Section 106-543; Ord. 18691; Amending Chapter 27 of the City Code as it relates to load management

Ordinance No.            18691                      Council Bill No. B 331-05           


amending Chapter 27 of the City Code as it relates to load management; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.


    SECTION 1.    Chapter 27 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri, is hereby amended as follows:

    Material to be deleted in strikeout; material to be added underlined.

Sec. 27-129. Discount for direct load control--Residential service rate and small general service rate.

    A three percent (3%) 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)     The minimum discount shall be one dollar ($1.00) per month.

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

    ( 32)    The maximum size unit allowed will be five (5) tons.

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

    ( 54)    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.

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

    ( 76)    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.

    ( 87)    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.

    ( 98)    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.

    ( 109)    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.

    SECTION 2.    This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after October 1, 2005.

    PASSED this 19th day of September, 2005.