per kilowatt of reduction, whichever is less. The maximum payment for a project at
any one location is five thousand dollars ($5,000.00).
(e) In order to be eligible for reimbursement, the project must be approved
by the water and
light department before the improvements are made. Only payments made by a customer to an
outside vendor will be counted as eligible cost.
(f) A customer shall not be reimbursed for any cost until the water and
light department has
inspected the project and determined that it has been completed as approved.
(g) The commercial lighting program established in this section is a
pilot program that shall be
in effect until October 1, 2006. The total amount of incentives paid under this pilot program
shall not exceed $40,000.00.