Member Generated Power > 10kW

RATE SCHEDULE DG-2

DISTRIBUTED GENERATION ELECTRIC SERVICE RATE SCHEDULE

GREATER THAN 10 KW

The Miami-Cass County Rural Electric Membership Corporation (REMC) shall charge and collect for distributed generation electric service on the following bases of availability, application, character of service, monthly rate, minimum charge, purchased power cost adjustment clause, and tax adjustment.

AVAILABILITY:

This rate is available to any member of the REMC that currently meets the Conditions of Service and any member of the REMC located within the territory served by Miami-Cass County Rural Electric Membership Corporation.  It will be available to members who have qualified distributed generation facilities greater than a nameplate rating of 10 kW and that may interconnected with Miami-Cass REMC’s distribution system.

APPLICATION:

This schedule is applicable to all electric service used exclusively for domestic purposes to individually metered single-family dwelling units; to individually metered dwelling units in duplexes, apartments, and condominiums; and to individually metered farm buildings located on privately owned farm operations.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE:

Service under this schedule shall be single phase, 60 Hertz, alternating current at the REMC’s available standard voltages.  Some motor restrictions will apply. All residential service required on the premises by the customer will be supplied through one meter.

MONTHLY RATE:

Facilities Charge:

            Single Phase     ........................................................... $25.50 per month

Energy Charge:

            First 800 kWh  ....................................................... $0.078230 per kWh

            Next 1,200 kWh..................................................... $0.058990 per kWh

            Over 2,000 kWh.................................................... $0.052858 per kWh

Compensation for Consumer-Owned Generation:

Wabash Valley Power Association, Inc. (WVPA) shall compensate Consumer for the kW and kWh output of the consumer’s generation, in accordance with a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) negotiated by WVPA and Consumer, subject to the terms and conditions of WVPA’s Distributed Generation Policy (D-11) and WVPA’s current Schedule QF governing the purchase of power from a qualifying facility.

Purchased Power Cost Adjustment:

The amount computed at the above monthly rate shall be adjusted plus or minus by an amount calculated in accordance with the formula specified in the Miami-Cass County Rural Electric Membership Corporation’s Purchased Power Cost Adjustment Clause (Appendix A) which is a part of the “Monthly Rate” of this rate schedule.

Minimum Charge:

The monthly minimum charge under this rate schedule shall be the “Facilities Charge.”

Tax Adjustment:

The amount computed at the above monthly rate as adjusted by the application of the purchased power cost adjustment clause shall be subject to taxes, assessments, and surcharges imposed by any governmental authority.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE:

1.      Service shall be provided in accordance with the provisions set forth in the Miami-Cass County Rural Electric Membership Corporation’s Service Policies and Bylaws.

2.      The terms of payment shall be in accordance with the provisions set forth in the Miami-Cass County Rural Electric Membership Corporation’s Service Policies and Bylaws.

3.      Distribution Cooperative Agreement shall be required between the Consumer and Miami-Cass REMC.

4.      WVPA will require a Power Purchase Agreement between the Consumer and WVPA, in accordance with WVPA’s Distributed Generation Policy (D-11).

5.      Consumers requesting service under this optional rider must remain on the rider for a minimum of twelve months.  Miami-Cass REMC reserves the right to discontinue the use of this optional rider if a Consumer’s qualified distributed generation facility is permanently removed from service.

6.       Consumer shall bear the cost of a WVPA approved metering installation sufficiently capable of measuring all kW and kWh generated by Consumer.

DEFINITIONS

1.                  As used in this Rate, “interconnection” means the physical, parallel connection of a qualifying facility with a distribution facility of Miami-Cass REMC for the purchase or sale, or both, of electricity.

2.                  As used in this Rate, “Consumer” means an electric member of Miami-Cass REMC.

3.                  As used in this Rate, “energy charge” means the charge for electric energy or capacity supplied by Miami-Cass REMC, regularly used by a qualifying distributed generation facility in addition to that which the facility generates itself.

4.                  As used in this Rate, “parallel” means the designed operation of the qualifying distributed generation facility, interconnection equipment, and Miami-Cass REMC’s system where the instantaneous flow of electrical energy may automatically occur in either direction across the interconnection point between the qualifying facility and Miami-Cass REMC’s distribution system.

5.                  As used in this Rate, “Compensation For Consumer-Owned Generation” means the purchase of the electrical output from a qualifying distributed generation facility by WVPA.

6.                  As used in this Rate, “qualified distributed generation facility” means a generating plant or facility (i) constructed, maintained, operated, or owned by a Consumer and which is operated on the Consumer’s side of the retail meter, and such project or facility has a generating capacity of greater than a nameplate rating of 10  kilowatts, or (ii) constructed, maintained, operated, owned by a Consumer and connected directly to Miami-Cass REMC’s distribution system including, without limitation, photovoltaic, fuel cell, micro-turbine, biomass, hydro and internal combustion generators, so long as such generating plant or facility qualifies as “behind the meter generation,” as determined by the respective Regional Transmission Operator to which Miami-Cass REMC is connected.

CUSTOMER SAFETY RELATED REQUIREMENTS

1.                  Any qualified distributed generation facility used by a Consumer pursuant to the Rate shall meet all applicable safety and performance standards established by the National Electric Code, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers including standard IEEE 1547 and the Underwriters Laboratories.

2.         The Consumer must obtain at his or her expense, all necessary inspections and approvals required by codes prior to connecting the facility to the Cooperative’s system. The Consumer will supply the Cooperative with certification that the facility has received all necessary code approvals and that it meets, or exceeds, all applicable safety and performance standards.

3.         Parallel operation with the Cooperative’s system must cease immediately and automatically during system outages and other emergency or abnormal conditions as specified by applicable codes and standards.  Outages include, but are not limited to, momentary outages due to system reclosing and protective devices operating on the utility system.  The Consumer’s generator must cease parallel operation upon notification by the Cooperative if such operation is deemed unsafe or interferes with the supply of service to others, or interferes with system operation or maintenance.  The Cooperative accepts no responsibility for damage or injury to any person or property caused by the failure of the Consumer to operate in compliance with the Cooperative’s or any other requirements.

4.         Failure of the Consumer to comply with any of these requirements shall result in disconnection from the Cooperative’s system.  The Cooperative will be under no obligation to reconnect the Consumer until the Consumer’s generation facility either complies with the requirements or is permanently disconnected from any parallel operation with Cooperative’s system.

SYSTEM MODIFICATIONS

            If it is necessary for the Cooperative to modify portions of its existing system to provide larger capacity facilities or metering to accommodate the purchase of electricity from the Consumer, the Consumer will be responsible for the costs of said upgrades. Should system modification be necessary, the Cooperative, at the Consumer’s expense, shall perform all work on the Cooperative’s side of the meter.

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