Section 27-129 Discount for direct load control--Residential service rate and small general service rate.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 19681 on 09/17/2007, Section 27-129 read as follows.
percent 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) Load control devices shall be installed only
on central air-conditioning and heat pump
(2) The maximum size unit allowed will be five
, except when the unit has a control
system that will accommodate switch installation and the installation has been authorized by the
(3) The city will install and maintain the radio-control
(4) 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.
(5) The air-conditioner or heat pump is maintained by
the customer and in a manner such
that it operates at its highest efficiency.
(6) 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
(7) 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.
(8) 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
(9) 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.
(Ord. No. 11464, § 1, 5-4-87; Ord. No. 13491, § 1, 10-19-92; Ord. No. 15619,
§ 1, 5-18-98; Ord.
No. 18691, § 1, 9-19-05)
Editor's note - Ord. No. 18691, § 1, adopted September 19, 2005, which amended section 27-129
above, shall be in full force and effect from and after October 1, 2005.