DISTRIBUTED GENERATION FROM RENEWABLE RESOURCES RIDER
This Rider is available to any retail member receiving electric service under SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative's (SEIEC) rate schedule who owns and operates an on-site generating system powered by a renewable resource capable of producing less than 50 kW for residential applications and less than 200 kW for all other applications , and who interconnects with the SEIEC's electric system. Renewable energy technology is any technology that exclusively relies on an energy source that is naturally regenerated over a short time and derived directly from the sun, indirectly from the sun, or from moving water or other natural movements and mechanisms of the environment. Renewable energy technologies include those that rely on energy derived directly from the sun, on wind, geothermal, hydroelectric, or on biomass or biomass-based waste products, including landfill gas. The decision as to whether or not a facility qualifies as a renewable energy project for this rider will be determined by SEIEC. This Rider applies to a member-owned generating system that primarily offsets part or all of the member's electric service provided by SEIEC.
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
1. All charges, character of service, and terms and conditions of the SEIEC Electric Rate Schedule under which the customer receives service apply except as expressly altered by this Rider.
2. The customer shall comply with the current SEIEC technical requirements for distributed generation interconnection for facilities under 200 kW and any revisions to the requirements. The customer shall obtain approval from SEIEC before the customer energizes the customer's on-site generating system or interconnects it with the SEIEC electrical system. If the customer is a participant in the SEIEC Renewable Energy Resource Trust Fund Program, the customer shall comply with the guidelines of the program. The customer shall submit to SEIEC a completed interconnection application form and signed agreement. The minimum term of an agreement under this Rider is one year, extended automatically unless terminated by either party with sixty days written notice. If the customer is a participant in the SEIEC Program, the minimum term of the agreement is the period required by the Program.
3. The customer is responsible for the costs of interconnecting with SEIEC's electric system, including transformers, service lines, or other equipment determined necessary by SEIEC for safe installation and operation of the customer's equipment with SEIEC's system. The customer is responsible for any costs associated with required inspections and permits.
Metering under this Rider shall be performed by a bi-directional meter capable of registering the flow of electricity in two directions (delivered and received) at any specific moment in time.
This rate is based upon the Cooperative's avoided costs for wholesale power taking into consideration the Capacity Reliability Factor (CRF) of the generating facility.
Energy: The actual wholesale energy rate (2.247 cents per kWh) plus or minus the wholesale power cost adder as calculated each month.
Demand: ($13.95 multiplied by the Capacity Reliability Factor) per KW of demand delivered to SEIEC's distribution system by the generating facility during the hour at which the respective substation peak occurred for the calendar month.
The Capacity Reliability Factor (CRF) that is used to determine the actual demand rate each month is defined and calculated as the average demand (KW) delivered to the Cooperative's distribution system for each respective month divided by the peak demand (KW) delivered to the Cooperative's distribution system for each respective month. The minimum value for the CRF is zero and the maximum value for the CRF is one.
Any Federal, State or Local Taxes will be assessed and reimbursed by the customers and paid to the Cooperative.
OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS
In the event a member operating under this rider incurs retail charges calculated based upon the appropriate retail rate schedule for energy consumption that exceeds the amount of wholesale energy value calculated based upon this rider due for wholesale delivery for each respective month, the Cooperative will provide a net bill or invoice with the value of wholesale energy deducted from the retail charges for each respective month.
In the event a member operating under this rider incurs retail charges calculated based upon the appropriate retail rate schedule for energy consumption that is less than the amount of wholesale energy value calculated based upon this rider due for wholesale delivery for each respective month, the Cooperative will provide the member with a credit that will roll forward to the following months. This credit will be used to offset the applicable retail charges in succeeding months until the credit is completely used. At the end of every calendar year in the month of December, the Cooperative will review all such credits and reimburse the member for the value of all unused credits that still exist on any such account.
In the event a member operating under this rider does not have any significant consumption requirements and the wholesale energy value significantly exceeds the retail charges for the same account every month, the Cooperative will reimburse the member for the value of the wholesale energy less the applicable retail charges on a monthly basis.
SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative 2007. All rights reserved.