Section 27-36 Definitions.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 017894 on 11/03/2003, Section 27-36 read as follows.
For the purposes of this article, whenever any of the following words or terms
are used herein,
they shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section:
Customer. The corporation, association, or individual legally using water
supplied by the department.
Customer-generator. A consumer of electric energy who
purchases electric energy from the
city and is the owner of a qualified net metering unit.
Department. The water and light department of the City of Columbia, Missouri.
Director. The director of the water and light department of the city,
or his authorized
Easement. The land legally designated for the installation and maintenance
of water, electric
or other utility lines necessary to properly serve the public with utility services.
Lot. A parcel or portion of land in a subdivision, or parcel of land
separated from other parcels
or portions by description as on a subdivision plat of record, survey map, or by metes and bounds
Meter. A device installed at each customer's premises for the purpose
of measuring the
quantity of water or electricity used.
Net energy metering. The measurement of the amount
of electric energy supplied to a
customer-generator by the department and the measurement of the electric energy generated by a
customer-generator that is delivered to the local distribution system at the same point of
Plan. A map of a subdivision showing the location, arrangement and size
of lots, streets,
easements, and other rights-of-way.
Qualified net metering unit. An electric generation unit
(a) Is owned by a customer-generator.
(b) Is a hydrogen fuel cell or is powered by
sun, wind or biomass.
(c) Has an electrical generating system with
a capacity of not more than one hundred (100)
(d) Is located on premises that are owned,
operated, leased or otherwise controlled by the
(e) Is interconnected and operates in parallel
and in synchronization with the electric system.
(f) Is intended primarily to offset part or
all of the customer-generators own electrical
Property. A lot, tract, or other parcel of land.
Property owner. An individual, corporation or association holding legal
title or otherwise
having legal control of a property.
Resale service. Electrical service used by the customer for resale to
another at a profit or at a
cost related to the amount of usage.
Residential dwelling unit. A building or portion thereof with kitchen
facilities, designated or
used for residential occupancy, including but not limited to, such units when constituting or a
part of one-family, two-family, and multiple-family dwellings, boarding and lodging houses,
apartment houses and apartment hotels, but not hotels or motels, except where the units are
occupied by the same individual or group of individuals for thirty (30) days or more.
Right-of-way. A street or roadway dedicated to the city or to the State
Service area. All of the city limits and any other areas where the department
and/or electric service.
Standby service. Electrical service which is not used as the primary
source of energy for a
specific function or purpose but which is used only as a reserve or as a backup to the primary
source of energy for the specific function or purpose.
Subdivision. A parcel of land divided into two (2) or more lots or other
divisions of land.
Submeter. A meter that is used in series with another meter for the purpose
of measuring a
quantity of water or electricity a second time.
Supplementary service. Electrical service which is not used as the primary
source of energy for
a specific function or purpose but which is used as a supplement to the primary source of energy,
either routinely or on an emergency basis, for the specific function or purpose.
Value of electric energy. The average cost per
kWh of the energy component of applicable
kWh rates. This value will be based on purchased energy, including charge for energy,
transmission, losses, and any fuel adjustments per kWh and will include fuel costs for energy
generated at department facilities. Value of electric energy does not include capacity charges,
distribution expenses, or other overhead expenses which may be part of applicable kWh rates.
Water and electric light works. All the physical property of the city
including wells, pumping
plants, pipe lines, generating plants, substations, transmission lines, distribution lines,
buildings, and all other equipment, apparatus and property used for the sole purpose of obtaining,
producing, generating, distributing and delivering water and electricity.
(Code 1964, § 15.005)
Cross reference(s)--Definitions and rules of construction generally,