Section 27-130 Same--Large general service.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 19681 on 09/17/2007, Section 27-130 read as follows.
A discount shall be offered on service used during summer
as defined in Section 27-16 for
electric service provided under the large general service (section 27-116) 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:
percent discount shall be
offered on the customer charge and usage, net
of fuel adjustment, and before taxes.
applied during the summer months of June, July, August
and September to the higher of the following:
a. The difference between the average electric
bill, excluding taxes and in lieu of gross
receipts tax payments, for the immediately previous months of March, April and May, and the
electric bill, excluding taxes, for the current summer month.
b. One-half of the electric bill, excluding taxes
and in lieu of gross receipts tax payments, for
the current summer month.
(2) Load control devices shall be installed only
on central air-conditioning and heat pump
(3) There shall be no maximum size for air conditioning
or heat pump units, provided that
the unit has a control system that will accommodate switch installation
, and the director has
authorized the installation
(4) The city will install and maintain
the radio-control device.
(5) 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.
(6) The air-conditioner or heat pump
is maintained by the customer and in a manner such
that it operates at its highest efficiency.
(7) 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
(8) 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.
(9) 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
(10) If more than twenty-five (25)
percent of the air-conditioning load is supplied by
equipment which does not allow installation of a load control device, participation in this
program and the amount of discount will be at the determination of the director or the director's
(Ord. No. 13491, § 1, 10-19-92; Ord. No. 14051, § 1, 5-16-94; Ord. No.
15619, § 1, 5-18-98)